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Old 12-19-18, 12:14 AM
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Unfortunately, it didn't go well. As expected, there was no upgrade method available. The 5-day exchange thing was for used-car sales only. I'm (actually, my mom) stuck with the car with no navigation. (The car was for my mother.) Since she is a non-English speaker, iPhone map is the only navigation app she can handle well. (After switching iOS to here native language.) On the other hand, Scout GPS is totally unusable.

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You didn't hear this from me, BUT April 2019 Lexus will update all 2018-2019 NX to have Carplay.
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Originally Posted by skyshadow View Post
You didn't hear this from me, BUT April 2019 Lexus will update all 2018-2019 NX to have Carplay.
If that is really going to happen, that's great news! All my problems will be away. I wish Lexus announce something officially soon.
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This could save me some money as the NX I'm looking at with CarPlay is priced higher. Unless they are going to charge for the update.
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Originally Posted by skyshadow View Post
You didn't hear this from me, BUT April 2019 Lexus will update all 2018-2019 NX to have Carplay.
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Wow you made my Christmas....hope its real...
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Old 12-21-18, 09:37 PM
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After driving my 2019 NX for a week, I have to say Iím woefully unimpressed with CarPlay. The UI doesnít show anything other than track name and artist for music, I havenít been able to get traffic in Maps or Waze. I donít really use any of the supported apps, either, except Spotify which wonít launch more than about 20% of the time. I find myself defaulting back to the factory interface and just using Bluetooth more often than not.
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Poor implementation by Lexus?
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Old 12-21-18, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by ross7777 View Post
Poor implementation by Lexus?
No, CarPlay is CarPlay. All Lexus needs to do is integrate the software with existing controls and provide and MFI-Certifed USB port. If the apps are lackluster, thatís on Apple and third-party developers.
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I find myself defaulting back to the factory interface and just using Bluetooth more often than not.
Are you referring to just playing your music/podcasts on your iPhone through the Nx entertainment system? Or can more be done?

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Iím surprised by this because I tried it in a 2019 RDX and it worked great. Traffic along with album artwork for the music were both displayed at the same time.
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The new NX is mainly for my mother. She is 69-year-old non-English speaker. Apple Map is the only navigation app she could use comfortably. (Language selection and UI) I really don't want an ugly phone holder hanging in the new car.
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Are you referring to just playing your music/podcasts on your iPhone through the Nx entertainment system? Or can more be done?
Right now I'm just testing out the apps with CarPlay, then I'll disconnect and use the Enform platform apps + the built-in functionality. The CarPlay is growing on me as I learn more. I do wish the map apps (Maps, Google Maps, and Waze) had better destination integration. It would be nice to choose a dest in, say, Maps, but then flip over to Waze to get more detailed traffic. That's probably a limitation in the CarPlay SDK, though.
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Originally Posted by akkim View Post
The new NX is mainly for my mother. She is 69-year-old non-English speaker. Apple Map is the only navigation app she could use comfortably. (Language selection and UI) I really don't want an ugly phone holder hanging in the new car.
Check out phone mount reviews on thewirecutter.com - you can find one that's not horribly intrusive. Buy a longer Lightning cable from Anker and run it to the mount. If she has wireless charging on her phone, you can get mounts that support that as well, and they're not too intrusive (IMO).
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Old 12-23-18, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by gregnorz View Post
Check out phone mount reviews on thewirecutter.com - you can find one that's not horribly intrusive. Buy a longer Lightning cable from Anker and run it to the mount. If she has wireless charging on her phone, you can get mounts that support that as well, and they're not too intrusive (IMO).
Thanks you for the advice. Yes, I'm currently looking at several options. (magnet/non-magnet and several different mounting methods.) Making things difficult is that she's using a phone case with flip cover. Magnet type is mostly not usable. Anyway, hopefully, this will be a temporary solution until CarPlay upgrade becomes available. (If Lexus ever provide the upgrade...)
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Originally Posted by gregnorz View Post
After driving my 2019 NX for a week, I have to say Iím woefully unimpressed with CarPlay. The UI doesnít show anything other than track name and artist for music, I havenít been able to get traffic in Maps or Waze. I donít really use any of the supported apps, either, except Spotify which wonít launch more than about 20% of the time. I find myself defaulting back to the factory interface and just using Bluetooth more often than not.
I have heard this MULTIPLE times. Carplay is really played up like it is some heaven sent, but honestly car companies have caught up and passed them in the tech dept. I don't know why people want to turn off our dynamic nav and voice so they can talk to Apple and use the slower processing power of their phone to do it. And before someone states "well Lexus messed it up", Lexus has nothing to do with Apple Carplay. It's is a OS of it's own. You turn off our OS and start theirs. We do nothing.
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