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Alpine iLX-007

Digital media receiver with Apple CarPlay™ (does not play CDs)

Item # 500ILX007

Looking for a safe way to enjoy the best of your iPhone® while you drive?

Find what Fits your car

Looking for a safe way to enjoy the best of your iPhone® while you drive?

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Item # 500ILX007

About the Alpine iLX-007

Apple CarPlay™ for in-dash apps

Looking for a safe way to enjoy the best of your iPhone® while you drive? Alpine designed their iLX-007 digital media receiver to work specifically with Apple CarPlay, so you can access the apps you need without getting distracted from the matter at hand -- driving your car.
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Apple CarPlay™ for in-dash apps

Looking for a safe way to enjoy the best of your iPhone® while you drive? Alpine designed their iLX-007 digital media receiver to work specifically with Apple CarPlay, so you can access the apps you need without getting distracted from the matter at hand -- driving your car.

If you have an iPhone 5 or newer, you can hop into your car, connect your phone to the stereo, and use the sleek, easy-to-use interface to access the apps you need. The iLX-007 gives you fingertip or voice control of Apple apps like Maps, Music, Phone, Messages, and more. The 7" capacitive touchscreen works just like your tablet, so you'll feel right at home.

Drive smarter with Siri®

The beauty of Apple CarPlay is that it's designed for drivers. It puts important native iPhone functions on the screen, with familiar app icons that are large enough to be seen and tapped on the screen when you need them. Other info appears on the screen in big, easy-to-read text on a clean, clutter-free background.

You can also activate apps with Siri Hands Free voice commands, using the external microphone that's included with the receiver. Siri lets you make calls, compose texts, select tunes, and start navigation without taking your hands off the wheel. With Siri, you can place a call or compose a text with your voice. And Siri can read your incoming messages aloud to you.

Alpine iLX-007

Use your Maps app to get where you're going

Music and maps make travel more fun

This digital media receiver doesn't have a CD player, but with CarPlay, an AM/FM radio, and rear AUX and USB inputs, you'll never miss it. Browse your iPhone's music for playlists, songs, artists, and albums, or enjoy music apps, like iHeartRadio, Pandora, and Spotify®. You'll also see album art on the big screen.

If you need directions, launch the Maps app to find out how to reach the latest hot spot in town. Want to find the nearest donut shop? Just tell Siri. The big capacitive touchscreen allows you to pinch-to-zoom the map display, so you'll be able to pinpoint exactly where you need to be and, if need be, find a place to park.

Compact design, uncomplicated set-up

Since there's no CD player to take up space in the chassis, the iLX-007 is only about half as deep as most touchscreen receivers. That means it will fit into more dashboards with less work. It also means that custom installers can get seriously creative when they're designing your system.

You can access Apple CarPlay on this receiver using the same Lightning™ cable that came with your iPhone, or select aftermarket equivalents. Your iPhone is compatible with Apple CarPlay already, so there's no need to download any apps.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

In most cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with this car stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.

Smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPhone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

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Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • digital media receiver with AM/FM tuner (does not play CDs)
    • built-in amplifier (18 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • designed specifically to work with Apple CarPlay
    • works with iPhone 5 or newer (see Details tab for model compatibility)
    • enjoy music apps like Pandora, iHeartRadio, and Spotify
    • adjust sound settings using the Alpine TuneIt app
    • USB port accommodates Apple devices and thumb drives
    • 7" capacitive touchscreen
    • MP3/WMA compatible
    Expandability:
    • inputs: rear USB port, rear auxiliary input
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other Features and Specs:

    What's in the box:

    • Digital media receiver w/ integrated 7" touchscreeen (10A fuse)
    • Trim-ring
    • Wiring harness
    • Camera/Aux harness
    • 5' USB extension cable
    • Microphone (w/ attached 12.5' cable terminated by a right-angle 3.5mm connector)
    • Visor clip
    • Two-sided tape
    • 4 Pan-head screws (M5x8mm)
    • 4 Counter-sunk screws (M5x8mm)
    • Quick Reference Guide
    • Online Product Registration Card

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    Features & specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Mini (rear)
    Audio/video Input Mini (rear)
    USB Input Rear
    Backup Camera Input Yes
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay Yes
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control Yes
    Alexa Voice Control
    Android Control No
    Memory Card Slot N/A
    Bluetooth Compatible No
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation Optional
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size N/A
    Nano N/A
    Touch N/A
    iPhone 6S+/6S/6+/6/5S/5C/5
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 18 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 18 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
    Navigation App Compatible (Android)
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Screen Size 7
    Display Color
    Key Button Color White
    EQ Bands 9
    Wireless Remote No
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 9.3 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    File Playback
    Music File Playback N/A
    High-res Playback N
    The Alpine iLX-007 replaces these items:

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    Touchscreen+Voice+Remote Control
    Apple CarPlay
    Audio & Tuner Section
    AV Connections

    Touchscreen+Voice+Remote Control

    7" Capacitive Touchscreen: Through its 7" capacitive touchscreen the Alpine iLX-007 is designed for use in the car with your USB-connected iPhone Lightning-connector device (iOS 7.1+) and Apple CarPlay. The 7" capacitive touchscreen boasts a 800 x 480 resolution (1.15 million pixels) with a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. The capacitive touchscreen requires less pressure, responds faster, and can recognize multiple touch points simultaneously; all advantages when compared to traditional resistive touchscreen displays.

    • Picture Settings: You can adjust the touchscreen monitor's color, contrast, sharpness, and brightness; plus save two presets.
    • Backlight Control: You adjust the brightness of the LCD backlight from -15 to +15. You can then select one of the following modes for the LCD's fluorescent backlight - Auto (adjusts the brightness of the background illumination based on the ambient light in your vehicle), On (keeps the background illumination of the monitor dark), or Off (keeps the background illumination of the monitor bright).
    • Custom Background Image: You can set the image file for the opening screen by copying your desired BMP image file (800x480) from a USB memory device.
    • Clock Display: The iLX-007 lets you select between a 12 hour or 24 hour clock.

    Hard-Key Controls: Conveniently located volume, track, home, and Siri hard keys are accessible along the bottom edge of the 7" touchscreen monitor for quick access and simple control. You can adjust the brightness of the button illumination at night with the monitor's Auto dimmer function or manual from -2 to +2.

    Siri "Eyes Free" Voice Control: The Alpine iLX-007 provides Siri "Eyes Free" Voice Control via Apple CarPlay and the included mic for a safer driving experience. By pressing the dedicated "Siri" button on the front-panel and using the included external microphone, you can tell Siri what you would like to listen to, where you want to go, and who you want to call or text. The external microphone features a 12.5' cable which plugs into the back of the receiver and comes with a mounting bracket which can be clipped to the sun-visor or taped to the dash.

    Note: Siri "Eyes Free" Voice Control only works with functions of your USB-connected iPhone with Lightning-connector device. The iLX-007 does not offer voice control over head unit functions like audio and menu settings or input selection through Siri.

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.

    Video Lock-out Feature: For safety and legal reasons, the iLX-007 features a video lock-out feature to prevent the driver from viewing a video source while the vehicle is in motion. To watch a video source, the vehicle must be stopped with the parking brake engaged and the ignition in the ACC or ON position. This also includes advanced setup menus.

    2-DIN Chassis: The Alpine iLX-007 has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as Double DIN), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets. There is no mounting sleeve included for a Euro- or Custom-mount installation.

    Mounting Angle: For proper operation, Alpine recommends mounting the iLX-007 receiver at no more than 30° above horizontal.

    Apple CarPlay

    Apple CarPlay: Apple CarPlay is a smarter, safer way to use your USB-connected iPhone with Lightning-connector in the car, while you stay focused on the road. Apple CarPlay takes the things you want to do with your iPhone while driving and integrates them into the Alpine iLX-007. Apple CarPlay offers an incredibly intuitive way to make calls, view maps, listen to music, and access messages from your compatible iPhone through the Alpine iLX-007 in-dash receiver. With Apple CarPlay, you can control these functions from the iLX-007 receiver's 7" capacitive touchscreen or activate Siri for minimized distraction.

    Note: All functionality of CarPlay is accessible without the parking brake engaged.

    iPhone Compatibility: The Alpine iLX-007 and Apple CarPlay is compatible with the iPhone 5 and newer that feature a Lightning connector and are running iOS 7.1 or higher. Your compatible iPhone must be connected to the i109-WRA receiver's rear-panel USB port via the included 5' USB extension cable and Alpine's KCU-471 Lightning-to-USB cable (500KCU471I), sold separately), the cable that came with your iPhone, or other Apple certified Lightning-cable (sold separately).

    Note: Only use the included USB extension cable for Apple CarPlay. Do not use a 3rd party USB extension cable.

    Maps: Through Apple CarPlay, the power and simplicity of Apple Maps comes to your dashboard; complete with turn-by-turn direction, traffic conditions, and estimated travel time. You can enter a new destination or choose a favorite or recent destination using the head unit's touchscreen or by simply asking Siri. CarPlay can also predict where you most likely want to go using addresses from your email, text messages, contacts, and calendars.

    Phone: With Apple CarPlay, you can use the iLX-007's interactive touchscreen or ask Siri to make calls, return calls, and check voicemail. To dial a phone number, simply tap the "Phone" icon and Siri will ask you who you want to call. Using the touchscreen you can manually enter a phone number from the on-screen keypad, scroll through contacts, or select from recent and miss calls. In addition, you get access to your voicemails via touchscreen and Siri. When a call comes in, simply tap the "Phone" icon to answer. You'll carry on your side of the conversation through the included external microphone, while the other party is heard through your vehicle's speakers.

    Note: You can emphasize or weaken the volume level the microphone. You can also select which car speaker outputs the caller audio; you can select All, Front-Left, Front-Right, or Front-Left/Right.

    Text Messages: Apple CarPlay also lets you enjoy a better and safer way of text messaging with friends and family when you're on the road, through the Alpine receiver and Siri. Through your voice commands, Siri can send, read, and reply to your text messages so that you never have to glance at your phone while behind the wheel. When a new message comes in a banner will come across the screen and Siri will read back the message for you.

    Note: Text messages cannot be read or typed from the head unit's touchscreen to prevent driver distraction.

