Michael

More from a 2018 Range Rover running 18C with Smartphone Pack, S18C_18.37.1-222737

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And there it is (part 1), CarPlay in a North American 2018 Range Rover

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Smartphone Pack officially mentioned in JLR Pathfinder 193; CarPlay, Android Auto and Baidu CarLife is here

Here is the document you need to let you dealer know that you know about the Smartphone Pack

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Pathfinder Release Notes – 193 PDF (7 pages/182KB)

For extra index-a-bility, here’s the text:

New Features:

17MY > 18MY Range Rover / L405

17MY > 18MY Range Rover Sport / L494

17MY > 18MY Discovery / L462

18MY Range Rover Velar / L560

18MY Evoque / L538

18MY Discovery Sport / L550

18MY XF / X260

18MY XE / X760

18MY F-PACE / X761

18MY F-TYPE / X152

18MY E-PACE / X540

19MY I-PACE / X590

This release includes a new application – ‘Activation of Smartphone Pack’. This application allows the activation of 3 smartphone integration technologies – Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Baidu CarLife.
Baidu CarLife is intended for the Chinese market only. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto availability will also depend on vehicle region.
The Smartphone Pack application is only compatible with InControl Touch Pro software version 18C or later. This application will prompt users to update the InControl Touch Pro software if required.

And as long as we’re here, the Land Rover USA website now lists the option, it only took a year.

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InControl Touch Pro (Duo) Phase 4, version 18C Release Notes, September 2018

No CarPlay listed in these release notes yet but here are the latest 18C release notes.  Pathfinder 0074 had a few more fixes released on Thursday but they appear to be minor.

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ICTP Phase 4, 18C Release Notes PDF (5 pages/300KB)

Officially supported CarPlay in a Land Rover, finally… Version S18C_18.34.5-213496

From Ross in the UK – his 2017 Discovery got the 18C update and with it, CarPlay is finally here.

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First the InControl Touch Pro 18C version, S18C_18.34.5-213496

(This same version has also started showing up in Velar’s & F-Pace’s in the UK)

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Now what it looks like screen to screen.

Extra Features:

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Then you plug in your iPhone and tap Apple CarPlay:

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Then some visual changes – the phone battery indicator disappears and the Phone icon on the lower bar changes to a CarPlay icon:

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Then…

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