We are heavily invested in Apple as well. My friend in invested in the android/samsung line. Now that these companies are moving to tablets, we should just be able to add carplay/google play as an app and then everyone is satisfied.My Volvo has all of those integrations but also has CarPlay. I find myself using CarPlay 99% of the time because it’s better.
Maybe Rivian has done what no other auto manufacturer has been able to do? I hope that’s true. But I’m not holding my breath.
Another issue is one of choice/freedom. I am invested heavily in the Apple ecosystem. I use an iPhone, Apple Watch, MacBook Pro, etc. My family uses Apple Music, too. Will Rivian‘s infotainment system have an Apple Music app? Porsche does... but most other manufacturers do not. Volvo wanted me to switch to Pandora (ugh) or Spotify (don’t like it). Thankfully, they support CarPlay so I use that and enjoy my Apple Music.
If Rivian tells us that Apple is too limiting, then they better give us everything AND MORE. Otherwise, it’s all lies.