Interesting. Why auto manufacturers make the decisions they make is beyond me. I look at those minor things as unimportant, though. I buy cars to go down the road economically and comfortably. How my car interfaces with a cell phone is not a real concern for me, although I do like it that they do interface with the phone. Our 2020 LX came with a USB cable that plugs into my wife's iPhone. It works great. The rest is just details for me.Before I got my KIA I had just put a Kenwood unit in my Honda. After having had rented several cars with apple car play that connected instantly unwired. It was great! There is this little sort of micro wifi. So the tech is there - KIA just chose not to ise it.