Pioneer’s AppRadio, which claims to be the first aftermarket car radio to make the iPhone its main source, just went on sale at Best Buy, Crutchfield and Amazon for a lower than expected $399.
Most other retailers should get the radio in July.
The AppRadio was first unveiled last month with a tentative price of “under $500.” It is the first aftermarket radio with a capacitive, multi-touch screen, similar to those on smartphones, finally bringing the car radio into the modern age.
Pioneer also added new apps to those already announced. Photos from the phone, as well as Contacts and Calendar appointments can now be viewed on the car radio, when the car is parked. You can also access contacts for hands free calling and navigating.
The radio also works with Pandora, Traffic, Rdio, INRIX and MotionX-GPS Drive, as well as Google Maps and iPod music from an iPhone 4 or iPod Touch 4, while the car is in motion.
The AppRadio has a 6.1 inch screen, built in Bluetooth, and AM/FM radio, but no CD player. See more information here.
Source: Pioneer Electronics