2018 Toyota 4Runner Upgraded with a 12.9-Inch iPad Pro Looks Like New-Gen Magic

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While CarPlay is for many a system that comes in very handy when getting behind the wheel, others aren’t necessarily so big fans for one very simple reason: the limited number of apps they can install and use in the car.
While Apple has promised to further expand the app portfolio on CarPlay with new categories, it goes without saying you can’t even compare the number of items published in the App Store with the ones that can be used behind the wheel.

And this is something that makes perfect sense, as the apps you can use on CarPlay are specifically optimized for drivers and aren’t supposed to increase the level of distraction.

If a car comes without CarPlay, getting it is quite easy, as all it takes is a head unit upgrade that typically costs anywhere from a couple of hundred dollars to over $1,000, depending on the stereo you choose.

But on the other hand, those who want the full package can very well go for a full iPad that can be integrated into their dash, thus also addressing the limited app ecosystem we talked about earlier.

This is the case of this 2018 Toyota 4Runner owner who reached out to YouTuber Soundman Car Audio to build a custom dash that would integrate a larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Needless to say, this screen is gigantic and looks absolutely magical behind the wheel, especially because we all know the quality of iPad displays is top-notch.

The custom dash obviously boasts a super-premium look, and it has been specifically designed to provide access to a third-party head unit installed in the car but also to the climate controls on the Toyota.

The dash comes with an integrated USB-C connector to charge the iPad while connected, and the tablet can simply slide out of place when the owner wants to take it home.

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About the author: Bogdan Popa
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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