Originally Posted by ///Mperative
Strange. I got the lightning adapter and plugged it into the BMW Y-cable (w/ 30-pin plug) and the sound quality is great; same quality as my previous iPhone. Not sure why the OP is having issues. I do have the premium sound system. Maybe that has something to do with it??? Or maybe it has something to do with the iDrive changes since MY2008. Mine is MY2011 (no combox).
Got mine tonight and it works just like before when I had the y cable only. It's weird though cause my recently added playlist shows up on the idrive screen from a playlist that was created over two years ago and not the songs that were actually recently added. For refernce I plugged in my gf's iPhone 5 and her recently added playlist showed up correctly on the screen. Any idea why mine won't show the correct playlist? Also the correct songs do show up under all songs when I search for it through idrive