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Alpine Electronics Now Shipping 9-Inch Apple CarPlay System for Jeep Wrangler

The i109-WRA features the largest Apple CarPlay screen in the aftermarket

Torrance, Calif. (May 12, 2016) – Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. is now shipping the i109-WRA 9-inch Apple CarPlay touch screen system for 2011-up Jeep Wranglers. The product features the largest touch screen system in the aftermarket for Apple CarPlay.

“The i109-WRA is our first Restyle Dash System compatible with Apple CarPlay,” said Steve Crawford, vice president and General Manager, aftermarket business unit, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. “We are excited to deliver the popular Apple CarPlay platform to Jeep Wrangler owners through our unique 9-inch screen system.”

Apple CarPlay
Apple CarPlay is the smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car. You can make and receive calls, access text messages, play music and get directions optimized for traffic conditions, all in a way that allows you to stay focused on the road. Apple CarPlay features Siri voice control in addition to working with touch screen controls. Corresponding audio, driving directions, and phone calls are played through the vehicle’s speaker system. With Apple Maps, Apple CarPlay can predict where the user most likely wants to go by using destinations from recent e-mails, text messages, contacts, and calendar entries. Users may also set destinations through a simple, conversational command to Siri (ex: “Take me to Joe’s house”). Apple CarPlay uses a Lightning connector and is compatible with iPhone 5 and later, and iOS 7.1 and higher.

i109-WRA Apple CarPlay System for Jeep Wrangler
The i109-WRA is Alpine’s first model to offer Apple CarPlay compatibility in the 9-inch screen size. It brings Apple CarPlay and a 9-inch screen to the Jeep Wrangler, both of which are not available as factory options. The i109-WRA is compatible with the 2011-up Jeep Wrangler and has a WVGA screen with 800x400 display resolution.

The i109-WRA comes with a dash bezel that replaces the entire Jeep Wrangler OEM radio area, creating a factory-like fit and finish surrounding the 9-inch screen. Dedicated hard keys on the bezel provide direct access to the phone, music and maps through Apple CarPlay. These features can also be accessed through Siri voice control. A vehicle specific wiring harness is included for plug and play installation. In addition to Apple CarPlay, the i109-WRA has an AM/FM tuner with RBDS (Radio Broadcast Data system) program display and one aux AV input source. Three (2V) preouts allow for additional amplifiers to be installed.

Additional Features
The i109-WRA retains select factory features like steering wheel control through the supplied iDatalink Maestro module. An optional rear view camera system can be added to the i109-WRA using the dedicated camera input (camera systems sold separately). The i109-WRA is compatible with the Alpine TuneIt® App, a free smartphone app that provides customized sound tuning. Users can easily adjust a wide range of sound settings including time correction, parametric EQ, crossover frequency, preset EQ modes and more. The settings are made through the app and uploaded to the i109-WRA for immediate sound customization.

The i109-WRA is available now for $2,500 SRI. Visit for a store locator.  

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