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Vehicular Audio Gadgets

The Alpine iLX-007 Uses Apple CarPlay Technology

— October 31, 2014 — Autos
The Alpine ILX-007 is a feature that brings the best and most convenient aspects of Apple's iOS. The technology represents Alpine's big jump into the CarPlay unit.

Interestingly, this head unit gives users the ability to use Alpine's very own TuneIt app. This app allows users to manipulate the EQ settings and other aspects of their sound in phenomenal detail. If you create a configuration that you like, you can share it with your friends via social media.

The ILX-007 includes support for a variety of built-in iOS apps such as Messages, Maps, Podcasts, iTunes Radio and more. It also includes support for Siri, so you can control your in-car entertainment using your voice and keep your eyes on the road.

The Alpine ILX-007 is shipping with its all-new CarPlay compatible head for a price of $800.
Trend Themes
1. Carplay Technology Integration - The integration of CarPlay technology into vehicles presents opportunities for audio gadget manufacturers to create innovative products that seamlessly connect with the user's iOS devices.
2. Advanced Sound Customization - The ability to manipulate EQ settings and other sound aspects in detail through dedicated apps on head units suggests potential for audio gadget companies to develop disruptive products that offer personalized and enhanced audio experiences.
3. Voice-controlled In-car Entertainment - The inclusion of Siri support in CarPlay units opens up avenues for companies to develop voice-controlled systems and services that allow users to conveniently manage their in-car entertainment while keeping their focus on driving.
Industry Implications
1. Automotive Technology - The integration of CarPlay technology in vehicles creates opportunities for automotive technology companies to collaborate with audio gadget manufacturers and develop cutting-edge audio systems that seamlessly integrate with iOS devices.
2. Audio Gadgets - The demand for audio gadgets that offer advanced sound customization features is likely to increase as customers seek more personalized and immersive audio experiences.
3. Mobile App Development - The popularity of dedicated apps, like the TuneIt app, for sound manipulation on head units signifies a need for mobile app developers to explore opportunities for creating innovative audio-related apps that enhance the user experience in vehicles.
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