    Music Library: CarPlay lets you access your music in your iPhone's music library, plus iTunes radio from the Alpine iLX-007. You can browse your music by Playlist, Artist, Song, etc.. just like you would on your iPhone from the iLX-007's touchscreen. You can also use Siri to find and play back your music. The iLX-007's touchscreen will display song/artist information, as well as album art in the background.

    Now Playing: Tap the Now Playing icon on the Alpine receiver's capacitive touchscreen and see song, artist, album information with Album Art displaying in the background. From the Now Playing screen you also get basic playback function, like Play/Pause, Previous Next/Track, Fast Forward/Rewind, and Repeat/Shuffle.

    Audio Apps & Podcasts: CarPlay also supports additional audio apps that you've downloaded to your iPhone for enjoying podcasts, music, and radio. Control them from the head unit's touchscreen or Siri just like you would from your iPhone. Your iPhone's touchscreen remains unlocked during CarPlay connection, so you are able to access additional music apps and listen to them through the Alpine receiver; however these apps offer no control or display information from the head unit's touchscreen. Current supported apps include (fees may apply):

    Note: Apple continues to add more apps to CarPlay.

    Other Functions: Within the CarPlay's touchscreen menu is a circular icon which acts like the back button on your iPhone. In addition there is an "Main Menu" icon which exists CarPlay and takes you back to the Alpine receiver's Home Menu.

    Audio & Tuner Section

    CEA-2006 Compliant: The specifications given by Alpine for the built-in amplifier comply with the CEA-2006 mobile amplifier power testing and measurement standards from the CEA (Consumer Electronics Association). All manufacturers who comply with the standard can display the CEA-2006 logo on their product.

    • CEA-2006 Power Rating: 18 watts x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
    • Max Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels
    Note: Add the KTP-445A (500KTP445A, sold separately) Head Unit Power Pack to deliver 45 watts x 4-channel RMS of power. The KTP-445A is compact enough to install behind the Alpine receiver. It plugs in-line with the head unit's wiring harness, so you don't even need additional wires.

    6ch/2V Preouts with Subwoofer Output Control: The iLX-007 has three sets of 2-Volt RCA pre-outs (Front/Rear/Sub) for connection of external amplifiers. The unit's front and rear preamp output can be faded (front/rear), while the subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. The subwoofer output level can be adjusted independently from the main volume setting (0-15); so even at low volume settings the subwoofer is still audible. The subwoofer output phase can be set to Normal (0°) or Reverse (180°).

    Equalizer: The Alpine iLX-007 digital media receiver is equipped with Tone controls, a Preset EQ, and Alpine's very owner Bass Engine SQ.

    • Tone Control: You can independently adjust Bass & Treble from -7 to +7 in order to tailor the system's sound to your preference.
    • EQ Preset: 10 typical equalizer settings are preset at the factory for a variety of music source material. Choose from Flat, Pop, Rock, News, Jazz, Electronic, Hip Hop, Easy Listening, Country, and Classical.
    • Bass Engine SQ: Alpine's Bass Engine SQ optimizes the sound for all speakers in the vehicle according to the music genre and mood for well-balanced and effective bass sound. Select from six Bass Engine SQ Types - Standard (Natural low-pitched sound), Punch (boosted bass sound), Rich (rich low-pitch sound), Mid Bass (emphasizes presence of upper bass), Low Bass (emphasizes presences lower bass), and Off (bypasses Bass Engine SQ).

    Audio Enhancements: The iLX-007 provides Media Xpander and Application Volume Level to enhance your listening experience no matter what source content you are listening to.

    • Media Xpander: Alpine's exclusive Media Xpander is engineered to bring out the musical details lost in compressed media, and it is adjustable per source to get the most out of your digital audio media. The Media Expander makes vocals or instruments sound distinct regardless of the music source. Apple CarPlay, FM Radio, and AV input sources will be able to reproduce the music more clearly even in vehicles with a lot of road noise.
    • Application Volume Level: The output level (+/-14dB) of each source can be individually adjusted. For example, if the Tuner level sounds lower than CarPlay or Aux, its output can be adjusted without affecting the other sources.

    Alpine's TuneIt App: The Alpine TuneIt app is an easy-to-use sound-tuning app that also offers Facebook notifications. Download this free app from iTunes onto your Apple iPhone with Lightning connector (iOS 7.1+ ) and create a user profile about your vehicle and sound system. Your compatible iPhone must be connected to the iLX-007's rear-panel USB port and 12.5' USB extension cable via Alpine's KCU-471 Lightning-to-USB cable (500KCU471I), sold separately), the cable that came with your iPhone, or other Apple certified Lightning-cable (sold separately). Your iPhone will also need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi.

    • Sound Tuning: The Alpine TuneIt App turns your iPhone into a sound tuning interface for the iLX-007. Follow the simple graphical instructions on your phone to adjust sound settings for your specific vehicle or choose from pre-made settings in the database. Settings that can be adjusted include Time Correction, Crossover Network, and 9-Band EQ. As you change settings on your smartphone, you will hear the results, so you can customize the sound to exactly how you want it. You can make and save up to 100 different sound settings in your account, which is helpful if you want various settings to use for specific types of music. After tuning your system, upload your settings to the Alpine Cloud Server to share them with other Alpine fans. You can also check out other user's settings and rate them. The more active you are, the higher your profile status progresses within the app.
      • Time Correction: This unit is able to delay the audio signal to the speakers closest to the listener with its built-in Time Correction feature. This effectively creates a perception of increased distance for those speakers. Time Correction allows the listener to be placed at an equal distance between the left and right speakers for optimum staging. You can adjust the distance (0-336.6cm) or time delay (0.0-9.9msec) of each speaker and subwoofer to the listener. You are able to save three time correction presets.
      • High-Pass & Low-Pass Crossovers: This unit is equipped with active high-pass and low-pass crossovers which limit the frequencies delivered to the speaker and line-level outputs. Each speaker channel is controlled independently, so each speaker pair can be driven by the frequencies for which have they been optimally designed. The crossover adjusts the HFP (high pass filter) or LPF (low pass filter) frequency point of each speaker pair, and also the slope (how fast the filter rolls off the highs or lows). High and low pass frequencies can be set to 20Hz, 25Hz, 31.5Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 63Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 125Hz, 160Hz, 200Hz, or Off (through). The slope of the high or low pass filter can be set to 6, 12, 18, or 24 dB/oct.
      • 9-Band Parametric EQ: You can create three Custom EQ presets by adjusting the head unit's 9-Band Parametric Equalizer to create a response curve more appealing to your personal taste. Band 1 (20Hz-100Hz), Band 2 (63Hz-325Hz), Band 3 (125Hz-500Hz), Band 4 (250Hz-1kHz), Band 5 (500Hz-2kHz), Band 6 (1kHz-4kHz), Band 7 (2kHz-7.2kHz), Band 8 (5.8 kHz-12kHz), Band 9 (9kHz-20kHz). Bandwidth Q (1, 2, or 3). Levels (-7 to + 7).
    • Facebook Notifications: The Alpine TuneIt App also keeps you in touch with your Facebook friends. When you receive a notification, you will get a visual alert on the smartphone and the head unit, plus a sound alert through your car speakers. The visual notification includes the Facebook icon and the sender's name, with the profile picture shown on the phone. You are then able to listen to the notification via TTS (Text-to-Speech) through the head unit and your vehicle's speaker. You can even "Like" the notification from the head unit's front-panel controls. In order to receive Facebook notifications on the head unit, the Alpine TuneIt App must be the active app on your smartphone.

    Note: Access to the Alpine TuneIt app will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet. You will also need to turn on the GPS function of your phone.

    Beep Guide: This function will give audible feedback with varying tones depending upon the button pressed. The volume of this feature can be set from 0-7.

    RDS AM/FM Tuner: The Alpine iLX-007 features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. The built-in tuner provides 12 FM and 6 AM preset stations. Stations can be preset manually or automatically. Local seek tuning lets you tune in only those radio stations with sufficiently strong signals for good reception. Distance seek tuning allows both strong and weak stations to be tuned. The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist & track information when listening to compatible AM/FM stations.

    AV Connections

    AV Input: The Alpine iLX-007 is fitted with one rear-panel 3.5mm audio/video input for connection of an external AV device like a Blu-ray/DVD player or TV tuner (sold separately).

    Backup Camera Input: Alpine makes it easy to add a driver assistance backup camera (sold separately) through the iLX-007's rear-view composite video input. The rear-view camera function assists you (the driver) in checking behind your vehicle by sending images to the Alpine receiver's in-dash monitor, showing conditions behind the car.

    • Guide Lines: In addition to the rear-view image, the backup camera function also provides multiple on-screen guidelines to assist you when backing up your vehicle.
    • Auto Rear-View Switching: If a rear-view camera is connected, you should also connect the unit's reverse lead wire (Orange/white) to your vehicle's back-up lamp circuit. When properly connected, the image from the rear-view camera automatically appears on the monitor when the vehicle is shifted into reverse. Automatic video switching takes approximately 0.75 seconds.
    Note: The rear-view camera function is meant as a backup aid only; never solely rely on the rear-view camera function when backing up. In addition to using the backup camera function, the driver should always look behind to make sure everything is clear when backing up vehicle.

