JBL’s $399 CarPlay Radio Gets Update

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JBL said it will revise its Legend CP 100 $399 CarPlay/Android Auto deck, which has been delayed since February and it will ship the updated version in January 2017.

JBL (Harman) will update the CP 100’s software to the “latest Apple CarPlay software, allowing it to integrate with future Apple features,” said the company.  The software upgrade, it believes, will streamline Apple certification, said a spokesman.

The current CP 100 has already received certification by Google for Android Auto but it has been stalled in the Apple certification process for months.

The new Legend CP 100 will remain at the same bargain price, making it the least expensive radio announced to include both CarPlay and Android Auto.

The CD-less (mechless) radio has a 6.75-inch touch capacitive screen, AM/FM tuner with station and song ID and Bluetooth 3.0 (HFP, AVRCP) for audio streaming. As of last January, it included what JBL called a leading edge iMX6 processor with one of the best response times on the market.

The CP 100 is steering wheel interface ready and has a rear camera input.   There’s a push to talk button for Siri and Google Voice and a rear USB input.

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Source: CEoutlook

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