Apple iOS 7.1, With CarPlay, Now Available for Download
CarPhone, software that puts an iPhone's controls into select cars' in-dash displays, is the major perk in Apple's latest iPhone software update.
Apple has released an iOS 7.1 update for iPhones.
The software, said Apple, is "packed with interface refinements, bug fixes, improvements" and other new features. But the primary reason for the update is the CarPlay, software that was introduced at the Geneva International Motor Show March 3 and is compatible with in-car software now in the newest vehicles available from Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo.
With CarPlay, a user connects her iPhone to her car and the phone's capabilities—or, safer, more driving-friendly versions of them—become available through the car's in-dash display.
Users can interact with CarPhone via voice instructions,...
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