As of July 1st MINI CarPlay is a reality. The only rub is that its exclusive to the Clubman and Countryman for the time being (we expect F55, F56, and F57 CarPlay for March production). But for those who are interested in how MINI has implemented the technology and the type of functionality it’s capable of, this video is for you.
For those looking for Android Auto you’ll likely need to wait a bit longer. BMW is on record in saying that the current form of Android Auto isn’t something that they want in their cars due to the lack of control Google allows automakers.
Pro tip – for those bummed about missing CarPlay don’t be. In our tests with this latest version of CarPlay and the wireless implementation BMW is using, things are plenty buggy. In fact we’d go so as to call this a beta type of experience at this point.