and each update requires dealer installation/activation so add that on to the cost. Essentially, if you are going to get the three updates, you might as well get connect plus because just the update software is $810...add in the dealer install/activate and you're now almost at the $1395 for connect plus. Alternatively, you can look at this as pre-paying for the updates and getting apple car play, google/real time traffic/etc for almost nothing.
I have no idea if any updates are free in the US if you don't have connect plus....heck, I'm not even sure that they are really included with no extra charge in connect plus given how porsche NA describes the software and the software bundle pricing for connect plus.
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