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    86 questions already asked

    Q
    Would this fit a 2014 Mustang coupe, with the original stock stereo, not the sync version? I've looked but it seems like it doesn't, just wanted to double check.
    [ 2014Mustang  May 24, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    A
    For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Kenny  May 24, 2017 ]  Staff
    Q
    I have a honda CRV. Will I lose my backup camera if I install this? The the wheel controls? Will I be able to answer calls still?
    [ Emma  Oct 29, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Kenny  Oct 29, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    How do I install this?
    [ Deborah  Oct 22, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You would install it the same way as any other deck. You will need to interface to an existing USB port. Some cars will require an adapter for this, some will just connect with a standard USB cord.
    [ Russell  Oct 22, 2016 ]
    Q
    What tools do I need in order to install this?
    [ Bob  Oct 21, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Much depends on the specific vehicle. Our MasterSheet instructions for your vehicle (when available) provide a list of recommended tools to have on hand for a proper installation of the stereo and speakers: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_264MASTER/item.html We'll provide our MasterSheet instructions for your vehicle, free of charge, with your purchase of the stereo. Common tools required are screwdrivers, socket sets, & panel removal tools. I hope that helps. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5
    [ Ryan  Oct 26, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    Android, Note5- will this beast work with it?
    [ hometheaterguy1  Oct 14, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Not unless android started doing CarPlay.
    [ Bryan  Oct 17, 2016 ]
    Q
    Although It is made for Apple devices we'll it connect to any other phone when my friends want to connect their phones?
    [ Erik  Oct 02, 2016 ]
    5 answers
    A
    It comes with Apple connectors but that could be adapted. As it is, my iPod and iPad do not work, only my iPhone, so I highly doubt an Android would work.
    [ Steve  Oct 03, 2016 ]
    A
    Nope apple only
    [ Phillip  Oct 03, 2016 ]
    A
    Nope. Apple only. Doesn't matter if it's your friends iDevice or yours, but it must be an iDevice.
    [ Briam  Oct 03, 2016 ]
    A
    Yes, it has a second USB input for other phones to connect. They can also connect via bluetooth. Alpine offers software (Apps) that you can utilize as well.
    [ Shawn  Oct 03, 2016 ]
    A
    Hi Erik, It will not connect through USB to any other media source but an iphone or iPod.
    [ Efrain  Oct 03, 2016 ]
    Q
    Will this work with ipnone 7 plus with iso 10?
    [ Lincoln  Sep 26, 2016 ]
    4 answers
    A
    Yes. It works like a champ with both.
    [ James  Sep 27, 2016 ]
    A
    It works with my iPhone 6s with iOS 10. And an iPhone SE with iOS 10.
    [ SCOTT  Sep 27, 2016 ]
    A
    It works fine with iOS 10 on a 6s. I can't imagine why the phone's precise hardware would make a difference. If it runs iOS 8+ it ought to be compatible.
    [ Brian  Sep 27, 2016 ]
    A
    Yes works great with my 7 plus on iOS 10
    [ Steve  Sep 27, 2016 ]
    Q
    Will this fit a 2014 Jeep JK and if modifications are necessary, what is all involved?
    [ Jason  Sep 21, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    A
    That's why I directed you to an advisor for more details. They will be best to answer any questions you may have. You can reach an advisor by phone 1-800-324-9695 or through online chat.
    [ Kenny  Sep 21, 2016 ]  Staff
    A
    You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Kenny  Sep 21, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    Will this work in my 1989 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ60?
    [ Carlo  Jul 10, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Krissy  Jul 10, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    i have a 2008 GMC acadia will this allow me to play videos in and form or fashion to my rear dvd player?
    [ Gregory  Jun 16, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Kenny  Jun 17, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does it work in 2004 Mustang GT?
    [ Cam  Jun 02, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Krissy  Jun 03, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    is this unit compatible with an aftermarket back-up camera?
    [ nolan  May 24, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Yup, standard RCA (Yellow) video input. I have the Esky 170-09 and am happy with the quality. Keep in mind, installing a back-up camera does involve a bit of work. You'll need to wire the camera power/ground wire to the power/ground of the backup light (so it automatically turns on when you reverse). Second, you'll need to run a wire from the head unit's backup signal wire to the same wire on the backup light (so the head unit will auto switch to reverse camera mode). Last thing is that you need to enable camera mode on the head unit by going to Settings > Applications > Camera. The setup may sound complicated, but you'll need to do this for any backup camera, with any head-unit, so that it turns on/off automatically.
    [ PATRICK  May 24, 2016 ]
    Q
    Does the Bluetooth disconnect when selecting Apple CarPlay like with the Pioneer and Kenwood units?
    [ Michael  Apr 02, 2016 ]
    5 answers
    A
    This receiver does not have bluetooth.
    [ Charles  Apr 04, 2016 ]
    A
    There is no Bluetooth, phone needs to be plugged in via aux or iphone
    [ Erik  Apr 02, 2016 ]
    A
    This unit does not have Bluetooth at all. Hard wire connection and control via the lightning cable only.
    [ Elizabeth  Apr 02, 2016 ]
    A
    The iLX-007 doesn't have Bluetooth.
    [ Paul  Apr 02, 2016 ]
    A
    No this unit does not have Bluetooth wired connection only.
    [ Keith  Apr 02, 2016 ]
    Q
    I have a 2015 Subaru Forester. Its factory backup camera currently utilizes a (factory), small, grainy monitor above the radio on the dash itself. Can I switch the cabling to use the (obviously bigger and better) Alpine monitor?
    [ Steven  Mar 23, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate and the connections that need to be made. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Kenny  Mar 23, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    2012 VW PASSAT TDI....will it work with steering wheel controls? Are you able to watch videos, look at pic from your phone on the screen? Will the factory mic work for phone calls or does it require it's own mic? Is the FM reception pretty good on this unit(listen to a good bit of radio)?
    [ Ronaldo  Mar 18, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Kenny  Mar 19, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    Someone said they had installed this unit in a Saab 9-5, i have a 9-5 (2003)with AS3, means touch display, navi, sub and so on. But would like to get a unit with todays futures, what accessories do I need to mount it in a Saab?
    [ Joakim  Mar 05, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Kenny  Mar 05, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    If I purchase this stereo will I be able to use Spotify as my main source of music or will it have to be through iTunes or Apple's music app?
    [ Jared  Feb 18, 2016 ]
    6 answers
    A
    With the Apple Carplay - all the apps work the same as they do on your phone.
    [ WANDA  Feb 20, 2016 ]
    A
    If you have Spotify on your iOS device it will show up on the receiver's screen.
    [ Charles  Feb 20, 2016 ]
    A
    Yes. The Spotify app is supported by car play
    [ Paul  Feb 19, 2016 ]
    A
    You can use any streaming service the app may not load to the stereo but It can be controlled on the stereo once you open it on your phone.
    [ Keith  Feb 19, 2016 ]
    A
    The Spotify app is CarPlay compatible. The app will appear on your Alpine along with the standard apps.
    [ SCOTT  Feb 19, 2016 ]
    A
    you can use spotify
    [ Erik  Feb 19, 2016 ]
    Q
    Can i do Music streaming vía Bluetooth with this ?
    [ Diego  Feb 06, 2016 ]
    5 answers
    A
    No, it's not a Bluetooth radio. It streams through the iPhone's lightning cable
    [ Brandon  Feb 10, 2016 ]
    A
    Hello Diego, no. You plug your iPhone into the car via lightning cable to USB. The radio then works as an extension of the phone, charging it while you stream music, navigate, make calls and interact by hands free text.
    [ RYAN  Feb 07, 2016 ]
    A
    Not through Bluetooth
    [ THOMAS J  Feb 07, 2016 ]
    A
    No, the iXL-007 mirrors your iphone home screen with the appropriate apps. Once plugged in you have access to all of your music library, beats radio, Pandora, tune in radio, sticher etc... Plus your phone is charging the entire time. You never use the phone ( mine is placed in the center console arm rest) all calls, text messages are preformed thru SIRI with the attached microphone and the touch screen. All the music you could want , but not Bluetooth or NFC.
    [ JACK  Feb 06, 2016 ]
    A
    As far as I know, the iPhone must be attached with a cable and cannot operate via bluetooth. With a cable connection, you can stream music and access anything else on your phone.
    [ ERIC  Feb 06, 2016 ]
    Q
    Will this unit charge am iPad when connected?
    [ Dom  Jan 30, 2016 ]
    4 answers
    A
    Yes
    [ RANDY  Jan 31, 2016 ]
    A
    It will not recognize your iPad.
    [ Taurean  Jan 30, 2016 ]
    A
    Yes it does. I use it to charge ours.
    [ Bryan  Jan 30, 2016 ]
    A
    CarPlay is not enabled for iPads - only iPhones. But yes, it does charge the phone while connected.
    [ Matthew  Jan 30, 2016 ]
    Q
    I understand that the unit shows only CarPlay apps and that the phone must be plugged in. The question I have is, when CarPlay is being used (like Music or Podcasts) - can you ALSO have an app running on the phone display - like Waze or Google Maps? I'd like to know if you can use a non-CarPlay app on your phone while CarPlay is working on the receiver.
    [ Farmer Andy  Jan 29, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Yes you can, but when waze or google maps gives you Audio guidance it will override your music. It will not display waze or google maps on your head deck but will on your phone.
    [ Javan  Jan 29, 2016 ]
    A
    The apps you have running will continue to work in the background and music or podcasts will play but if you have another all like waze or google maps on your phone the CarPlay display will be the "home screen" with all the apps showing. Whatever app is displayed on CarPlay is also displayed on the phone and vice versa.
    [ John  Jan 29, 2016 ]
    Q
    I'm interested but my iPhone 6 has an Otterbox Resurgence case that turns it from a Lightning interface to a Micro USB interface. I've had issues with my PC and other devices not recognizing / being able to communicate with the iPhone because of the different interface and I surely don't want to spend this much money, get it installed and then find out that it isn't compatible with my phone's case. I saw a display version at Best Buy but they refused to let me test it out and see if it worked...can anybody help answering if it is Micro USB compatible??
    [ Benjamin  Jan 16, 2016 ]
    3 answers
    A
    The way mine works is it has a regular sized USB port that I plug my lightning cable into so I'm sure you could get an adapter just fine
    [ Phillip  Jan 17, 2016 ]
    A
    That's a great question actually, the device comes with a female USB adapter, I've only ever used it with a USB Lightning cable, but theoretically you should be able to use whatever cable you want, since you'll be plugging in to a regular USB port.
    [ Briam  Jan 16, 2016 ]
    A
    The unit has a USB port on a pigtail and it is up to the customer to supply the usb to lightning cable. Theoretically you could use a usb to micro usb cable and plug it in. However if you have problems with your case being recognized by a PC I would imagine you would have the same difficulties with this unit. The 8-pins on a lightning cables are designed to be configurable - it is possible that the case is not allowing certain configurations to work. I would recommend that you try again at a local store or hopefully someone with your exact case can chime in.
