Pioneer's AppRadio is now available for immediate purchase at a retail price of $399.
The AppRadio is the first in-vehicle product designed to utilize the processing
power, storage capacity, network connectivity and apps of the iPhone and iPod
touch (4th generation) as the primary source for its information and
entertainment capabilities. Pioneer's AppRadio also features a touchscreen that
enables control of most functions using similar touch and motion gestures as
many of today's most popular smartphones, but in a larger 6.1-inch screen
designed specifically for safer in-vehicle operation. For safety and
convenience, AppRadio features built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and an
input for an optional vehicle mounted rear facing back-up camera.
The latest update to Pioneer's AppRadio app now adds access to the iPhone's
Contacts, Calendar and Photos apps. Contacts provides direct access to stored
contact information for hands-free calling via Bluetooth, routing via Google
Maps, and enables users to send their current locations via e-mail. With the
vehicle parked and the parking brake fully engaged, Calendar displays stored
calendar and events information and Photos provides on-screen viewing of the
user's photos, slide shows, geotagged photos and videos taken with an iPhone 4.
This expansion adds to the list of AppRadio compatible apps that includes
MotionX-GPS DRIVE, INRIX 3, TRAFFIC, Rdio, PANDORA INTERNET RADIO plus the
iPhone's Google Maps and iPod music library.
As the library of AppRadio compatible applications continues to grow, users will
be automatically notified via the Pioneer AppRadio iPhone application, with a
link to the respective app(s) page within the Apple iTunes App Store.
Additionally, the AppRadio software itself is updatable offering the potential
for future hardware, software and as app compatibility changes.
Pioneer's AppRadio is available now for a retail price of $399 at Best Buy,
Crutchfield.com, Amazon.com and select Pioneer Authorized Retailers.