Enjoy your favorite music as you drive using this Alpine ILX-007 in-dash deck that connects your Apple iPod or iPhone® for accessing GPS, AM/FM radio, Siri and more. The touch-screen display ensures easy navigation for a distraction-free ride.
Geek Squad® installation is strongly recommended for this product. Please visit your local Best Buy store for details.
18W RMS x 4 channels
Ensures powerful sound.
Integrates your compatible iPhone® seamlessly into your car stereo to put content at your fingertips, while creating a safe driving experience with Siri Eyes Free. Access your music library, messages and more.
For listening to your music.
So you can connect a back-up camera to help assist you in parking.
Three 2V preamp outputs
Enable simple correction to additional equipment (not included).
7" touch-screen display
For easy navigation.
AM/FM tuner with 18 presets (6 AM, 12 FM)
Lets you quickly find your favorite station.
Double DIN mounting style
Promotes simple installation.
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Great carplay system, but not much conenectivity
Posted by: macuseri686 from: on
If you only have an iPhone and want to use carplay, this is a great system. However it does NOT have bluetooth or HD radio support.
Unlike most other double din units which are 6 inches in depth this mechless unit specs in at only 3 inches deep which gives you a LOT of extra room to work with when installing.
Overall great product and build quality, however a bit pricey for not much connectivity
37 out of 38 found this review helpful.
For CarPlay and CarPlay only, your best option.
Posted by: ErikH from: on
There's a few things a person should know about this stereo before purchasing it. One, if you don't have an iPhone, you are basically buying a very expensive AM/FM radio. For those with an iPhone, though, this stereo offers the simplest utilization of CarPlay over any other option. You plug in your iPhone and CarPlay opens. No sub-menus to work through. It's just there. You also have an AUX option that works with video (if your car is in park) that you can add a DVD player, CD player, XM radio or HD radio to.
Second, a number of other reviews have pointed out that there is no bluetooth. That's technically correct, but there is a chance of that changing in the near future. The reason why there is no bluetooth currently is because CarPlay has no wireless option. But with iOS 9 launching in the fall, that will be added, and the iLX-007 is prepared to take advantage of it, with a chip included within that is either wifi or wifi/bluetooth hybrid. Either way, Alpine is apparently prepared to release a firmware update and/or bluetooth dongle to make the iLX-007 wireless in the fall. Pioneer is telling customers that their stereos will not be wireless compatible, so that's a big plus for Alpine if it comes to pass.
Overall, though, I enjoy my iLX-007 and don't regret purchasing it. It's very minimalist, has a 7" capacitive screen and a physical Siri button. I was also able to hook a backup camera to it and steering wheel controls work with it (with an adapter). If you're looking for the same things I was in a double din stereo (namely, CarPlay), this is the one to get. It's a great unit that may get even greater in the near future.
12 out of 12 found this review helpful.
Could benefit from some tweaking
Posted by: Sandrar from: on
This is not a Bluetooth device so your phone has to be manually connected/disconnected each time you enter/ leave your car. Perhaps this helps with better sound quality. Also I cannot choose a previous track when pressing the rewind button. It only allows me to rewind the song that I am currently playing. When I return to my car and was playing a podcast, the Alpine unit does not recognize where I left off unless I speak the command to "resume podcast". Also the speaker does not work well as installed by bestbuy (adjacent to the rear view mirror ) when driving in my car at speeds greater than 40 mph because it picks up background noise. Disappointed by this unit. Would wait for 2nd or 3rd generation.
9 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Don't like Apple Maps, Spotify CarPlay is bug city
Posted by: SDL from: Irvine, CA on
I replaced my Pioneer AppRadio 2 with the Alpine iLX-007. The AppRadio was the worst, full of bugs; new app releases were like rolling the dice.
I was excited about CarPlay and I'm depending on Apple to handle software where Pioneer was inept. So the unit works great and is responsive. But there are two big problems:
1# Spotify doesn't work 3/4 of the time. I asked Alpine Tech Support #much more responsive and nicer than Pioneer's# if they had a procedure to bring back Spotify to life, they did not. They said that this is an Apple problem and they must fix it.
2) The CarPlay version of Apple Maps has two problems. First, you cannot use the touch screen to move or size the map like you do on the iPhone. Instead you have to bounce around with buttons for zooming and moving. Really stupid!
Also traffic doesn't seem to work in CarPlay. Even on the iPhone, traffic is terrible and doesn't show as black, red, yellow or green like in all other map apps like Google Maps. Please Apple, its not that hard to know what people like! It would seem that the 34 Car Manufacturers listed on Apple's CarPlay site would expect stuff to be a lot better. Too bad Alpine gets beat up for Apple's ineptness.
