Infiniti Schedules Updates to Wireless Apple CarPlay

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey
infiniti schedules updates to wireless apple carplay

You know it’s a slow news week — at least so far — when you get an embargoed release from Infiniti mentioning software updates that will now enable wireless Apple CarPlay on vehicles that came from the factory without that functionality and find it worth a post.

The meat of the release is pretty straightforward. Infiniti is now offering customers the chance to update certain 2020 and 2021 model-year vehicles for no cost and with no other conditions attached.

If you drive a 2020 or 2021 Q50, Q60, QX50, and QX80, you can go to your local Infiniti dealer and get the upgrade.

“Customer satisfaction has always been one of the highest priorities at INFINITI, and we are pleased to bring wireless Apple CarPlay® to owners of the majority of our 2020 and 2021 vehicles,” said Jeff Pope, group vice president, INFINITI Americas. “More than 80 percent of luxury vehicle owners use Apple products, and now these INFINITI owners can go wireless while using CarPlay® in their vehicle.”

Infiniti first offered wireless Apple CarPlay on the QX55 earlier this year.

The free upgrade is available until March 2022.

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  • Dukeisduke Dukeisduke on Oct 12, 2021

    The same news is on MacRumors today (free wireless Apple CarPlay from Infiniti).

  • Carlson Fan Carlson Fan on Oct 12, 2021

    Good grief that's really hideous. My first truck & first brand new vehicle was a 1993 extra cab Toy PU 4X4. Now that was a good looking truck! And that was important to me as I can't drive anything I find ugly. No matter how good it is.

  • DenverMike DenverMike on Oct 13, 2021

    When it's an automatic, why the clunky phalic shifter thing at most inconvenient spot while your burger and fries have to lean against it until they slide around the console. It's stupid and do they have to make it look like a manual shifter as if to romanticize it? Just put a damn dial on the dash. And or at least extend the armrest to the cup holders for the forearm support.

  • ThomasKing ThomasKing on Dec 01, 2022

    It's about time. Infiniti, the luxury car manufacturer that has been providing a vehicle on Apple CarPlay for some time now is releasing a software update soon. To get stump removal and learn more new tips for construction. These updates will enable the Infiniti driver interface which is currently only available in their QX80 and Q60 vehicles to support wireless Apple CarPlay stations on the leading infotainment companies such as Pioneer, Alpine, Kenwood and Clarion.