Porsche has been protecting the secret interior design of taycan ahead of the official launch of the production version, but now they have revealed its interior with the first official image. Porsche taycan is the first all-electric car from the German manufacturer and also would be the first one to have to feature a built-in Apple Music app.
This means you would be able to access music streaming service’s library of songs, curated playlists, and Beats 1 radio station, without the need to connect a smartphone. The company says it plans to offer three years of complimentary in-car data to customers, and will also provide up to six months of Apple Music free to new and existing Porsche owners.
Taycan is one of the most anticipated electric vehicles to hit the market in 2019, it based on the Porsche Mission E Concept unveiled in 2015. As we know that it always been possible to listen to Apple Music in compatible cars using CarPlay. But this will going to be the first time Apple’s music streaming service has been available as a native app on any car. Combined with the announcement that Apple is putting iTunes on Samsung TVs.
This step shows how apple is comfortable with putting its apps and services on non-Apple hardware. It will make its services available on a wide range of devices that would be important for the company as it shifts towards relying on service subscriptions for more of its revenue. The company claims you can control Apple music using its proprietary voice control system and you will be able to create a custom Apple Music station from any song you hear while listening to broadcast radio.
Apart from that Porsche plans to produce exclusive playlists which will only be available through Apple Music. You’ll be able to link your Taycan and Apple IDs to remove the need to enter a password or pair your phone. It is still unknown when Porsche plans to add Android Auto to its vehicles. There was a rumor that the car company was planning to offer it soon.
Recently, Porsche’s CEO told TechCrunch that over 80 percent of its car’s owners own an iPhone in the US, suggesting that Android support might not be much of a priority. Porsche appeared to have removed some of the screens in the instrument cluster, and it’s not clear if the infotainment screen extends to the passenger side like in the concept. A third main control touchscreen is expected to present at the center console.
Back in 2015, there were some reports that Porsche was unhappy with the amount of data that Google collects via Android Auto. Google has since denied collecting the amount of data. Porsche released the results of a Taycan endurance test at high speed for 3,425 km (2,128 miles) in 24 hours. It will officially be unveiled in September and go on sale before the end of the year.