And it’s mostly because adding wired CarPlay support has always been cheaper for car manufacturers, with the wireless mode actually becoming more common in the last couple of years on aftermarket head units.

Despite forcing you to use a cable, the wired version of CarPlay comes with a major advantage as compared to its wireless sibling: it also allows your phone to charge during driving, so there’s a chance your iPhone’s battery is already full when you arrive at your destination. Many of those who rely on wireless CarPlay still use a charger in their cars, so eventually, a cable is still around in the car.

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Apple Begins Pushing Wireless Car Play As It Prepares To Get Rid Of All Ports

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