Alpine just released the iLX-007, an aftermarket in-dash CarPlay receiver with 7-inch capacitive touch screen to provide drivers with a seamless iPhone experience in the vehicle. Apple CarPlay gives iPhone users an intuitive way to make calls, use Maps, listen to music and access messages with just a word or a touch to minimize distractions. Corresponding audio, driving directions and phone calls are played through the vehicle’s speaker system. Apple CarPlay uses a Lightning connector and is compatible with iPhone 5 or later, including iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the latest version of iOS.
Other features include three (2V) preouts, one aux input, Alpine’s MediaXpander technology for improved playback of compressed media and an input for a rear view camera system (camera system sold separately). It has a shallow, 3-inch chassis for greater installation flexibility into vehicles.
The iLX-007 head unit is compatible with the Alpine TuneIt App (version 2.0), a free smartphone app that provides customized sound tuning for Alpine audio systems. The Alpine TuneIt App lets users easily adjust a wide range of sound settings including time correction, parametric EQ, crossover points, preset EQ modes and more. The settings are made through the app and uploaded to the iLX-007 for precise sound customization and immediate results.
Price and Availability
The Alpine iLX-007 is available now in North America for $800.