Confirmed: Apple CarPlay is Coming to the MINI Countryman in 2017

<a href="https://www.motoringfile.com/2015/09/04/carplay-is-coming-to-the-mini-with-touchscreen-idrive/">Over a year ago</a> we told you that MINI was working behind the scenes to bring Apple <a href="http://www.apple.com/ios/carplay/">CarPlay</a> to market. Now we can confirm the timing. According to sources familiar with MINIs' plans, Apple CarPlay will be available on the F60 MINI Countryman beginning with July 2017 production. This option (yup, it'll be an option) will only be available with MINI's new touchscreen navigation (OE 609). The standard 6.5" iDrive system in the Countryman will not be available with CarPlay.

The Future of MINI Connected is CarPlay & Android Auto

BMW recently unveiled it’s new BMW Connected app which in turn likely signals where MINI Connected is heading. What’s interesting about the functionality of the app is that it’s now less about...

MINI Connected & The XL Journey Mate In Detail

Introduction Known as being fun-to-drive while sporting an iconic style, MINI began to focus on the connected aspect of driving. While the original MINI Connected debuted to much acclaim, other automakers have...

MINI Connected Officially Relaunches on iTunes

The wait is over. MINI’s completely new Connected app has dropped on iTunes as a brand new app and as  a free update for current users. The new version of the app...

Life360 App Now Available for MINI Connected

Whenever MINI releases a new app for MINI Connected, even if we never heard of said app, excitement ensues. Early last week, MINI announced the availability of [Life360](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/life360-family-locator-messaging/id384830320?mt=8) for MINI Connected. From...