Android Auto/ Apple Carplay for $199, Ownership of Select Current Toyota Models Required @ Toyota

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If you purchased a Current Generation 2017 Camry, a Current Generation 2018 Corolla Hatch or a Post-facelift 2018 Prius you can have CarPlay® and Android Auto™ installed for $199 inc. GST by booking a service at a Toyota Dealer. To make the process easier, if you book your install through myToyota you’ll have all your details conveniently stored in one place for next time.

This is a great deal considering the price of Android Auto/ ApplePay units. I will miss out as I have a 2016 Corolla.

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  • +7 votes

    How about Lexus?

    Update: found it here:
    https://www.caradvice.com.au/806503/lexus-australia-carplay-...

    Owners of the following models are eligible to have the technology retrofitted to their cars – it costs $249, and the work takes around an hour to complete:

    NX produced from September 1, 2017
    ES produced from July 4, 2018
    RC/RC F produced from November 27, 2017
    LC (all models)
    LS produced from January 8, 2018
    UX (all models)

  • +4 votes

    Good price. Paid $495 for my Mazda CX-9 last year.

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    Take notice Holden!

    • +1 vote

      I thought Holden already had apple car play and android auto on vehicle built 2016 and up. Unless its a cheap vehicle?

  • +17 votes

    Wow really? I bought VW Golf in Feb 2016 and it was loaded with apple carplay and Android and I thought every new car manufactured from 2016 would have this equiped default. Now needs to pay to have this even cars made in 2018?

    • +23 votes

      BMW charges an ongoing subscription even - https://m.drive.com.au/motor-news/bmw-australia-to-charge-an...

      Total joke.

    • +10 votes

      yeah but we toyota owner don't have to worry about its gearbox or diesel emission sensor failing 1 day after warranty expire, or if it does we'll get airtasker to replace it for $50

    • +9 votes

      It's a toyota, electric windows for rear passengers were still an option in 2010. Cruise control on a 2019 kluger is still on an aftermarket style stalk behind the steering wheel. 2018 gx model 79 series landcruiser doesnt have cruise control.

      • +5 votes

        LOL - I own a 2010 Corolla with the manual rear windows. Makes me laugh when passengers notice!

        • +2 votes

          Lol, it took me a month to notice manual rear windows after buying my 2010 corolla. I remember being devo’d at the time, had I noticed I would have just paid extra for the conquest model

      • +4 votes

        Yeah I wouldn't really use the 79 series as a sign of features, or lack thereof. It's selling point is in its basicness, which is why you'll find at least 1 on every mine site, on every farm, and even underground.

        Oh, and cruise control became standard on the 79 series in 2016 so I dunno what you're talking about 2018 for

      • +7 votes

        aftermarket style stalk behind the steering wheel

        That is by far the best, easiest and safest way to use cruise control. Wish every manufacturer did this instead of crowding the steering wheel with buttons.

    • +1 vote

      Its not that Toyota couldn't do it, its a licencing thing. They didn't want to pay apple for it.

      • +8 votes

        No, it was because they were trying to preserve the up sell of the entertainment unit. Want sat nav, pay for the higher spec model.

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          I agree, they spent a lot on various levels of internal infotainment systems development and wanted to sell that instead

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        Can you’ post a source on this licensing fee Apple supposedly charges? I’ve heard people say this before but can’t find any proof.

      • +2 votes

        My understanding the Apple hold off was due to Toyota not wanting to share data or something like that ….shrugs whatever the decision cost them a number of sales last year, well mine anyways

      • +5 votes

        https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/bmw-carplay-fee-highway-r...

        I was left wondering: just what does Apple charge for CarPlay, and indeed what does Google charge for Android Auto?

        In speaking with multiple sources at various manufacturers who offer cars with Apple CarPlay and/or Android Auto, I was quickly able to confirm that such fees, at least right now, do not exist. CarPlay and Android Auto, which are free for we consumers to use, are also provided for free for manufacturers to embed into their cars.

        An Apple representative confirmed to me that there are no fees to automotive OEMs to enter Apple's Made for iPhone (MFi) program, nor any sort of ongoing royalty payments or additional fees related to CarPlay.

  • +12 votes

    Better than Mazda flogging people $500!

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      Yet they managed to create a high demand for it back then, selling out of their allocations in most service departments (Sydney anyway).

      I went and ordered it from New Zealand, got it for $150 shipped and installed it myself.

      This is a damn good price from Toyota if it includes labour.

  • +10 votes

    This is the standard price, how is this a bargain?

  • +9 votes

    This is RRP - not a bargain.

  • +6 votes

    almost all other car makers- FREE

    • +7 votes

      just included in your drive away price

    • +1 vote

      Free on Toyota models going forward too when a new model comes out, e.g. new Rav4 has it

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        about 3 years late to the party

        • +1 vote

          …By their own commercial choice and yet still sell more cars than any other manufacturer every year, (even without considering Lexus). Mazda was also "late to the party" yet they sell no. 2 each year… seems given they are in the business of selling cars, they did just fine without it

  • +2 votes

    ozRRP

  • +6 votes

    Can’t believe Toyota have dragged the chain so long in this and now want to charge for what I’m guessing is just a software update. Very poor form.

    • +3 votes

      I would say as well as software, like Mazda the USB needs upgrading to supply both power and handle the extra data at the same time.

      The point is this is retrofitting AC and AA to older cars whose stereo didn’t come with it when the car was new.

  • +2 votes

    cheapismymiddlename

    Turns out username doesn't check out

    🙄

  • +6 votes

    How is it a bargain?
    Mitsubishi come with Android Auto/ Apple CarPlay as a standard.

