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Alpine Introduces In-Dash Receiver With Apple CarPlay

Voice control via Siri is possible

Alpine’s iLX-007 in-dash receiver that’s Apple CarPlay compatible is available now.

The iLX-007, Alpine of America’s aftermarket in-dash receiver dedicated for compatibility with Apple CarPlay, is now available in North American markets.

“The iLX-007 showcases the most used iPhone features in a manner that is simple and relevant for in-vehicle use,” said Alpine VP/GM Steve Crawford.

A spokeswoman tells Radio World the unit has enabled Alpine to expand its customer base beyond car audio enthusiasts.

The iLX-007 has a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen. Through Apple CarPlay, iPhone users can make and receive calls, access text messages, play music and get driving directions with a touch of the screen or by using Siri voice control. Corresponding audio, driving directions and phone calls are played through the vehicle’s speaker system. Users may also set destinations through a conversational command to Siri.

Apple CarPlay is compatible with iPhone 5 and later, including iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the latest version of iOS.

The iLX-007 lists for $800 SRI at Alpine retailers.