Things Alpine #non CarPlay) needs to improve:
1) No way to turn off the AM/FM Radio
2) The Graphic EQ screen can only be accessed from the iPhone's screen, not the Car Unit. Really?
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Great extension for iphone
Posted by: Datahamo from: on
Waited for six months while I did some research on this device. I know no Bluetooth on this device is a game changer (negatively) for some, but I have not been a great fan of Bluetooth. And as I can charge my iPhone with it, I actually prefer this non Bluetooth version.
Heard Bluetooth is coming.
Used it for over a week and it is better than I'd hoped for. using Siri has been very useful. There is still some things "she" gets confused about, but overall makes "hands free" driving very possible.
I would recommend steering wheel controls if possible, as that makes hands free more realistic.
Overall, I am very pleased with my purchase.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Great add-on for every car
Posted by: Marc from: on
I drive a 2008 Porsche Cayman which has no option of connecting an iPhone to play music etc. which was the reason for looking in a lot of different options for my car and decided to go with the Alpine - 7" - Apple iPod -Ready - In-Dash Deck - Black.
I love how Apple Car Play works in general. It feels like using your iPhone directly in your car. The hands free talking works great and the microphone is providing good sound to the person on the other end of the line.
There are a few things I want to mention that are useful to know before purchasing this system. It will only connect your phone via usb-lightning cable. There is no bluetooth option available for your iphone which I would prefer. I would also like Apple Car Play to come out with an update that integrates Apple Music and the availability to search for songs and play them.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
THE choice if you are using Apple Music
Posted by: Louahvull from: Louisville, KY on
This unit is total integration of your iPhone 5 or 6 and your car stereo. Here is what I love about this simple radio. 1. In the brightest sunlight and wearing polarized sunglasses you can see it clearly! 2. You may listen seamlessly to Apple Music, Apple Radio (e.g., Beats 1) or your music from the Cloud or on your phone. 3. Siri integration! The simple touch of the button brings up the double chime. You can ask anything...directions to the nearest gas station, start playing music from the Carpenters, etc. 4. Integration with Apple Maps so that you can easily navigate with audio directions. Without your phone, this unit is only an AM and FM radio. If you happen to have XM or Sirius on your phone, or for that matter Spotify or Pandora, this will play through the unit. Oh...and your phone charges through the lightening connector while you drive. No Bluetooth (although this may come soon) but honestly music sounds and streams better over the tethered lightning connector. This unit is superb and I cannot compliment Best Buy technicians enough on how they install this unit in your vehicle and integrate it seamlessly into its interior. Love at first sight and first listening...and now the love is deepening!
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Great Apple CarPlay Radio
Posted by: LonghornFan from: on
I've been an Apple user for 15 years. I've enjoyed all of their products and services. I chose this radio over the Pioneer CarPlay radios because Alpine's implementation of CarPlay was the purest and simplest. After having this radio for a few weeks, I can say there are 2 downsides. 1) there is no CD player (not a big issue for me), and 2) I miss the tactile feel of a volume button. Alpine uses a touch-screen like button for volume which forces you to look at the display to change the volume (my car lacks steering wheel controls). I love the Siri button! It makes everything so simple.
One of the main reasons I bought this stereo is the city of Austin, Texas implemented new laws which makes it illegal to hold your cell phone and to drive. The Siri integration allows me to make calls and send texts without touching my phone.
For those of you who have noticed this radios lack of Bluetooth or Wifi, just wait. There are a few a secrets which will be unlocked during a future firmware update, perhaps this summer. This should help justify its relatively high price. So far I am enjoying trying out all of the CarPlay compatible apps on my iPhone. - Please note the associated photo is not mine, it was taken from a Reddit post
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Kayy from: on
I love how it connects to my iPhone! Reads my messages and allows me to respond with my voice. Only downfall is no bluetooth compatibility, but at least it charges my iPhone while connected.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Perfect for Apple Fanboy
Posted by: AlcRubicon from: on
I had bestbuy install this unit in my Jeep Wrangler, I was tired of trying to get a clean signal out of the factory head unit for my aftermarket amps so I figured I would just go ahead with the Alpine. My first impression was wow this think looks sharp, you would think it was made by Apple at first glance, even the box looks like an Apple product. At first I thought the Kenwood had better touch screen response but the Alpine worked great after a few minutes of getting use to the touch screen. The sound quality is really good and the unit has a ton of pre sets and adjustments for EQ. My only complaint is there is no Pandora App, Pandora still plays but the controls are lack lustered with no apps to support it but I am very please with this Alpine overall.