BMW Charges $80/Year Subscription Fee for Apple CarPlay Support

BMW Charges $80/Year Subscription Fee for Apple CarPlay Support

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BMW is listing subscription fees for adding Apple CarPlay support to its new vehicles, reports Car and Driver.

The German automaker previously charged a one time $300 fee to add Apple CarPlay to a vehicle but last year announced plans to take the fee one step further.

Going forward, though, navigation-equipped BMWs will come with CarPlay at no charge for one year. Following that first year, customers will need to pay an annual fee of $80 to maintain the relationship between their Apple device and their BMW’s infotainment system.

BMW USA's ConnectedDrive site also lists a 240 month subscription for $300. Most customers will see these fees as ridiculous but it's unclear if their purchasing decision will be swayed.

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BMW Charges $80/Year Subscription Fee for Apple CarPlay Support

PaulieP - July 24, 2019 at 4:55am
BMWs are for pricks and pricks can afford the extra charge. I hope Mercedes does the same and takes the money of all the saps and pricks that buy BMW and Mercedes. Hahahahaha
slybacon08 - July 24, 2019 at 4:36am
My Chevy has free CarPlay for life! I mean, once the software is installed, it’s installed.
waheb09 - July 24, 2019 at 12:51am
I think apple should step in and end this ridiculous fee, f* them if I had a BMW I’ll buy an after market head unite with CarPlay enabled or better yet I’ll get it unlocked by those offering unlock services, Russian people.
hamood_d10 - July 24, 2019 at 12:05am
All these companies become greedy, One of the reason I hate BMW and Mercedes