    [ Scott  Jan 16, 2016 ]
    Q
    So my understanding is that this head unit is essentially an am/fm radio and then a display for my iPhone when connected. So does this mean that any streaming of Sirus/XM radio through the app, or the use of the maps function will be draining my mobile data?
    [ Ryan  Jan 10, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Yes. Any app that gets its data from the Internet will use your mobile data. You can change the settings on your iPhone for certain apps to use only wifi. This will limit your mobile usage. Of course you won't be able to use those apps in your car to their fullest either. Local data (data on your iPhone) will not use your mobile data plan. So any music stored on your iPhone can be played without using mobile data. Not sure how much data Apple maps uses but it is vector based so the data used isn't too great. Hope this helps.
    [ Raymond Eric  Jan 13, 2016 ]
    A
    My experience has been that the Apple Play just mirrors the iPhone. We haven't noticed any change in the amt of data depletion. Hope this helps.
    [ WANDA  Jan 12, 2016 ]
    Q
    is this 2008 Mercedes sl550 compatible?
    [ Larry  Jan 04, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Krissy  Jan 04, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    can i run the uber app on it?
    [ efj510  Dec 12, 2015 ]
    3 answers
    A
    It does not appear that the Uber app is compatible. Apps must be written to work with CarPlay. This unit is simply an extension of the iPhone in CarPlay mode, apps do not run directly on the receiver.
    [ ROBERT  Dec 17, 2015 ]
    A
    The CarPlay simply mirrors what is on the iPhone. So whatever works on the phone will work on the Apple Play.
    [ WANDA  Dec 12, 2015 ]
    A
    Not natively, but the maps component should work fine since if you add a location on your phone while connected it duplicates to the device screen.
    [ J Derek  Dec 12, 2015 ]
    Q
    Can you play soundcloud?
    [ Preston  Dec 01, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You can play soundcloud. I have Spotify, Apple Music, and Soundcloud; they all work great.
    [ Stuart  Dec 02, 2015 ]
    Q
    Can you turn off the display but still listen to music? I can do this in my VW so the lights don't wear on your eyes at night.
    [ Cole  Nov 29, 2015 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Not that I am aware. You can dim the screen in settings. But honestly the background is darkened while in use. The nav screen is brighter but can run in the background.
    [ RYAN  Nov 29, 2015 ]
    A
    I know you can turn the brightness down, but I'm not sure if it goes off completely.
    [ Michael  Nov 29, 2015 ]
    Q
    Does the navi function at all without an iPhone connected? I mean, would the map show my car moving down the road?
    [ Dave  Nov 24, 2015 ]
    10 answers
    A
    no
    [ RANDY  Nov 25, 2015 ]
    A
    The navigation only works with the iPhone connected. It uses the Maps app on the phone on the Device. So the iPhone has to be connected for the any of the phone app to work such as the phone, map, Siri, messages, etc.
    [ Kawar  Nov 25, 2015 ]
    A
    The iPhone must be connected in order for the navi to function on the screen of the ilx-007.
    [ Clint  Nov 25, 2015 ]
    A
    Nope, you need an iPhone with CarPlay support to use the navi function (it's essentially Apple Maps). The only function that works without an iPhone is the radio.
    [ Chun-Fu  Nov 25, 2015 ]
    A
    No, this is a very simple radio. It has AM/FM on its own only. You can purchase either a backup camera or video device to attach and will work without the iPhone. Everything else requires the iPhone to stay attached. That being said, I love this radio because it is so simple and reliant on the iPhone.
    [ Jacob  Nov 25, 2015 ]
    A
    No. Everything except the radio runs directly off your phone - this is more of a display for your phone in a manner of speaking.
    [ KENNETH  Nov 25, 2015 ]
    A
    No. The Maps App works off your phone's GPS. The Alpine unit doesn't have its own GPS.
    [ Carlos  Nov 25, 2015 ]
    A
    Without your iPhone connected you will only have radio available. Car play/ navigation only works with iPhone connected.
    [ ryan  Nov 25, 2015 ]
    A
    No Dave , it does not work. I tried different Iphones and different iOS as well. No results. Also tried support from Crutfield and Alpine. No results.
    [ REINALDO  Nov 25, 2015 ]
    A
    No it does not. It uses the gps and the map from your phone. Think of the ilx-007 as an external monitor for the phone. Your phone is needed to do most anything except radio.
    [ Bryan  Nov 25, 2015 ]
    Q
    Does this unit work with any newer iPhone running IOS 9?
    [ MrLiou168  Nov 18, 2015 ]
    10 answers
    A
    I use iPhone 6 with latest iOS
    [ TROY  Nov 18, 2015 ]
    A
    My 6 plus with IOS9 works fine.
    [ Steve  Nov 18, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes, currently using iPhone 6 Plus running iOS 9.1.
    [ Charles  Nov 18, 2015 ]
    A
    it works with my new 6S Plus just like it did on my 5S.
    [ Darren  Nov 18, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes, it works fine with my 6+ on iOS 9.
    [ Scott  Nov 18, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes
    [ Adan  Nov 18, 2015 ]
    A
    I use an iphone 5 running ios9 and it works fine.
    [ SIDNEY  Nov 18, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes
    [ Derek  Nov 18, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes
    [ ERIC  Nov 18, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes it does. Works better with iOS 9
    [ andrew vincent  Nov 18, 2015 ]
    Q
    I have a Samsung Note 5 64gb will this have any functioning features with my phone? I'm not an apple guy and I want a radio that will be compatible with my phone and possibly be mirrorlink compatible.
    [ Jerimie  Nov 16, 2015 ]
    3 answers
    A
    No. This radio only works with iphones and Apples Carplay.
    [ SKIP  Nov 17, 2015 ]
    A
    It would only work through aux.. i wouldn't get it if you don't have an iphone
    [ Erik  Nov 17, 2015 ]
    A
    You can plug a 3.5mm aux cable into your phone and play audio that way, but that's it. This is an extremely iPhone focused device.
    [ DILLON  Nov 17, 2015 ]
    Q
    Can the radio screen text color be changed from white to another color (green)?
    [ oh my  Oct 01, 2015 ]
    2 answers
    A
    I think it is like most radios, just one text color.
    [ WANDA  Oct 01, 2015 ]
    A
    No, it is as it is.
    [ MICHAEL  Oct 01, 2015 ]
    Q
    can this device use the app "google play" to play music?
    [ HugoA  Sep 18, 2015 ]
    9 answers
    A
    Not the last time I checked, but Apple keeps adding apps to CarPlay and updates a list on their website.
    [ Eric  Sep 22, 2015 ]
    A
    When you open Google play on the iphone while plugged into the Alpine, the music will play on the car speakers and the song info can be seen on the radio screen. But you cannot control the app on the radio you will have to use the iphone for that. Hope this helps.
    [ Oscar  Sep 21, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes it does work with the Google play music app
    [ Kawar  Sep 20, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes the alpine will play anything from your phone on the the " now playing " app. Pandora, goggle play, etc...
    [ ERIN  Sep 18, 2015 ]
    A
    Nope
    [ Matthew  Sep 18, 2015 ]
    A
    No I don't think so. The apps it can use are iTunes, stitcher, IHeart radio, podcasts and audio books. I think it can also do beats music but I don't use that particular app.
    [ Jake  Sep 18, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes this device can use Google Play Music for iOS with your supported iPhone to play music. That being said you will have no user interface showing the application while in CarPlay. The Now Playing Menu may work but the rest of the app will not show up on the CarPlay UI.
    [ Ethan  Sep 18, 2015 ]
    A
    No. Apps are limited and published under the roundup for CarPlay at macrumors dot com.
    [ J Derek  Sep 18, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes, it won't display anything on the screen other than your home screen. But it will control the track playback and volume.
    [ Jacob  Sep 18, 2015 ]
    Q
    How do you setup the ILX-007 to work with wireless CarPlay?
    [ Alan  Sep 17, 2015 ]
    5 answers
    A
    You have to have a lighting connector for it. Wireless carPlay, to my knowledge, is only supported on new cars that have it from the factory. But what fun is that?
    [ TERRI M  Nov 19, 2015 ]
    A
    You don't. This unit requires a hard wired connection.
    [ Briam  Sep 18, 2015 ]
    A
    You can't
    [ Angel  Sep 18, 2015 ]
    A
    Unfortunately, you cannot at this time. Rumor has it that the unit has all the required hardware and the functionality can be enabled with a firmware update from Alpine. This is definitely debatable and has not been confirmed by Alpine. In the meantime, USB is it. I haven't found it to be too terribly inconvenient and I generally like the iLX-007.
    [ Jason  Sep 18, 2015 ]
    A
    You can't. It will utilize car play... However you have to plug your phone into the USB cord.
    [ Michael  Sep 18, 2015 ]
    Q
    Does the antenna control lead raise/lower a power antenna as a function of the radio portion of the head unit? Or does the antenna just go up when the head unit is on?
    [ John  Sep 01, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Krissy  Sep 04, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Will this unit work in any function or manner if I do not hook up my iPhone to it, or don't have my phone with me?
    [ JohnC  Aug 31, 2015 ]
    10 answers
    A
    The radio works, or if you have a backup camera installed.. Auxiliary video should work too.
    [ Charles  Sep 01, 2015 ]
    A
    The radio, aux input, and backup camera (if you have one) work with or without an iPhone. This is an extremely CarPlay-centric unit.
    [ DILLON  Aug 31, 2015 ]
    A
    Back up camera and am/fm will work.
    [ MICHAEL  Aug 31, 2015 ]
    A
    You can listen to am and fm if I remember correctly. I sold the vehicle I had it in. I did like the stereo enough to take it out before hand. I plan on installing it in my jeep. Using Apple maps with it is a really cool feature. I just wish more apps worked with it. Remember you can hook your iPods up to it also.
    [ JOHN ROBERT  Aug 31, 2015 ]
    A
    You can use the radio, or use the auxiliary input to play music from an iPod, android device, etc. None of the mapping or phone functions will work without an i-device that supports CarPlay, however.
    [ Brian  Aug 31, 2015 ]
    A
    To use the music, nav, and hands free phone calling the unit MUST be connected to your phone via USB. Those are "Apple CarPlay" features. Features that are built into the unit are still accessible.
    [ curtis  Aug 31, 2015 ]
    A
    Without an iPhone you are limited to AM/FM radio.
    [ Paul  Aug 31, 2015 ]
    A
    Without the iPhone, it works as a general AM/FM radio.
    [ WANDA  Aug 31, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes the fm, am radio will work. You will not be able to use any function including navigation with out your phone
    [ Keith  Aug 31, 2015 ]
    A
    You can play radio stations just like a normal "dumb" radio, and change balance, fader, treble, bass, etc - but without plugging in the phone you have no access to Apps.
    [ KENDALL  Aug 31, 2015 ]
    Q
    Are OBDII apps (such as "DashCommand") compatible with this head unit?
    [ Jarrod  Jul 31, 2015 ]
    2 answers
    A
    No. For me it does not apear in the unit screen , although in work well in Iphone.
    [ REINALDO  Nov 25, 2015 ]
    A
    No
    [ curtis  Jul 31, 2015 ]
    Q
    Does This system fit on the audi 2003 a4?
