Amazon offers Pioneer’s 6-inch AppRadio Receiver with Capacitive Touchscreen Display and Apple CarPlay (model SPH-DA120) for $349.99 with free shipping. As a price comparison, that’s $250 below the original list price of $600, about $80 less than the going rate and the best deal we’ve seen by $50. It’s rated 4.1 out of 5 stars from 150 Amazon reviewers.
CarPlay brings your iPhone’s apps and familiar user interface to your vehicle. Some of the most notable CarPlay-enabled apps include Messages, Maps, iBooks, Spotify, MLB At Bat and many others. You can also use Siri to read your new messages and dictate a response. Read our review of CarPlay to get a rundown of everything it has to offer.
With support for iPhone and select Android devices, as well as MirrorLink support, AppRadio 4 makes it easy to access smartphone-based music, apps and more, directly from the Pioneer touchscreen interface. A total of four connectivity cable options, sold separately, enable connections to more than 30 different smartphone devices available in the U.S.