Obviously, many BMW owners who have already paid a premium for their vehicles weren't happy about it. BMW had previously defended the decision, claiming that the annual fee goes into ensuring the vehicles remain compatible with future hardware and iOS releases from Apple. The German auto maker chose to charge $300 to include the feature, which then turned into a $80-a-year subscription.
Yesterday, I wrote about how BMW was rumored to be getting rid of subscription fees in the UK.
UPDATE: Paultan.org has just confirmed that this will apply to BMW cars sold in Malaysia.
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Apple claims it doesn't charge vehicle manufacturers a fee to use CarPlay, but costs are incurred in integrating it with the car's screen. In addition, BMW says that wireless CarPlay is more complex than the usual cable connection and it brings a whole set of new challenges when it comes to support.
BMW has killed costly subscription fees for Apple CarPlay in Australia. As we noted in our initial coverage, the sorts of people who are going to buy a high-end BMW vehicle probably won't miss the extra $80 a year, but it was still viewed as a distasteful business tactic by the public. Other automakers likely factor the cost of CarPlay into their pricing.
In 2019 and newer cars with BMW's latest information and entertainment system, CarPlay's first year was free, followed by a recurring annual charge of $ 80 to continue the service.