Wireless Apple CarPlay vs. Standard Apple CarPlay
Finally, the day iPhone users have been waiting for is here: Alpine has rolled out the first aftermarket wireless Apple CarPlay stereo. The Alpine iLX-107 digital media receiver delivers everything you love about Apple CarPlay, like viewing your text message alerts and blasting your favorite music through your car speakers, without ever having to take your iPhone out of your pocket. What’s so much better about the wireless version? Glad you asked. Here are the biggest benefits to going hands-free with Apple CarPlay:
Get in and go with wireless Apple CarPlay
The Alpine iLX-107 allows you to instantly access your favorite music and podcasts on your vehicle’s touch screen without pulling your iPhone out of your pocket or purse. After the initial setup, your receiver will automatically connect to the most frequently paired iPhone every time you start your car. No USB to lightning cable connection required, and no messy cords tangled up in your front seat.
Excellent sound quality from your car stereo system
Most wireless stereos rely on Bluetooth technology alone to transmit music between an iPhone and a receiver. Bluetooth depends on compression to send data from one device to another, which can noticeably impact sound quality. The iLX-107 uses a combination of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to move data at about the same rate as a wired connection, making it an excellent choice for discerning music listeners.
Hands-free texting and calling directly from your iPhone
When your iPhone is sitting in your lap, it’s tempting to pick it up and fire off a quick text to your buddy with your ETA. With wireless Apple CarPlay, you can keep both hands on the wheel and have Siri craft a message for you. Siri can also read incoming replies and dial up your wife without you ever taking your eyes off the road. Basically, wireless Apple CarPlay makes using your phone while driving safer for you and everyone else on the road.
Zero interruptions when you enter your car on the phone
With a wired connection between your iPhone and stereo, you have to manually unplug every time you get out of your car. If you make frequent stops and use your commute to catch up on phone calls, this can get old pretty fast. With wireless Apple CarPlay, your contacts will never know if you’re cruising along in your car or standing in line at Starbucks waiting for your morning espresso.
You’ll avoid expensive tickets for talking on the phone while driving
In California, it’s illegal to talk on your phone (or text) while driving. Wireless Apple CarPlay allows you to call your kids on your way home from work without the risk of being pulled over for breaking the law. For how much money a cell phone violation will set you back, you might as well invest in an Alpine iLX-107 digital media receiver and keep your driving record squeaky clean.
Ready to unplug with wireless Apple CarPlay from Stereo Depot?
At Stereo Depot, we offer the best Apple CarPlay installation in San Diego & El Cajon. If you’re ready to ditch your lightening connection and seamlessly access your music, apps, podcasts, maps, and contacts from your iPhone, stop by our shop in El Cajon. Our experts will provide flawless installation of your wireless Apple CarPlay receiver and get you back on the road in no time. Give Stereo Depot a call at our San Diego location at (619) 736-9964 or our El Cajon location at (619) 873-4641.