Pioneer Electronics has posted firmware updates for their AppRadio line of products. Both, AppRadio (SPH-DA02) and AppRadio 2 (SPH-DA100) have received these updates which can be downloaded from Pioneer's website. Updates have to be performed the same way as before. Read on for more details.
New firmware version: v4.16
What's new: The latest firmware update has added one major Settings option to the first generation AppRadio, the App Launch Assist feature. This function, when turned OFF, will not pop up the AppRadio app launch notification message on the AppRadio when the iPhone is first connected. The AppRadio app has to be launched from the iPhone itself. When this function is turned ON, a notification message is displayed on the AppRadio but the app launches by itself on the iPhone (iPhone screen needs to be unlocked). Does this sound a little confusing? It does to me. Can anyone let us know in the comments below if this function has improved the AppRadio experience?
The update file has to be downloaded on to a microSD card which is used to update the firmware (as before). Read the complete details from Pioneer's website by clicking here.
AppRadio 2 (SPH-DA100)
New firmware version: v8.17
What's new: Increased accuracy during touch panel use, improved recognition of devices connected with an MHL adapter, faster response when utilizing REAR VIEW mode.
There is no mention of an App Launch Assist feature like the one in AppRadio (SPH-DA02). Nothing else seems to have changed. Read the complete details from Pioneer's website by clicking here.