BMW+CarPlay: Why does BMW hate their customers?

Starting in January 2018, we started hearing about BMW’s plans to charge new BMW customers $80 a year to use Apple CarPlay in their cars. These plans were widely called stupid. BMW wants to charge for both the option and the ability to use it. But it gets worse: BMW issued a software update for the rear-view camera. The update took CarPlay away from customers who previously had it working. This is bullshit.

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Norshire is here to PUMP you UP (tires! pump up your tires.)

Under-inflated tires are a safety problem at worst. At best, they ruin your gas mileage. Neither are great, but stopping at the gas station and paying to use their broken air pump sucks, too. Norshire solves this for you, by making the world’s smallest tire inflator.

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BMW following through on charging $80 per year for Apple CarPlay

BMW indicated at the beginning of 2018 that they were going to charge a subscription for CarPlay as a feature, and now they’re keeping that promise. It will cost $80 / year to unlock the Apple CarPlay feature, or $300 for a (lifetime) 20 years subscription. The decision to pay for a lifetime subscription has to be made during the original purchase of the car. The first year of CarPlay is provided for free.

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