    [ Alberto  Jul 11, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Krissy  Jul 12, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    I have this installed in my 2002 Excursion. I want to pull it out to add a KTP-445a amp. Should be easy to do once I GET it out. It was installed by a local shop, so I have no idea if there are any click keys or tools I need. How to I remove this from the dash?
    [ Chris  Jul 09, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Krissy  Jul 10, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    What functions on steering wheel (or otherwise, internal mic etc) will work for an install on a 2005 Land Rover Range Rover? (btw, very happy Alpine is making this product:)
    [ Bill  Jul 04, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Krissy  Jul 05, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does anyone know how to rearrange apps? iBooks pushed my podcast icon to the second page and I would like it back on the first page.
    [ Steve  Jul 03, 2015 ]
    2 answers
    A
    I don't believe in the word no, or impossible when it comes to technology. Quite honestly though, no. It's impossible at the moment. Perhaps if you altered iOS.
    [ Briam  Jul 06, 2015 ]
    A
    Not counting the core applications whatever you download that is compatible with Apple CarPlay goes in alphabetical order. If you download the new application it will add it to the end when you shut your car off and turn it back on it resorts it in alphabetical order.
    [ Javan  Jul 05, 2015 ]
    Q
    I have heard you, Apple and others state that new apps are becoming available all the time. But I've been hearing this for nearly 2 years now. When will Apple's lawyers stop being so obstinate and allow CarPlay enough functionality to make it worth my while? I really like the concept, but not enough to give up Pandora.
    [ Ron  Jun 23, 2015 ]
    4 answers
    A
    I have not tried Pandora specifically, but generally any audio playing App even if it does not show up on the CarPlay home screen works fine if started on the iPhone screen. It will then show up in the "Now Playing" screen on CarPlay, and usually supports playback control. I use my CarPlay on an iLX-007 all the time, and it's great.
    [ RUDOLF  Jun 24, 2015 ]
    A
    Pandora plays over Carplay... I listened to it last night. Works great.
    [ CHRISTOPHER  Jun 23, 2015 ]
    A
    There is talk about a greater functionality with the new iOS release. I'm not entirely sure about the apps. I feel your pain with the Pandora. But this has cause me to clean up my iTunes library and create a lot of cool playlist
    [ Matthew  Jun 23, 2015 ]
    A
    This is more of a rant then a question. As far as new apps go, Pandora stated that they were coming to CarPlay though the timetable was only 'soon', and that was said last March 31st and I haven't seen much else as far as other apps go. For more information, actually rumors as Apple is notorious for not saying much, check out the usual Apple sites: appleinsider, Daring Fireball, 9to5mac, etc.
    [ Raymond Eric  Jun 23, 2015 ]
    Q
    Apple just announced that it was discontinuing Carplay lightning tethering. Can the Alpine iLX-007 be made to connect wirelessly like the new version of Carplay?
    [ cm  Jun 09, 2015 ]
    8 answers
    A
    No fully wired for all CarPlay functions
    [ MICHAEL  Jun 10, 2015 ]
    A
    They are not discontinuing Lighting tethering, instead they are allowing it via Bluetooth. While the iLX-007 supposedly has some sort of wireless chip in it (according to the FCC) it is not active yet so no wireless CarPlay unless Alpine updates it. As a footnote, the radio does work in iOS9 beta1 via Lightning cable.
    [ KENDALL  Jun 10, 2015 ]
    A
    I searched for this information I could not find it could you send me a link to the announcement you are referring to? to answer your question no this unit does not offer Bluetooth connection only tethering.
    [ Keith  Jun 10, 2015 ]
    A
    Apple didn't say they were discontinuing the wired option, or at least, that's not how I interpreted it. The ILX-007 has a built-in wifi chip that will be activated in a future firmware update released by Alpine. Wireless CarPlay will work over a wifi connection, due to the amount of data required to stream CarPlay to the built-in dash screen.
    [ PATRICK  Jun 10, 2015 ]
    A
    I'd direct that question to Alpine
    [ JEREMY  Jun 10, 2015 ]
    A
    It doesn't have Bluetooth.
    [ Geoffrey  Jun 10, 2015 ]
    A
    No
    [ Erik  Jun 10, 2015 ]
    A
    Apple only stated that it was cutting the requirement for Lightning by adding a wireless option. They didn't say that you couldn't continue to tether with Lightning. Tethering with lightning helps preserve your device's battery power. As for the ILX-007, I haven't seen any indication that it has wireless capabilities. There is a remote chance that it has the necessary chips and antenna internally, which could be enabled by a software update, but I expect Apline would have made this public by now.
    [ James  Jun 10, 2015 ]
    Q
    Can I use my car's existing microphone instead of the supplied mic? And can I install it so the call, hang-up and voice buttons on my steering wheel still function? I have a 2015 Honda Accord Sport.
    [ Terry  Apr 23, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Apr 23, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Is there a Sirius/XM app that is compatible with CarPlay? At the very least will this stream audio from an app even if there is not actual control over the app? I'd like to just add Sirius Online to an existing subscription to use with this phone and radio. I presume there is not a Sirius optional accessory for this head unit.
    [ Douglas  Apr 21, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: Looking at the Alpine iLX-007 Car Play Digital Media Receiver there is not an Sirius/XM app on the car play. It will support your iPhone's music library for playlists, songs, artists, and albums, or enjoy other iPhone music apps, like iHeartRadio and Spotify®. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Apr 26, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Where does the iPhone sit?
    [ Brad  Apr 21, 2015 ]
    8 answers
    A
    The iphone can either sit on the floor, console or you can buy a holder for it. We just let it rest on the floor sort of out the way. Works fine.
    [ WANDA  Apr 23, 2015 ]
    A
    I put my iphone in my cup holder. Essentially a usb cable connects to the back of ilx-007. It comes with an extension cable but any usb will work. You will have to get creative with how youbuse and route the cable. I have heard of people disconnecting a stock usb charging jack that was already in the car and connecting that to the ilx-007. I just have the pop out next to my seat so i can plug in my phone and set it in the cup holder.
    [ Greg  Apr 22, 2015 ]
    A
    I bought a holder from proclip
    [ TROY  Apr 21, 2015 ]
    A
    The iPhone connects via USB, it can sit in your lap, your cup holder, the floor. The screen you see on the stereo is this apple CarPlay app
    [ curtis  Apr 21, 2015 ]
    A
    The lightning cable plugs into the Alpine supplied USB cable which is long enough to place your phone easily anywhere within your reach
    [ REUBEN  Apr 21, 2015 ]
    A
    Wherever you want. An iPhone mount is not part of the head unit. The head unit simply has a USB cable input for the iPhone. I bought a phone mount online, but you could install the USB cable at a glove box or cup holder as well.
    [ Nathan  Apr 21, 2015 ]
    A
    Wherever you want. There is a USB connector on back which needs to be connected to your iPhone. Can put it through console, glovebox, where ever you like.
    [ Matthew  Apr 21, 2015 ]
    A
    It simply plugs into a cord and you can set were you like. It does not have a cradle.
    [ Kenny  Apr 21, 2015 ]
    Q
    i have ford Taurus 2013 limited, can i install Alpine iLX-007 to my car? the question is does the size fits with my dash bord ? and can i use my car features with Alpine system such us climate seat heating and cooling and ambient light ...... thanx
    [ Ranj  Apr 16, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    It looks like we have only partially researched the 2013 Taurus, and I'm not seeing if it will fit or not. I'd recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone or chat to discuss in more detail.
    [ Jeff  Apr 16, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    On this particular Alpine unit, what specific features, if any, will I miss out on while driving if I do not install a parking bypass?
    [ Markus44  Apr 13, 2015 ]
    3 answers
    A
    Sorry that it has taken a while to get back to you. As of yet, I don't have a a lot of experience with the unit. I have noticed, when I asked Siri a question, she will say "I cannot do that are you are driving". This may be as simple as telling her to play songs by a particular artist. I hope this helps.
    [ Paul  Apr 17, 2015 ]
    A
    You will not be able to use any video input features (except a backup camera if you add one) and you won't be able to change any settings besides audio settings.
    [ Matthew  Apr 13, 2015 ]
    A
    I did not install the bypass, so I have to stop to change settings. If I had installed an AUX video input, I think that would also only show when the car is stopped and in park.
    [ Eric  Apr 13, 2015 ]
    Q
    Can't get turn by turn directions working on mine. Anyone else have this problem? It shows navigation on the screen and actually mutes the audio when a direction comes up but it does not play the direction. Tried with an iPhone 5 and 6.
    [ Alex  Apr 11, 2015 ]
    5 answers
    A
    Alex, what kind of vehicle is it in? This sounds like more of a wiring issue than a software issue to me. 1) Reset your car computers by disconnecting the battery for 10 minutes and then reconnecting it. Sometimes this will do the trick. 2) If it is in a GM sometimes those wiring harnesses have a volume control related to the On-Star interface which can be turned up and down on the black control box of that interface. 3) A lot of Nav systems only output info through the front left or the front left and right speakers while turning all others off. to make sure that all of your speakers are working you can use your fade and balance settings in the radio to narrow output to each speaker and see if they all work. 4) Have you tried using a different lightning cable? if your cable is junk I've noticed features go off and on quite frequently. -Nick
    [ Nicholas  Apr 13, 2015 ]
    A
    I had this alpine unit installed by a pro and i do not have this issue. I am using an iphone 5 and it works beautifully with the voice turn-by-turn directions. Sorry i cannot tell you why yours is not working correctly.
    [ SIDNEY  Apr 13, 2015 ]
    A
    My system is a little glitchy when Bluetooth and WiFi are enabled on my iPhone 6. Try turning them off on your phone before plugging in to see if it improves. Also, many features are disabled unless installed/wired correctly. The wire that goes to the Brake pedal terminal is important here as a safety issue. Hope this helps.
    [ Carlos  Apr 13, 2015 ]
    A
    Have you tried changing the volume in the settings menu. You can adjust the volume for each CarPlay function.
    [ Camdon  Apr 12, 2015 ]
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Krissy  Apr 12, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Wireless connections to CarPlay was added in iOS 8.3. Is that possible with this unit?
    [ dp  Apr 09, 2015 ]
    9 answers
    A
    No. This unit doesn't have Bluetooth.
    [ Mark  Apr 10, 2015 ]
    A
    Great unit though I really enjoy it
    [ MICHAEL  Apr 10, 2015 ]
    A
    No everything CarPlay within this unit is based off of a wired connection. There is no wireless anything with this unit. No Bluetooth.
    [ MICHAEL  Apr 10, 2015 ]
    A
    It does not, this unit doesn't have Bluetooth built in; however, iOS 8.3 adds the ability to "trust" a head-unit so you don't have to unlock it every time you plug the phone in. Personally, I've replaced my cigarette lighter with a USB port port that plugs into the back of the unit (found on eBay). It's easy for me to plug the phone in, and preferred, given the battery drain of streaming so much data over Bluetooth. CarPlay runs from the phone, not the head-unit, so you can imagine the amount of data required to run a wireless display and sound. I am interested to find out if there is a Bluetooth dongle that would work with this head-unit though. Maybe Alpine will hold off and give us a ILX-008.
