Originally Posted by THE TECH
Not sure if you can load to the hdd via the armrest. Normally that is only done via the one in the glove compartment. As far as your phone not working, it could be the cable. Many have said that only the actual apple one works correctly.
All that you wrote do not apply to the OP's 2008
M3. That's for 2009-on.
-2015 F30 320i, Imperial/Oyster, 8AT: August 2014 ED
-2012 E92 M3 Jerez Black/Rust Brown, M-DCT: Gone
-2008 E90 M3 Melbourne Red/Bamboo, 6MT: Gone
-2007 MK5 GTI United Grey/Grey, DSG: Gone
-2004 E46 M3 Carbon Black/Cinnamon, 6MT: Gone