Summary: I like the item but had some initial problems with it functioning correctly. I would and have recommended this item to other but I also inform them of all of the pros and cons. I believe and informed decision help for a better response and increases the thought process to make a purchase.
They are working on the known iOS compatibility issue
24 September 2013
Summary: Important Note from Pioneer 9/18: Dear Valued Pioneer Customer, With the introduction of Apple’s new iOS7 mobile operating system, Pioneer has discovered an incompatibility when connecting an iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S to a first generation AppRadio SPH-DA01 or SPH-DA02. When connected to an iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S updated to iOS7, the AppRadio SPH-DA01 and SPH-DA02 will generate error messages when attempting to launch AppRadio Mode, Pandora, iPod playback, or Bluetooth...
Conclusion: The only reason I did not give this unit 5 stars was because of the lack of a disc drive. This unit is exceptionally tuned to work with iPhone 4 and newer generation apple products. If you rely mainly on digital media devices and have thrown all of your CD's in a box and put them next to the box of all your old cassette tapes, than you should have no problem falling in love with this unit.
Summary: Shipped ontime, no complaints, seller was great!! We love the radio, it appeared to have gliches at first but it seems to be working great now. The screen is slower then the iphone but was expected because its a pioneer that designed a way around apple product. Also we wish the clock showed on all screens, only on main screen. Also cool you can hook up ipod to cord and your iphone still works in your pocket through blue tooth automatically.
Summary: Such a clean look, great sound, good EQ, and, when paired with a good dock (like Pro Clip), slick install. Pros: Best looking and sounding head unit I have had in my car (2006 Passat). It really gets the most out of the sound system * Once you understand how to manipulate the UI, it's very easy to use.
Summary: Have wanted this unit for a while, but with the reviews I read about "bugs", "glitches" and lagging touch screen response time, I was hesitant to pay $400 for one. So when I found a used one for roughly $230, I went ahead and pulled the trigger. Shipping time was normal and arrived with no damage and in the original box. Install was fairly simple (2007 Mercury Mountaineer) and the unit was up and running within an hour.
Summary: I consider myself a gadget geek having owned several PC's, Macs, Phones, Stereo systems, etc... If something isn't up to par I won't hesitate to bash it. After installing and using AppRadio I have some mixed feelings on the device. Good: +BT sound quality is good +Screen quality is very good +iPod controls are easy to use +Sound quality is good. I have the head unit ran to two Pioneer amps and Polk Speakers.
A good start, but Pioneer has significant work to do
J. Reynolds "Jim R", Amazon
11 July 2011
Summary: Like most people, I was excited when this product was announced. I ordered it the day it became available. While overall I am satisfied because it's better than what I had in my car.....I'd be lying if I didn't say that I'm quite disappointed in Pioneer's execution on this product. Like others have said, the idea is GREAT! But the execution needs significant work, particularly the software interface. INSTALL / SETUP: Installation and setup was pretty much as expected.
Great UI, smooth clean look, could be better though.
29 June 2011
Summary: I personally love this radio. As you can tell by the other reviews it is not for everyone. I am the type of person who likes a smooth clean look and this radio is probably the smoothest looking cleanest UI of any Double-Din radio on the market. If you are expecting a ton of features and audio adjustments this is not for you. If you want an almost stock looking radio with some of the commonly used iPhone apps at you fingertips then you will like this.
Summary: I've only had it installed in my car for two days now, but it's already my new favorite toy in the car! Likes: - I can view my calendar and see my schedule for the day - My entire iPhone contact list is available with phone numbers, addresses, and even pictures. I can press on the address and Google Maps appears with directions, or I can press on the phone number and it will call them.