Apple just held its big Spring Forward press conference where the brand announced its latest product upgrades and showed off the new Apple Watch. For a moment during the presentation, company CEO Tim Cook also provided an update on CarPlay, the tech giant's automotive infotainment operating system.

According to Cook, more that 40 new models shipping by the end of the year will offer CarPlay functionality – without specifying the precise vehicles. Also, every major automaker has committed to delivering the tech, according to CNET, plus aftermarket receivers from Pioneer and Alpine.

Apple first announced CarPlay last March as a next-gen foray to get its operating system into the automobile. The solution promised to let users put a simplified version of their iPhone home screen onto a vehicle's infotainment screen. Volvo already showed off the tech in action on the latest XC90, and upcoming hardware from Hyundai and Volkswagen has been advertised to offer the functionality, too.

We look forward to seeing Apple CarPlay in the real world, and it sounds like we don't have much longer to wait.

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