WTF.No, I called the dealer on Thursday to "double check" and make sure they had the software because I was concerned it still does not exist, not having seen anyone on this forum mention having received it. The dealer service person checked, and said, we don't have it. So, it was a false report of Apple CarPlay. The ball is back in Alfa's court - they have mangled it so badly.
No one's been able to give me an answer to this yet. Alfa support can't tell me if I'm going to have to pay money to add CarPlay later.The window stickers are extremely confusing in this regard. The standard Ti sticker says that the car is "Prewired for ACP/AA" however there are some Ti stickers that break out ACP/AA as a $100 option on the sticker. So now the question becomes, if the sticker says it's prewired, does the car have it if the $100 option (on each btw) is not listed? And if it was installed in the port, is it listed on the sticker? Did you just save $200 because the factory didn't load it? Makes very little sense to me.
There is a thread that touches on this.No one's been able to give me an answer to this yet. Alfa support can't tell me if I'm going to have to pay money to add CarPlay later.
Complicating matters, when I placed my order, the order sheet still listed CarPlay as *included* on all Giulia models, not a paid option.
It's already shipping and enabled in 2018 Giulias that are being received now.Since Chrysler, Maserati and Ferrari have all have CarPlay already, I think the issue for Alfa is trying to get the useability on a non-touchscreen to an acceptable level. They must not be happy with the interface, which could be the holdup. That’d be my guess.