“Pioneer has released Apple CarPlay firmware updates for five units in its NEX line as well as multiple in-dash systems for the European market,” Liam Tung reports for ZDNet.

“Pioneer today announced the release of a firmware update that enables CarPlay on five NEX units, which retail in the US for between $1,400 and $700, as well as the fourth generation AppRadio 4 system, which retails for $600. Current owners of the units can install the update at no charge, said Pioneer,” Tung reports. “The update will allow consumers with iPhone 5 or later to use Siri Eyes Free with supported touch displays.”

“The models that will get the update include AVIC-8000NEX, AVIC-7000NEX, AVIC-6000NEX, AVIC-5000NEX and AVH-4000NEX, as well as the AppRadio 4 SPH-DA120,” Tung reports. “The firmware update is also being rolled out for six equivalent systems available in Europe, where the NEX brand-name isn’t used. These include the AVIC-F60DAB, AVIC-F960DAB, AVIC-F960BT, AVIC-F860BT and the AVH-X8600BT, as well as the European equivalent of the AppRadio 4 called SPH-DA120.”

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