  • +1 vote

    Is it possible to still do the 2016 even at a higher price?

  • +7 votes

    $200 for a firmware update? LMFAO!!!!!

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    do all 2017 camry qualify for this offer?

  • +1 vote

    Mazda did it for free when I recently purchased a CX-8

  • +1 vote

    I'm guessing 2017 Prado GXL does not qualify for an upgrade? What a shame……

  • +3 votes

    Forum post

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    Having used AA in my CRV for the last couple of years I could never go back. At least it's good to know I can get it if I did ever buy a Toyota.

  • +5 votes

    Pay for something that is standard on other cars? I have no idea how Toyota are the number 1 car brand in this country.

  • +3 votes

    Free in Hyundai :)

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    My 2016 i30 active auto came with both of these FREE as standard and was $5k cheaper then the carolla

  • +3 votes

    Should be standard.

  • +2 votes

    Always had Toyota - Then wanted to buy a New Toyota, found they dont have Applecar play because they were too stubborn.Bought a Honda civic standard model had Apple car play. Big fan of Honda now.Service only once a year & cheap to run with good after sale market value.

    • +3 votes

      Exactly. Walked into Toyota dealer a couple of years ago and asked if the car had CarPlay. Walked out and bought a Hyundai. Excellent car!

    • +2 votes

      Whoa you didn't buy the car you want because of missing Apple car play? Apple is so strong.

      I met someone who switched banks (home loans, credit cards etc) because they didn't have Apple Pay.

  • +4 votes

    I believe they should do this upgrade without charge when a customer goes a dealership for scheduled service.

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      People bought the car without it, dealership service centres are private small/medium businesses that have to do work to install it… why are people feeling so entitled that apple car play is a right in life… its not like its complimentary drinking water?

  • +9 votes

    For gods sake, niot all deals suit everyone, are we going to vote down deals because another brand of car offers another feature, thats what every brand does is try to differentiate itself.

    Do we vote down all toyota deals because Rio offers 7 year warranty, or vote down Mazda because X brand has 5 years free servicing. Or BMW deals because replacement rear lights cost 50% more than MG rear lights.

    Its a deal for ozbargainers who already own a Toyota, not for someone probably wanting to buy one. They can negotiate a better deal with their dealer when purchasing.

    This is the same BS we get when people compare Android to IOS phone purchasers. Let those who buy have their deal and move on.

    Voted up becuase I like to counter these BS votes. I can't use the deal at all, but think it should stand for those who might like the opportunity.

    Ozbargainers are individuals, we dont all buy all products for the same reason.

    • +1 vote

      Yeah but then a lot of people on this website would lose an avenue of getting their rocks off by telling people they are wrong and instilling their profound wisdom with a quick and to the point "better hand in that Ozb card aye, #notaprofessional"

    • +5 votes

      I can’t speak for everyone, but I downvoted because it’s the recommended retail price. If someone posted an iPhone, or a Samsung Galaxy phone, or whatever as a bargain but it was the RRP - then that’s not a bargain either. This isn’t a deal, and it’s certainly not a bargain when considering the wider market.

      You say this is a deal for people who already own a Toyota. It’s not. It’s the price you’ll pay as an absolute maximum if you take it to the dealership. The possibility of negotiating a lower price with a dealer when purchasing is not a deal, isn’t stipulated in this particular deal post, and doesn’t meet the deal posting guidelines anyway.

      Anyway you look at this, it’s not a good deal post.

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        I get that too. But I have a relo who bought the base model 2016 corolla, and now they are finding they use GPS a fair bit, and it's painful since they didn't get a but in GPS model or Android auto. If they heard they could get factory upgrade for 200 they would be thrilled, but maybe this is more of a CSA than a deal and should be in the forums

      • -1 vote

        And I didnt say that voting down for that reason was BS, I was commenting on some of the other reasoning. So no problem.

        BTW if you think the deal shouldn't be posted as a deal, report it to the mods let them decide. However given my past experience, they tend to leave a deal if it gets a number of positive votes. Then again they arent always consistent. Damn it, we have free thinking human mods 😀

        On the other point you made, that this isnt for people who already own a Toyota, I thought when the op said

        If you purchased

        (past tense vs if you purchase) and then talking about 2017 etc, that indicates to me that this is for those already with these late model cars, they can go to the dealer and upgrade their existing cars.

        So one of us has misunderstood the deal

        • -1 vote

          Your response was mentioning downvotes generally, and I explained why I downvoted.

          I don’t report to the mods anymore because of the inconsistency you’ve also noticed. Better to downvote, at least that informs the general users of the site, and it isn’t just seen by the mods. Especially when the mods’ response is often ‘let the community decide by voting’, so I will. And I vote accordingly.

          Yes, obviously, you need a Toyota to make use of this upgrade. I’m not disputing that. But it’s not a good deal, and it shouldn’t be posted as one. It’s a rip off that Toyota owners are forced to pay if they want an upgrade. If Toyota charged $10,000 for the upgrade, should it be posted here as a ‘public service announcement’ too? Would it be a bargain then?

          My point is that this post belongs in the forums, not as a deal post. It’s not a bargain. It’s the absolute maximum someone will be forced to pay if they want to upgrade.

          Seems you have not only misunderstood the OP, you’ve misunderstood my response to it too.

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      Voted up becuase I like to counter these BS votes

      Inappropriate use of a positive vote. 😜

  • +1 vote

    One of the biggest reason I overlooked Toyota for my last car purchase was Android auto… Once you have Google maps and Google assistant there is no going back…

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