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Apple CarPlay coming to the 2016 Kia Sorento???

I believe the Optima will be the first official Apple CarPlay compatible Kia vehicle. There also has been some speculation that the 2016 Kia Sorento "might" get an update that enables CarPlay. However, I have the ridiculously small 4.3" LCD screen that doesn't have navigation.

1. Do you think an update allowing the stock head unit in the 2016 Kia Sorento will officially ever occur?
2. If it even does, will it ONLY apply to trims with the larger 8" LCD screens?
3. I'm considering a new 7" Pioneer (with CarPlay) navigation head unit, but I'm waiting because of the unclear status of CarPlay and the stock head units. Has anyone installed a Pioneer head unit (with CarPlay compatibility)? What's your review of it?

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I'm pretty sure u have to have the larger display. I can't wait to try out Android auto aftermarket for my sorento. Probably will get one next year.

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Cnet Review of Apple CarPlay

I'm not trying to start a flame war with Android users here. But for those of us who live within the Apple ecosystem, here is a "general" Apple CarPlay review by Cnet that just came out a few days ago. It's this kind of integration (even with the quirks) that I want in my 2016 Sorento. I'm fine with Apple Maps, too (even with its quirks).

Apple CarPlay review - CNET

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Any updates on this?

Will we be able to update our current systems to CarPlay when it becomes available? Is it going to be available to Sorento 2016 that have the large displays?

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Any updates on this?

Will we be able to update our current systems to CarPlay when it becomes available? Is it going to be available to Sorento 2016 that have the large displays?
It is currently available as part of the latest map release for $189 from mnsoft.com

Just the software update may be made available later for free according to a customer service rep but no official announcement.

For 2016 models the update is only for models with navigation.
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It is currently available as part of the latest map release for $189 from mnsoft.com

Just the software update may be made available later for free according to a customer service rep but no official announcement.

For 2016 models the update is only for models with navigation.
I looked on their site...comes to over $300 for the Canadian version, quite expensive. I will wait and hope it will be updated.

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Android Auto video demo.

There is a Youtube video that demonstrates Android Auto very well for those that are interested :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIg1p-ALMmQ
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Can anyone tell me what version I have?


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Can anyone tell me what version I have?

You have map update version 9.5
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Don't know how you get that from the numbers but thanks!

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