    [ PATRICK  Apr 10, 2015 ]
    A
    No. The iLX-007 has no wireless capabilities. Lightning cable only.
    [ Elizabeth  Apr 10, 2015 ]
    A
    I don't think so, and it is already rather buggy with the wired connection on this unit, would like to see that fixed first.
    [ james  Apr 10, 2015 ]
    A
    This unit does not have Bluetooth capabilities to allow a wireless connection. It comes with a lengthy USB extension cord you plug your own iPhone charger cable into.
    [ Kristopher  Apr 10, 2015 ]
    A
    not so far as I have been able to tell... it is my understanding that the head unit lacks the hardware (chipset, etc..) for bluetooth or wifi connections.
    [ Michael  Apr 10, 2015 ]
    A
    Not yet - waiting for firmware update.
    [ Greg  Apr 10, 2015 ]
    Q
    What type of 9 band EQ?!
    [ Nicholas  Apr 01, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You can actually look at all the sound control options by downloading the free Alpine app. You do not need the stereo to use the app in "demo" mode. The bands for the EQ are 50Hz, 160Hz, 250Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz, 4kHz, 8kHz, and 12kHz.
    [ Jason  Apr 01, 2015 ]
    Q
    I originally installed my radio with out the intention of using a back up camera, but now I have a camera and I would like to install it but I lost the wire harness for the camera/aux. Where can I purchase a new one?
    [ Ken  Mar 31, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Krissy  Apr 01, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    What happens to my DVD entertainment system? WIll it work?
    [ Patrick  Mar 28, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Krissy  Mar 29, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Can you use the AM/FM radio while using CarPlay?
    [ Bryan  Mar 16, 2015 ]
    15 answers
    A
    Yes! You can listen to AM/FM radio while using CarPlay. I just finished navigating with voice-guidance maps while listening to radio.
    [ Kelly  Mar 19, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes
    [ Keith  Mar 17, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes, you can.
    [ Maxim  Mar 17, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes- in that you can have your i-device plugged in and recognized by the alpine HU but still be listening to the radio.
    [ Nathan  Mar 16, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes
    [ GWENDOLYN F  Mar 16, 2015 ]
    A
    The CarPlay comes with its own AM/FM radio. So if you don't have your iPhone attached, you can listen to the radio.
    [ WANDA  Mar 16, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes. While listening to the AM/FM radio, you will still receive texts and alerts and have access to Siri. When switching from the radio to carplay, the radio will continue to play until you select a song or station from your music app.
    [ SKIP  Mar 16, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes you can. CarPlay is just treated like another Source. So while listening to the radio you can still get calls, texts, use Siri, etc.
    [ KENDALL  Mar 16, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes you can!
    [ REUBEN  Mar 16, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes you can. The unit handles AM/FM and will still mute during calls or when Siri is activated.
    [ Ryan  Mar 16, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes, you can switch from carplay to am/fm while your phone is hooked up. You press the center home button and then radio.
    [ Greg  Mar 16, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes, as long as you're not using any of the audio apps the radio still plays. We use maps with the radio all the time
    [ Stephen  Mar 16, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes. Simply navigate back to the Alpine "Top Menu" from CarPlay mode and you'll have access to the tuner and camera (if installed).
    [ Jamie  Mar 16, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes.GPS and Calls come through.
    [ Mark  Mar 16, 2015 ]
    A
    Never mind, found the answer after searching....sorry...
    [ Bryan  Mar 16, 2015 ]
    Q
    I have read some reviews saying some apps are not available at this time but could become available with future updates. How would the head unit get an update? There is no wi-fi. Does it receive it's updates from the iPhone? CarPlay? I guess what I'm asking is, with iPhone software changes, how does the head unit get updated too?
    [ Duke990  Feb 28, 2015 ]
    5 answers
    A
    App updates occur on the phone via the App Store. When CarPlay functionality is added to an app or a new CarPlay app is loaded onto the phone, it shows up on the radio interface when the phone is plugged in via the Lightning cable. The head unit merely acts as a display extension with touch capability. No head unit updates are required because all CarPlay apps must follow Apples input/output templates for CarPlay devices. Alpine does provide capability to update the head unit itself via USB thumb drive should they release head unit firmware updates in the future though.
    [ Elizabeth  Mar 16, 2015 ]
    A
    The head unit can receive a firmware update from the same USB port used to connect the iPhone. You download it from the website and put it in a flash drive; however, anything CarPlay related runs from the iPhone, the head unit just acts as an external monitor. When an app becomes CarPlay compatible, the update will be part of the app on your phone. When CarPlay gets an update, it'll be part of the iOS update on your phone.
    [ PATRICK  Mar 02, 2015 ]
    A
    That's a good question. I haven't seen anything from Apple on that, though the new iOS update is supposed to allow wireless connection via Bluetooth. As far as any new apps, I would assume any compatible apps should show up. That is an assumption. As far as updating the actual head unit, that's a question for Alpine.
    [ Raymond Eric  Mar 02, 2015 ]
    A
    Any updates will happen through the Apple OS. The head unit is only a passive receiver and I'm not sure if it would get any firmware updates.
    [ Joseph  Mar 02, 2015 ]
    A
    iPhone app developers can add CarPlay support to new or existing apps. Once they do and those apps update normally on the phone, they are then available on the Alpine head unit. No update to the head unit is necessary. Outside of apps, the majority of CarPlay functionality appears to be in iOS on the phone. So iOS updates can improve portions of the CarPlay experience or fix bugs without the need to update the head unit. Alpine updates would provide improvements to the other half of the equation. Think of the Alpine as a remote display and input device for your iPhone. The iPhone does the heavyi lifting and the Alpine extends the audio and video experience to your car.
    [ James  Mar 02, 2015 ]
    Q
    Does this unit charge the phone when plugged in?
    [ Steve  Feb 07, 2015 ]
    14 answers
    A
    Yes the unit charges your iPhone while it's plugged in its quite convenient
    [ Roman  Feb 11, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes. Which is convenient as I no longer have to charge my phone at home (just while driving).
    [ GUY T  Feb 10, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes. It charges at the same rate as your small, white Apple charging block that came with your iPhone which is 1.0 amp.
    [ Russell  Feb 10, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes.
    [ Jose  Feb 09, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes it does
    [ JOHN A  Feb 09, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes
    [ Matthew  Feb 09, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes.
    [ BRIAN J  Feb 09, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes, it does.
    [ Harold  Feb 08, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes
    [ Darren  Feb 08, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes
    [ Clay  Feb 08, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes. The unit will charge any iDevice plugged into it.
    [ Briam  Feb 08, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes it does
    [ Chris  Feb 08, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes it does charge.
    [ GREG  Feb 08, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes, it charges the phone when plugged in. It does not provide power to the USB port when the vehicle ACC power is off.
    [ Jason  Feb 08, 2015 ]
    Q
    Which backup cameras on the Crutchfield site are compatible with the ILX-007 ? Any camera with RCA jack? Which presents a view with lines as with current Ford and others.
    [ Fog Man  Feb 06, 2015 ]
    4 answers
    A
    On the Crutchfield product page for the iLX-007 you will find a tab for "Accessories", there is a section for compatible rear view and auxiliary cameras. Hope that helps.
    [ Kenny  Jul 19, 2016 ]  Staff
    A
    alpine has a camera available for this unit (in Europe anyway...). It is alpine number HCE-155.
    [ smiley11  Jul 18, 2016 ]
    A
    The ILX-700 has a female RCA connector for the camera and another pair of wires that are to be connected to the 12vdc reverse signal to make the camera turn on when the vehicle is put in reverse.
    [ Geoffrey  Feb 09, 2015 ]
    A
    It should work it has a standard cra video input ... I have not connect my camera yet but seems strait forward.
    [ TROY  Feb 08, 2015 ]
    Q
    I'v seen some less than stellar reviews of the map app when used as GPS. Any thoughts?
    [ Steve  Jan 27, 2015 ]
    6 answers
    A
    The app itself looks great. There's no keyboard entry of addresses though. You have to rely on Siri.
    [ Gerald  Jan 30, 2015 ]
    A
    Apple maps has its faults, and I've avoided using Apple maps ever since the Google Maps app was allowed on the iPhone; however, Apple is very strict on who can have a CarPlay compatible app and so I've been forced into using Apple Maps for in car navigation. First off, Apple Maps has gotten much better since its debut, and its ability to pull addresses from text messages and emails has been useful on many occasions. There are some odd rotation issues with the maps app if your phone goes into landscape while using it, and it's very intermittent. This issue isn't a problem with this head unit, but rather a glitch with Apple CarPlay. It should be understood that Apple CarPlay runs from your phone and uses the head unit as an external monitor of sorts. This is a blessing and a curse. Good: Updates to Apple CarPlay are easy, because it's just your phone iOS. Bad: The phone has to be plugged in to use Apple CarPlay (no wireless connection). Imagine this is a limitation of how fast and reliable a wired connection is when compared to a wireless one. If maps rotation does mess up, just unplug and plug the phone back in. It will pick back up right where if left off.
    [ PATRICK  Jan 28, 2015 ]
    A
    I've been very happy with it. I can ask Siri to give me directions to a place, and usually it works fine. If you don't have good signal for your phone you will of course have issues - it is not a standalone map unit. That has never been a problem for me, but if you live in a remote or mountainous area with spotty coverage you're going to need another solution for navigation.
    [ Brian  Jan 28, 2015 ]
    A
    It's the same gps/map app that Apple supports. Originally when first released it was poor. It's much improved now. Not quite as good as Google, but nearly. A good ui overall.
    [ David  Jan 28, 2015 ]
    A
    I've used the maps app as a gps and it works, usually, very well. The issue is it only works as well as the maps app on the iPhone. If most of the places you go are found successfully by your iPhone, then obviously it will work the same on the Alpine unit. There does seem to be a bug where occasionally, when plugging your iPhone into the head unit, and it happens to be in landscape mode at that time, it shows on the head unit rotated 90 degrees. In which case you need to disconnect the iPhone and turn off your head unit to reset. As is the case with most GPS units, newer places are more difficult to find. However, as the update should occur on the back end, ie on Apple's maps servers, it should be recognized eventually.
