BMW will turn Apple CarPlay into a subscription service beginning
with its 2019-model-year vehicles.
The German automaker currently charges a one-time $300 to add
Apple CarPlay capability to navigation-equipped BMW models. Going
forward, though, navigation-equipped BMWs will come with CarPlay
at no charge for one year. Following that first year, customers
will need to pay an annual fee of $80 to maintain the relationship
between their Apple device and their BMW’s infotainment system.
That is some serious next-level bullshit right there.