Finally got it all buttoned up and working from the continuation of this thread: Alpine Carplay ilx-007 is available there also have been some reviews already showing up on the web: Hands-On With Alpine's iLX-007 In-Dash CarPlay Entertainment System - Mac Rumors Alpine CarPlay Car Stereo Revealed iLX-007 - Car Stereo Reviews s Overall I would give it a 8/10. I really like it but wish there was a bit more and that the roadster wasn't so loud to use Siri easier. Pros: 1. Integrates well with the iPhone (obviously) 2. Maps is great and navigating and seeing the display is first rate! Telling siri where you want to go instead of typing is FAST! 3. iTunes is also perfect! Just like navigating on the phone, you can pick and choose songs, genres, iTunes radio, etc. You can also add songs on the iTunes radio to your wishlist. 4. Siri with iTunes is even better. Sometimes I want to listen to a song, but it's too hard to find it in my library while driving. No problem, just ask Siri to play the song and bam! Playing 5. Text msg and email work pretty well too! I have Siri read them and have replied even while driving (though I am typically shouting at speeds >50mph) 6. The physical Siri button on the unit is SUPER helpful 7. The sound is pretty impressive! Much better than the stock unit. This surprised me as I was only looking for a functionality upgrade. Cons: 1. the maps app doesn't use pinch to zoom...you don't need it 90% of the time but still... 2. the button to get out the Carplay software into the Alpine is a bit annoying, as it's only used to get to the radio or change settings. Would rather that have been the apple "home" button 3. the phone asked you to unlock it each time you connect....becomes kinda annoying 4. Wish the screen was a bit more high res and contrasty... 5. There isn't much lag that I can tell, but sometimes, I hit an button and it takes a while to recognize. 6. The virtual buttons to change the volume is super small, with the install and front fascia on the roadster, it makes it hard to change, but the auto volume works well that I found that I didn't need to play with it much. All and all, I really like the upgrade. I was just using the stock system to stream via bluetooth anyways and never used the built in Nav and got rid of Sirus/XM long ago for it to easily finds songs, play emails and text and a nice working updating nav has been great! Well worth the upgrade!