It’s currently very early days for CarPlay. The technology currently appears on a small number of aftermarket car stereos and as an option in some brand-new cars. It’s an attempt by Apple to create a more appropriate in-car interface for iPhone apps, one that doesn’t have to rely on carmakers or the manufacturers of in-car technology. […] So is CarPlay worth it? Right now, I’d have to say no. I’m encouraged by the potential here, but it feels slow and seems buggy.
This feels like a glimpse at what would have happened had Apple not been in control of the hardware for the iPhone. When you can’t control everything with the user experience, it’s very difficult to create a smooth experience.