Yesterday morning, we announced that Apple has released sending apps to its newest operating systems. Among them is, of course, the iOS 12 and its extended support for apps on CarPlay – including navigation systems.
As we put in that post, from then on it depends on Google to update both the Maps how much Waze with CarPlay support. If they had been nimble in that, we could see a Waze update coming to the App Store with support for CarPlay next Monday (9/17); but, unfortunately, this * will not * happen.
THE 9to5Mac recently reported that Google has only just opened Waze’s private beta tests for CarPlay, which means it should still take at least a few weeks for it to be ready. And responses from Waze to Twitter users corroborate this:
More info will roll out in the coming weeks! Thank you for your patience.
– waze (@waze) September 13, 2018
Shawn Somerville: Very disappointed by the way @waze has dealt with the whole issue of iOS 12 and CarPlay. Can you support iOS 12 or should I go back to Apple Maps or Google Maps?
Waze: More information will be available in the coming weeks! We appreciate your patience.
Developers have been able to work on updates for news like this since the first beta of iOS 12, released during the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2018 in June. As Waze already works on Android Auto, it is natural to imagine that much of the work to get it to CarPlay was already ready.
So, it is sad to see that Google has not adequately prepared itself for the wave of app updates that will come out next Monday. It is our hope that, even if it does not arrive with the launch of iOS 12, this Waze update does not take long to land. And one from Google Maps too, please.
Update Sep 14, 2018 at 17:20
Those who asked, fortunately the Google Maps comes right behind Waze too. He entered beta today with support for CarPlay and, for some screenshots released, the thing is already very “round”.
For now, there is no announced date for the release of these updates from Waze and Google Maps with support for CarPlay.