iOS 8.3 beta includes wireless CarPlay support

Darrell Etherington, TechCrunch:

Apple released iOS 8.3 as a beta for developers today, which is unusual because iOS 8.2 is only on Beta 5 and not yet available to consumers. The new beta offers a single notable feature as of this writing: Wireless CarPlay support, provided to TechCrunch by a source familiar with the beta and pictured in the screenshot above.

CarPlay so far works only via wired connection, but a wireless version (likely using Bluetooth or perhaps ad-hoc Wi-Fi, depending on whether it needs to beam only data or video assets, too) has been discussed since the feature’s launch, and was previously reported by automakers using CarPlay and Apple representatives as in the works for a future update.