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      09-14-2012, 04:55 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by atariboy View Post
To be honest the media cradle is pretty useless and only good for video playback and the iPod Gui that you get through the plug-in option through IDrive.

All that I am really interested in is making sure that I still have cover art, Facebook and twitter and ensuring that I can control playback and music selection through the idrive system. What I was trying to work out is if I plug the lightning usb cable into the USB port and into an iPhone 5 will still give me that functionality.

It looks as if you are saying yes

Originally Posted by Technic View Post
Use the Lighting USB cable included with the iPhone 5 in the OEM USB port and you will be fine until the proper Media Cradle is available.
Apple stated that the Lightning USB cable will perform all the main features that the old 30-pin USB cable currently performs.