Pioneer App Radio Now $399 at Best Buy

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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.

Pioneer AppRadio now available at Best Buy at $399
Pioneer's Larry Rougas and Pandora's Jessica Steel with Pioneer's AppRadio

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

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7 Comments

  1. @KingOfAllReps I have not had experiene with the AppRadio but I currently have the Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD. I am able to send ANY audio from the iPhone to the radio. If you have your phone jailbroken you can actually start up any app (Tune In Radio let’s say) and once the audio starts, background that app, and then bring up another app. Also, if you use the TV OUT app in Cydia you can get the video from your iPhone to the head unit in all apps as well.

    I am looking very seriously at the AppRadio, but the only advantage (albeit a big one) is that I can control my iPhone on the AppRadio screen. I am curious how the radio handles vertical positioning (portrait) of the iPhone on the obviously landscape orientated head unit screen?

  2. For the prev. poster. Best Buy, Amazon, and crotchfield, cannot do the dash kit buildind you can. Focus on how to put the I-phone and array of tablets in the dash. Select distribution is here to stay, and is a loosing fight, fight a battle you can win, and that battle is providing products and services that the internet and Best Buy can’t or don’t offer. If I were you, I would pick the top 20 most popular cars in your area, and find out how to modify/ make from scratch kits/wiring to put smart phones or tabs in the dash, then replicate them and sell those products to your customers, and to other shops for a profit. Do it now and establish YOUR shop as the dominate intergration master of your area…or keep complainging about what we all have been complaining about since the early 90’s.
    +1

  3. I’m sure Best Buy made a deal to get first crack at the model. They will get all the “low hanging fruit” for the first month, BUT they will also be the guinea pigs for any bugs this new model might have. There is likely to be some issues and Pioneer will respond with a SD card update like they did a few years ago with the AVIC series. Be glad you are missing round one of this new model. Let them deal with the initial headaches.

  4. Hi Tony sorriteli Iam not sure if we live in the same country but please if we do let me know. Because 90% of my customers that comes to my shop and the shops around my area according to their respective owners they ask for the cheapest radio,cheapest amp,cheapest this and cheapest that not for services. We’re sick of this but we no choice but to roll with the market and the iPod generation not the 80s generation that used to be hard core audio fans. So please stop watching westcoast custom because not everybody can afford to run a Mega shop with that magnitude.

  5. For the prev. poster. Best Buy, Amazon, and crotchfield, cannot do the dash kit buildind you can. Focus on how to put the I-phone and array of tablets in the dash. Select distribution is here to stay, and is a loosing fight, fight a battle you can win, and that battle is providing products and services that the internet and Best Buy can’t or don’t offer. If I were you, I would pick the top 20 most popular cars in your area, and find out how to modify/ make from scratch kits/wiring to put smart phones or tabs in the dash, then replicate them and sell those products to your customers, and to other shops for a profit. Do it now and establish YOUR shop as the dominate intergration master of your area…or keep complainging about what we all have been complaining about since the early 90’s.

  6. great. my distributor isn’t getting the radios until late, mid july. by then most people have bought. what about this unfair trade practice of withholding product from select retail channels. there are many ways to damage a business channel. punitive, if you ask me.

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