    [ Raymond Eric  Jan 28, 2015 ]
    A
    It's very buggy - but no comparison to any factory unit. I hope that Apple does a Carplay update when they do the next IOS update.....overall I'm happy and with the money!
    [ Joseph  Jan 28, 2015 ]
    Q
    Is there an interface made to connect to my Toyota RAV4's backup camera? Is this unit FULLY iOS 8 compatible?
    [ Randy  Jan 15, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Krissy  Jan 16, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Can i watch Netflix through this radio????
    [ Stephan  Jan 15, 2015 ]
    2 answers
    A
    No
    [ Joseph  Jan 28, 2015 ]
    A
    No.
    [ DANIEL  Jan 18, 2015 ]
    Q
    Does ILX-007 work with IPOD? If so what model/generation? Lots of conflicting advice out there on this question. My suspicion is that the 007 works with lighting connector IPOD touches and newer. Appreciate anyone that confirm this.
    [ Foxknows  Jan 13, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: You are correct; the Alpine iLX-007 is compatible with the iPhone 6+/6/5S/5C/5. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Jan 18, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Can this receiver use the included microphone to calibrate/adjust the sound for your specific car?
    [ Brian Thompson  Jan 09, 2015 ]
    2 answers
    A
    no. mic is for the telephone
    [ RON  Jan 22, 2015 ]
    A
    There doesn't seem to be any way to use it in a calibration mode.
    [ KENDALL  Jan 09, 2015 ]
    Q
    Is the IPhone charged when connected to this device?
    [ natootan  Jan 07, 2015 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Yes. iPhone 6 Plus here, and it charges while connected.
    [ KENDALL  Jan 09, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes, I have a 5S and it charges just fine
    [ CARLOS DEL  Jan 09, 2015 ]
    Q
    Is there any way to hook a subwoofer up to this?? I have one installed in my 2005 Tahoe and don't wanna waste the money if it cannot be properly installed with the Filters..
    [ Matt M  Jan 07, 2015 ]
    2 answers
    A
    It has RCA out for front, rear and subwoofer.
    [ TROY  Jan 08, 2015 ]
    A
    I am having mine installed tomorrow, with a amp and sub, I will let you know if there is a problem.
    [ Rick  Jan 08, 2015 ]
    Q
    Just installed the Alpine iXL and we are having problems completing the riddle to access the Genral Setup Screen. Help? ( disengage the brake, while pumping the brakes engage the brake, pump the brakes then disengage and rub your belly and pat your head...)
    [ Natalie  Jan 07, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Krissy  Jan 08, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Can someone comment on the preference between this radio and the Pioneer Appradio 4. I will be using it exclusively with my iPhone, so the support for other devices on the Pioneer are not a benefit. The main factor I'm interested in is the quality and responsiveness of the screen. I've watched a few video reviews of both units, and each of them had situations where the user had to click multiple times to get a response. Is one screen better than the other?
    [ Glen S.  Jan 05, 2015 ]
    3 answers
    A
    There is a very, VERY small bit of lag when touching the buttons, but it is probably only evident if you are really OCD (which I am) but still it isn't enough to bother me.
    [ KENDALL  Jan 09, 2015 ]
    A
    I can only comment on the iLX-007. Just installed in a 2007 Malibu. Screen functionality is very good. I believe the Alpine screen is capacitive, like most touchscreen computers....possibly the Pioneer is resistive and not as sensitive.
    [ Darryl  Jan 06, 2015 ]
    A
    I've used both and here's what I'd say: 1. The Alpine screen is capacitive, just like your iPhone itself. The Pioneer screen is resistive. That means that the Alpine screen is more responsive/fluid, but can't be used wearing traditional (non-capacitive) gloves. 2. The Alpine system will launch straight into CarPlay when the vehicle starts and the iPhone is connected. The Pioneer system, CarPlay must be manually tapped each time. I didn't want the other Pioneer features, so that indirection would have just been a waste of time.
    [ JUSTIN  Jan 06, 2015 ]
    Q
    My car doesn't have microphones so I wanted to know does this unit come with mics to place calls?
    [ Rob  Jan 04, 2015 ]
    15 answers
    A
    The Apple Car Play comes with its own microphone. Our microphone is placed in the interior front-roof section of the car and is barely visible and works great! We had our unit installed professionally.
    [ WANDA  Jan 05, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes, with a visor clip too.
    [ Charles  Jan 05, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes, the unit comes with a microphone and a clip for mounting on a sun visor or the door pillar, and the cable is plenty long enough. Even if you already had a microphone it is recommended to use the one provided in with the radio. You can also adjust the microphone sensitivity and disable/enable the noise reduction in the radio settings.
    [ RUDOLF  Jan 05, 2015 ]
    A
    It does come with an Alpine microphone and clip and plugs right into the unit no problem. It's a pretty nice mic. You'll just need to run the wire where you want it.
    [ Ryan  Jan 05, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes there is a microphone included.
    [ REUBEN  Jan 05, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes, it does come with a microphone, use it for phone calls, messages, Siri, etc.
    [ Rob  Jan 05, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes it comes with one and plenty of cable to wire it up.
    [ Mark  Jan 04, 2015 ]
    A
    yes it comes with a mic.
    [ Seth  Jan 04, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes, it has a microphone included in the box. It clips onto your dash or visor, and has an adjustable. "In order to provide support for Siri input, the iLX-007 comes with a microphone that can be mounted in an appropriate location such as the driver's sun visor in order to pick up voice commands. CarPlay-specifc app settings within the main iLX-007 interface include the ability to set microphone level and noise reduction, as well as which speakers Siri's output come through."
    [ Matthew  Jan 04, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes, it does.
    [ Kang-Yin Eddie  Jan 04, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes it comes with a mic you plug into the back and wire to wherever you desire.
    [ curtis  Jan 04, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes
    [ Jerome  Jan 04, 2015 ]
    A
    Haven't opened it yet- sorry.
    [ GLEN  Jan 04, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes. This unit comes with a wired microphone.
    [ Jamie  Jan 04, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes, my unit came w/ a microphone for the head unit.
    [ Mark  Jan 04, 2015 ]
    Q
    Does this receiver work with the factory XM on a 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer SS?
    [ Brian  Jan 04, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Krissy  Jan 04, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    I think I know the answer, but can I listen to the radio while using iPhone/apps. For example maps?
    [ Steve  Dec 25, 2014 ]
    4 answers
    A
    You seem to be knowledgeable of the Alpine iLX-007 and I assume you own one. I am a big fan of Alpine products and would like to buy a CarPlay receiver, but I have a few questions/reservations. One reason to buy the receiver is to get rid of the dashboard GPS. My listening habits are, I normally listen to FM radio or podcasts on my iPhone. Also, I listen to my music from my iPod Classic as it has my entire music library on it. My iPhone only has a portion of my music on it. How would the Alpine work with my iPod Classic? My understanding is that it works in aux input only, not USB. Can I use maps while my classic is using aux input? Can I use maps while listening to a podcast on my iPhone? If my iPod Classic is rendered useless, it might be a deal breaker. What do you think? Thanks for your time Steve in Minnesota
    [ Steve  Jan 06, 2015 ]
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    Yes, you can. You have to go to radio, select the station and then switch to carplay. Your radio will play on the background.
    [ Maxim  Jan 05, 2015 ]
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    yep, it will play radio and use maps simultaneously.
    [ Seth  Jan 04, 2015 ]
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    Yes unless the app you're using is a radio app, which the majority are.
    [ MICHAEL  Dec 26, 2014 ]
    Q
    does this head unit come with the iphone cable, or do you have to buy that in addition? this unit also says it comes with a camera? what is that for? rear view camera?
    [ josh  Dec 22, 2014 ]
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    Hi Josh, The unit did not come with an iPhone cable. It comes with a USB extension cable that plugs into the back of the unit. We routed that to where we could easily access it and plug the iPhone cable in. The unit does not come with a camera. You can either purchase one as an accessory or if you have a factory installed camera on your vehicle, it should appear on the screen when you are backing up.
    [ Dean  Dec 26, 2014 ]
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    The unit does not come with an iPhone cable. The cable that comes included has USB end on it. You'll need an iPhone cable to plug into it. The rear view camera is not included and is a separate accessory.
    [ Earl  Dec 23, 2014 ]
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    This is Christmas present for my son. He hasn't opened it yet
    [ Connor  Dec 23, 2014 ]
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    It comes with a usb extension, you'll need your own lightning cable. There is no included camera, there is an RCA input for a backup camera and a separate connection for an AUX camera that accepts video and audio signal.
    [ MICHAEL  Dec 23, 2014 ]
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    It does not come with an iPhone cable or a camera. It does come with a microphone for Siri.
    [ Ben  Dec 23, 2014 ]
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    It does not come with an iPhone cord and it has the option to buy a backup camera. This unit does not come with awith the camera.
    [ TYSON  Dec 23, 2014 ]
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    It does not come with a cable for the iPhone, only the USB extension cable. It also does not come with a back up camera. I purchased both separately when buying this.
    [ Greg  Dec 23, 2014 ]
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    It doesn't include an iPhone cable. Unit does not include a back up camera. It has an input for a back up camera. It does however include an input adaptor cable for a rear backup cam. Overall I love it so far - had it about a month
    [ David  Dec 23, 2014 ]
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    it doesn't include the lightning cable. It is compatible with a rear camera but only certain ones or if your current one has an RCA will work. No camera is included.
    [ Robert  Dec 23, 2014 ]
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    The unit comes with a USB extension cable. No lightning cable is included. It will accept a rear view camera but the camera is an add on.
    [ Raymond Eric  Dec 23, 2014 ]
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    The unit does not come with an iphone cable or a camera. Both items must be purchased separately and yes the camera is for rear view.
    [ Erik  Dec 23, 2014 ]
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    The unit comes with a USB extension cable that you can plug any USB to Lightning cable into. It doesn't come with one. It has inputs for and the capability to use a backup camera, but doesn't come with that either. With the right adaptor, I believe you can use this input with any composite video source. There is also an audio input.
