New Infiniti Models Can Receive a Free Apple CarPlay Upgrade

Find out if you're getting ripped off on your car insurance in less than two minutes.
Find insurance savings (100% Free)
No long forms · No spam · No fees
Why you can trust Jerry
Jerry partners with some of the companies we write about. However, our content is written and reviewed by an independent team of editors and licensed insurance agents, and never influenced by our partnerships. Learn more baout how we make money, review our editorial standards, reference out data methodology, or view a list of our partners
In this tech-savvy world, in-car smartphone connectivity is critical in keeping up with the latest innovations. That's why most automakers rushed to integrate their vehicles' infotainment systems with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 
In the bid to enhance user experience and vehicle technology, Infiniti took the move to provide wireless connectivity to selected models under its Q-Series.
Eligible Infiniti owners can be happy knowing the technological modifications will boost their car values. 
Close-up shot of a car’s digital display playing Florence and The Machine.
Infiniti is implementing free Apple CarPlay upgrades to their 2020 Q-Series models.

Infiniti's free wireless Apple CarPlay upgrade

Infiniti announced on 12 October that it would perform wireless upgrades for its 2020 Q-Series models with plug-and-play Apple CarPlay connectivity. The upside to the news is that the automaker will be providing that modification for free. 
According to Autoblog, select Infiniti owners will be able to connect their Apple CarPlay infotainment systems without any cables. While the integration of wireless connectivity is not new in the automotive industry, Infiniti is introducing the feature to its 2020-2021 models for the first time. 
That's not to say these models didn't have the Apple CarPlay; in fact, 80% of Infiniti models have smartphone connectivity. It's only that they operated a plug-n-play technology, which means the connection was only through the Lighting cable. 
The free upgrades can be completed through a software update based on the manual and image references offered by the company. For convenience, car owners can visit any Infiniti retailer to get software updates, which take less than an hour.

Which Infiniti models are eligible for the free updates?

When Infiniti introduced Apple CarPlay, only the QX60 was left out. It means most 2020 models are eligible for the upgrades, including the Q50 (sports sedan), Q60 (sports coupe), QX50 (midsized crossover), and QX80 (full-sized SUV). 
Motor1 found that the Q30, QX30, and QX70 aren't eligible for upgrades as none of these models have made it to the Infinity product lineup for over a decade. 
Until launching its 2020 Q-Series, Infiniti models used the patented dual-screen In-Touch system. The car manufacturer is among the latest automakers to bring the Apple CarPlay connectivity to its infotainment systems, despite the Apple CarPlay launching in March 2014.

Infiniti promises future updates for its Android Auto users

When asked whether it would provide the wireless upgrade to Infiniti owners using Android Auto, its spokesman said that the brand is also considering software upgrades for its Android Auto users. 
The Apple CarPlay upgrade was essential in maintaining its competitive edge since 80% of its customers use Apple-powered infotainment systems. It means that only 20% of its customers will continue to rely on the Lightning cable to have their Android UI splashed on their infotainment displays. 
Still, it would be an excellent token of appreciation if Infiniti could render the same generosity to its somewhat "marginalized" consumers. 
Infiniti is offering complementary software updates from October all through to 31 March 2022. If you'd like to switch to the more convenient wireless Apple CarPlay, it would be best to start booking an appointment with your dealer.
If you want to save money on car insurance, the Jerry app is a good place to start. A licensed broker, Jerry does all the hard work of finding cheap quotes from the top name-brand insurance companies and buying new car insurance.
And to ensure you always have the lowest rate, Jerry will send you new quotes every time your policy comes up for renewal, so you're always getting the coverage you want at the best price. This level of service is why Jerry earned a 4.6/5 rating on the App Store and made it the top insurance app in the country.

Compare Car Insurance for Your Car

Easiest way to compare and buy car insurance

√
No long forms
√
No spam or unwanted phone calls
√
Quotes from top insurance companies
Find insurance savings — it's 100% free