Ever since WWDC 2022, there is a new way to test CarPlay-enabled apps with your iPhone and Apple's CarPlay Simulator.
The CarPlay Simulator can run a CarPlay-enabled app in a window that simulates the in-car display experience, almost as if you are running it inside a car's CarPlay system or an aftermarket module.
The CarPlay Simulator comes as a part of the Additional Tools for Xcode package and can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Website. Inside the package, there is a Hardware folder in which you can find the CarPlay Simulator.app that you may put in your Applications folder.
Once installed, open the app to start testing CarPlay-enabled apps with your iPhone. Connect your iPhone to your Mac with a USB cable and the CarPlay Simulator will present the CarPlay experience.
Now, let's dive into the CarPlay Simulator features.
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