I'm interested as well. I hate running a lightning cable through the shifter area to the console where I put my phone. My wife's 2016 Mazda6 has the USB port in the armrest, and I added the Carplay retrofit kit to it a couple of months ago. This required removing all of the trim on the dash and center console, and it took about 15 minutes and required no tools. I assume the 3 is the same. The question is whether the center console piece from the Mazda6 would also fit the Mazda3. I would think that Mazda would make them the same dimensions and part numbers to keep production costs low, but I'm not sure. The other question is whether there is a blanking plate that can be used to fill in the hole under the HVAC controls where you would take out the old USB plate.