    [ James  Dec 23, 2014 ]
    Q
    Has anyone been able to launch Siri from there steering wheel Voice Control Button? I can get all functions to work from my steering wheel with the exception of Siri. Volume, Tracking, Mode, Answer and Hangup work fine with the PAC SWI-CP5. Would be great to get Siri from the Steering Wheel.
    [ Carlton  Dec 13, 2014 ]
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    Did you ever figure this out? I'm having the same problem. Thanks.
    [ Glen S.  Jan 10, 2015 ]
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    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Jeff  Dec 15, 2014 ]  Staff
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    Can this run GPS apps besides Apple Maps that store and search POIs and calculate routes when outside data range? Apple maps cannot do this, as far as I know.
    [ Joshua  Dec 09, 2014 ]
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    CarPlay is essentially an external monitor driven by the iPhone. If the app you use supports an offline, in addition to CarPlay, then it will work.
    [ Greg  Dec 23, 2014 ]
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    Only apple maps
    [ Erik  Dec 23, 2014 ]
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    As far as I understand this unit is strictly for Apple Car Play-and only uses the compatible Car Play Apps- hope this helps!
    [ REUBEN  Dec 11, 2014 ]
    Q
    Is this compatible with BMW E53 X5 with DSP Amp? If not is there a workaround using a Crossover Etc ? Regards Steve
    [ Steve  Dec 08, 2014 ]
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    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Jeff  Dec 08, 2014 ]  Staff
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    I have the unit and was curious as to what the Brown Remote out wire would be used for?
    [ Carlton  Dec 04, 2014 ]
    2 answers
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    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Krissy  Dec 07, 2014 ]  Staff
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    No idea. Having the radio installed for me.
    [ JEREMY  Dec 05, 2014 ]
    Q
    does this unit have iPod support for older iPods such as Nano?
    [ Scott M  Dec 03, 2014 ]
    1 answer
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    We don't show this unit as being compatible with the older Nano iPods.
    [ Jeff  Dec 04, 2014 ]  Staff
    Q
    Will the back up camera still work?
    [ Scot  Nov 30, 2014 ]
    1 answer
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    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your current system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Jeff  Dec 01, 2014 ]  Staff
    Q
    can you hook up a back up camera to this unit ??
    [ carter  Nov 29, 2014 ]
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    Yes I just used my OEM camera-but you could get an aftermarket camera-there is an input and the HU comes with a dongle
    [ REUBEN  Dec 11, 2014 ]
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    Yes it can but does not come with one.
    [ Charles  Dec 08, 2014 ]
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    Yes. There is a connector that comes with the stereo that will connect with a backup camera. I haven't tried it yet though, so be aware it's possible you may have to buy an alpine camera for it to work. A backup camera does not come with the stereo, for reference.
    [ Seth  Dec 01, 2014 ]
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    Yes there is a hookup for a backup camera I believe.
    [ ThreeSided  Nov 30, 2014 ]
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    Yes! you can order the alpine universal kit. need to connect wires to back up lights to activate may need to add a cable extender to video cable.
    [ Keith  Nov 30, 2014 ]
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    Yes, it is designed for that.
    [ Kelly  Nov 30, 2014 ]
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    Yes. There is a camera input.
    [ CHRISTOPHER  Nov 30, 2014 ]
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    Hi Carter, Yes it has a universal camera input, it is an RCA type connection, so any camera with that output would work.
    [ Marc  Nov 30, 2014 ]
    Q
    My corvette has a heads up display that projects speed and current song (from the Nav/CD player) onto the windshield at eye level. Is this feature retained when replacing the GM head unit with the Alpine iLX-007? Thanks.
    [ Shawn  Nov 26, 2014 ]
    2 answers
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    No, this feature is not retained. You will lose your heads up display with regards to radio information being displayed in the heads up screen.
    [ Mixalis  Jul 10, 2017 ]
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    We have not received any answers from other customers on your question, and have escalated it to an Advisor. We will post the answer as soon as we have it. If you need immediate assistance please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Dec 01, 2014 ]  Staff
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    Can I use pandora still?
    [ Keith  Nov 23, 2014 ]
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    You can control pandora via CarPlay but it has not yet been made compatible by the developer. Via the "Now Playing" app, you can see what song/artist is playing, pause/play, and skip to the next song. Basically, any application that has audio output such as Pandora (or say, YouTube) will output the audio to your car speakers via the iLX-700 without any additional cabling.
    [ DANIEL  Sep 01, 2015 ]
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    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: While a number of apps are currently supported by Apple CarPlay, Pandora is not one of them. This can change at any time. You can use and control Pandora through your phone, but will need to connect to the rear auxiliary input via your headphone jack and this cable- http://www.crutchfield.com/p_1426RCA35A/Scosche-Mini-to-RCA-Cable.html If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Nov 28, 2014 ]  Staff
    Q
    Can you make and receive calls while you're using the maps and/or music?
    [ S  Nov 21, 2014 ]
    1 answer
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    Yes. Calls will pause your music and resume when you hang up. Navigation will speak over both calls and music lowering their volume slightly. The volume of each feature in relation to others can be independently set.
    [ James  Nov 23, 2014 ]
    Q
    can you use a cd changer to add cd function?
    [ andy  Nov 18, 2014 ]
    2 answers
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    There is an Aux input where you could connect an external audio or video device such as a CD player.
    [ ROBERT  Dec 17, 2015 ]
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    This receiver does not have a CD changer port.
    [ Jeff  Nov 24, 2014 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does this head unit allow me to view other apps from my iPhone 5 such as Waze (a navigation app)?
    [ Colton  Nov 16, 2014 ]
    1 answer
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    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: It will not. Navigation would be done through Apple Maps in the CarPlay function If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Nov 18, 2014 ]  Staff
    Q
    I know it can play music but will it let you play movies, too? Not real important to me but just kinda figure it should be capable.
    [ Landon  Nov 14, 2014 ]
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    There is a way; at least, I was able to play movies/videos from an old 30 pin dock connector iPad (likely would work on an old iPod and iPhone as well) using the Apple cable (30 pin to RCA connectors) and a 3.5mm break-out cable using the AUX port on the iPX-007. I don't think this can be done using the newer devices with lightning ports.
    [ pubsteve  Nov 21, 2014 ]
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    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: This will not be able to play video. It's a digital media receiver so it does not have a CD/DVD drive. And there isn't a way to play any video from your iPhone. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Nov 17, 2014 ]  Staff
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    Can you play music whilst using Maps for navigation? If so, can you change music (using Siri?) without dropping out of navigation?
    [ Steven  Nov 11, 2014 ]
    1 answer
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    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: Yes you can play music from your phone while also using the navigation. Siri will be able to change the music without leaving the navigation portion of CarPlay. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Nov 20, 2014 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does this unit's screen have a tilt option like Alpine's other navigation units or does it only stay flat?
    [ Todd  Nov 10, 2014 ]
    1 answer
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    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: It doesn't look like it does. Since this unit does not take cd's, there is no motor that lowers the screen. I would recommend this Pioneer unit. It is only $100 more; it has a cd tray, it tilts, and it still has Apple Car Play built-in. http://www.crutchfield.com/p_1304000NEX/Pioneer-AVH-4000NEX.html If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Nov 12, 2014 ]  Staff
    Q
    I have a Subaru Impreza that has steering wheel controls for some stereo functions, but also dedicated buttons for current Bluetooth voice control, answering calls, and ending calls. Using a steering wheel controls adapter, will the answer & end call button still work, and can the voice control button be used as the Siri button?
    [ Nathan  Nov 10, 2014 ]
    1 answer
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    The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Nov 10, 2014 ]  Staff
    Q
    Please confirm the assumption that I can make phone calls through this head unit, despite the fact the ILX-007 lacks bluetooth?? If so, there some distance benefits of a wired connection over bluetooth.
    [ Foxknows  Nov 04, 2014 ]
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    I love the fact this has CarPlay as that is the main feature of this phone ... but I DO NOT want to plug in my iPhone EVERY Single Time I get in my vehicle, then unplug ... then plug it back in to drive 10 minutes, then unplug ... JUST to be able to receive a phone call. NO WAY! They 100% missed the boat on the fact that Carplay should not be the "Dedicated" and Only option in a head unit. Pioneer knew that fact and gave its users the best of everything possible. If Pioneer AppRadio4 had 7" screen it would KILL this Alpine hans down for this simple fact that we don't ALWAYS want to have to plug in our iPhones Over and Over Again just to get simple things like receiving and making a call, etc. These things need WiFi built in so you NEVER EVER have to plug in your phones ... they just connect once you get in the car and CarPlay automatically initiates on your phone ... Once that happens These type of dedicated head units and CarPlay will DOMINATE the aftermarket stereo market. I was in no way gonna buy this Alpine for it being a dedicated unit and was sold on the Alpine AppRadio4 ... but I think it may be smart to wait till next year when the WiFi units arrive ... I sure hope that is next ... then a new iOS updates to accommodate this new feature and can launch Carplay automatically ... now That would be a winner.
    [ Guest  Nov 11, 2014 ]
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    You can use CarPlay to make phone calls with this receiver. The wired connection will benefit from less chance of interference, and better integration with how the head unit works.
    [ Jeff  Nov 05, 2014 ]  Staff
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