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JVC has added even more smartphone integration to its products. The new lineup of AV receivers have AppLink to connect and access iOS apps such as Pandora, MOG, MotionX-GPS, WebReader, Cobra iRadar and DriveMate collision reporting. With a JVC multimedia unit, the car dashboard essentially becomes a touch-sensitive phone screen that can be customized with preferred feature sets. The AV50, AV60 and AV60BT with Bluetooth A/V receivers are available with 6.1-inch touchscreens, and the AV70BT with a 7-inch touchscreen.
The new receiver lineup forgoes the CD player to hit a price range of $89 to $178. Of these units, the X40 is compatible with iOS, while the X50BT and the X80BT are compatible with BlackBerry and feature the JVC gesture control app for Android.