My order will on production in July for 2017 model and the dealer told me still NO Apple Carplay, I am in Canada....I wouldn't be surprised if that was the case since we're dealing with a big brand, criteria for what they require before rolling out a product or service will always have to be up to par where its offered elsewhere.
That being the case they might make it available for 2016.5 production or just from 2017 going forward.
With all the major auto shows coming up you'll more than likely find out about it then, maybe at the upcoming Paris show? If so, make your way out to the one closet to you.My order is pending until CarPlay is confirmed. Dealer told me it will ship in 2017 models..... but I'm going to wait until I see it reported elsewhere.
While they're adding carplay why don't they upgrade comand to HD too
"Apple CarPlay is available from December production to NGCC models, C / A207, C / x218, W166 and C292. For cars with telematics generation NTG 5 * 2 (W / S / C205, x253, W / V / X222) equipment becomes unavailable until they are switched to the next generation of telematics.Ok so in order to get CarPlay MB need to swap to the new telematics that they already have in GLA and GLE.
C class won't see that until facelift which I guess is due for 2018's model of GLC.
So it is not just software upgrade for the feature. So the decision most likely have to do with stock/forecast on telematics that needs to be used up.
For the one that knows Swedish or wish to translate then this is what the tech guy at MB Sweden wrote to me in a mail:
"Apple CarPlay är tillgänglig från och med december produktion till NGCC-modellerna, C/A207, C/X218, W166 samt C292. Till bilarna med telematikgeneration NTG 5*2 (W/S/C205, X253, W/V/X222) blir utrustningen inte tillgänglig förrän de har bytt till nästa telematikgeneration.
Häromdagen bestämde fabriken sig för att inte införa MirrorLink för Android mobiler. Istället planerar man att introducera Android Auto någon gång under 2016."
If you were promised it, can't you then seek legal advice and get compensation?What I have found out so far:
Sales and Workshop staff were told by Headoffice that the GLC would have Apple Carplay and that's why subsequently we as customers were promised Apple Carplay during purchasing of the car.
- The same staff were then told at a later date that the car could not support Apple CarPlay.