And Ford continues to make all 2016 vehicle owners withASYNC 3 owners left without Apple CarPlay.
And Ford continues to make all 2016 vehicle owners withASYNC 3 owners left without Apple CarPlay strategically so folks would go into a dealership and buy the new 2017 models with CarPlay.
So it's cavalier of them to say:
"Ford is not taking the traditional approach of introducing CarPlay and Android Auto on a few piecemeal models or as an expensive option on luxury vehicles only."
Regarding their comment, all previous owners of Ford My Touch , incluiding myself , which was premium and cost more were very angered to find that the APPS function did not and woudl not work on the highend models of SYNC 2 and that SYNC 2 was not upgardeable in any way to receive that APP addition.
Fast forward to buyers of brand New 2016 this January who received SYNC 3 in their vehicles, like myself with the promise of Apple CarPlay only to be set aside yet once again to have Ford stingily and straegically let only 2017 models have Apple CarPlay. Both 2016 and 2017 use SYNC 3, there is no rocket science involved to endow 2016 users with Apple CarPlay and Ford once again shows omce again their apathy to loyal customers.
Kudos to the author for letting journalism, free speech and a place for real folks be heard about what I call a real indignity and travesty where Ford convenienly removed posts on tweets and other social media regarding other people's anguish about their apathy and misleading of customers.
( Their website once said 2016 users will have Apple CarPlay by Summer 2016. Summer's over and they removed that announcement monthsago ).