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    I have a 2017 A8 D4 and would like Apple CarPlay. I noticed the last of the A6 C7 models came with CarPlay from the factory.


    I assume they are the same 3G MMI Plus systems.

    Does anyone know how this can be installed on the A8? Is it a software upgrade the dealer can do?

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    I've just had my early 2016 A6 activated for Car Play, works a treat. This guy, based in north London is a vag-com expert and come thoroughly recommended. If you need contact details let me know, I'm sure he'll confirm whether it is possible or not for your car.
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    What does Apple Car Play offer? What is it for?
    What does it do? And what is the point of it?
     
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    iOS - CarPlay - Apple (UK)

    Allows you to mirror your iPhone/Android onto the car screen and use the apps on the phone. So Waze, Google Maps, Spotify etc become available via the MMI.
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    Oh right.
    So far then, I cannot see what extra it does.
    I have sat nav and plenty of music. The Sat Nav warns me already of traffic and re-routes me if I follow it.

    Each to their own, but there must be more to it than that?
     
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    Yeah your Audi inbuilt SatNav does do that, but after 3 years your maps will be out of date, then your option is to run with old maps, or pay £200+ each year to Audi for new map updates. So basically you are no longer reliant on Audi for map data, nor online connectivity. Using Waze/GoogleMaps/Apple Maps means your maps are never out of date and all internet data is obtained via the phone internet connection. You also have the benefit of cloud sharing of real-time traffic data when using Waze/Google Maps/Apple Maps, so normally much more up to date than Audi Connect data, in my experience anyway.

    From an aesthetics point of view, also means, if you did use the Waze/Google Maps on your phone, you can now do so with your phone away within the arm rest, instead of in a phone mount on the dashboard.

    As you say, each to their own. If you change cars prior to the 3 year anniversary then you probably won't appreciate the benefit as much.
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    Thanks for the reply. Does the installer have a website you could share, or if you dont mind, letting us know how much it cost?
     
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    Hi. Sorry but I think part of your post is incorrect. Yes no new maps after 3 years unless you pay, but to be honest how many new roads are there going to be in the next few years that would really affect any route you plan. The Audi connect license can be renewed each year, at present, for free, by contacting Audi UK. So you still get all the online info and so dose the sat Nav for traffic etc. Mine has been renewed for the second time at the end of last year, via a phone call. Think I may pay for new map in say another 3-4 years if needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sterling01 View Post
    Thanks for the reply. Does the installer have a website you could share, or if you dont mind, letting us know how much it cost?
    yeah he does, Alex is his name, VAG Car Coding - Coding, Diagnostic & Retrofit Services for VAG Vehicles or on Instagram @vagcarcoding. I paid £145 for it and really couldn’t be happier. It would appear that as long as your car has the MIB2 interface you should be able to have it activated, but he can confirm individual cases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elansear View Post
    Hi. Sorry but I think part of your post is incorrect. Yes no new maps after 3 years unless you pay, but to be honest how many new roads are there going to be in the next few years that would really affect any route you plan. The Audi connect license can be renewed each year, at present, for free, by contacting Audi UK. So you still get all the online info and so dose the sat Nav for traffic etc. Mine has been renewed for the second time at the end of last year, via a phone call. Think I may pay for new map in say another 3-4 years if needed.
    yes acknowledged, the Audi connect licence extension I get the same update, in fact mine is due to expire next month. The map updates may or may not be an issue to you, but to me they do matter. I travel a lot in Europe and they appear to build motorways and redo junctions a lot quicker than us in the uk, so I appreciate up to date maps.
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