Earlier this month, Apple announced CarPlay which was basically a rebranding of iOS in the Car. Apple also announced several new partners that would be including the CarPlay feature in their vehicle models, and Toyota was one of them.
However according to Apple’s website, Toyota has been listed as being a partner for future models, versus brands like Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo who are expected to debut vehicles with CarPlay later this year. However thanks to a recent post by Toyota, they might have revealed their CarPlay plans a little earlier than expected.
The post was made on Toyota’s website which has since been pulled, but according to the post, Toyota models with CarPlay are expected to debut in 2015. The post was very brief and apart from providing a timeframe, not much else was known.
However according to the post, it now reads, “A previous version of this article said Apple CarPlay would be in Toyota cars from 2015. This is incorrect and we are happy to put the matter straight. No announcements have been made about if and when Apple CarPlay will arrive in Toyota cars.”
It is an interesting choice of words for Toyota. We’re not sure why they said “if and when” given that their logo is so prominently displayed on Apple’s CarPlay page, but either way we’re going to take this to mean that whatever announcements they might be making will probably be done at a later date.