Porsche iCar - Apple iPad Installed in 2014 Porsche Boxster 981

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iPad mini Retina installed over the factory PCM system. Would be great if Porsche would offer this option from the factory because it's brilliant and offers 100X the functionality of the OEM system.

Roughly 75 man hours of work to complete this. 25 of which alone were modifying the bezel. Sound Innovations of Union City, CA did all of the bezel customization. Their work is top notch! Call Ernie at (510) 471-9062!

iPad turns on when the car's ignition is turned on and the volume is controlled by the factory volume knob (as seen in the video).

The factory PCM system is still in the car behind the iPad. Simply removed the LCD display from the PCM, installed an iPad mini Retina over it, and then wired the iPad mini via the Lightning out port into switched power (turns on when the car's ignition is turned on) and into the car's audio. Since audio is via the iPad's Lightning port it's line-out audio and of much higher quality than if it were through the headphone jack. Sounds fantastic!

Best of all, you lose zero functionality. The 2014 Porsche Boxster has a 4" multifunction TFT display next to tachometer, which allows you to still control all of the car's functions that were also controllable via the OEM 7" display which was replaced with the iPad mini.