BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > General BMW News and Cars Discussion
 
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      10-11-2013, 08:27 PM   #45
pittx52011
Second Lieutenant
4
Rep
220
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 X5, 2013 550xi
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Southeast

iTrader: (0)

BMW Connected app is not even available for US android market. I have it on my Samsung galaxy S4, it does not work, it works seamlessly with my I phone 4S
Appreciate 0
      10-11-2013, 09:57 PM   #46
noushy
///M Fan
United_States
7
Rep
357
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 BMW M6 Coupe
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Detroit, Mi

iTrader: (0)

Tried to order one two weeks ago and BMW USA has set a release date for mid November. It is available in the UK but their stores wont sell to us
__________________
2013 BMW Alpina B7x SWB Alpina Blue
2013 BMW M6 Coupe Brilliant White Met. Akrapovic Evo full titanium, AMS Alpha DPs, Gruppe M intake, HRE S101s 20s, full BMW M perf parts, comp springs sway bars, awaiting Dinan, 630hp 570lb/ft
Appreciate 0
      10-12-2013, 06:21 AM   #47
glennQNYC
Captain
glennQNYC's Avatar
United_States
21
Rep
828
Posts

 
Drives: M Sport 335i
Join Date: May 2013
Location: North Jersey

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2014 335i  [4.83]
Continued BS claims of an iPhone having a "direct connection to the roof mounted antenna" when using the adaptor makes me wonder what other false information BMW is passing on to us.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      10-12-2013, 07:28 AM   #48
Pauldramos
Pauldramos's Avatar
United_States
9
Rep
427
Posts

 
Drives: Dinan '11 M3
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Solvang, CA

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by lawgone
Quote:
Originally Posted by mntbiker
LOL $250 !
They could sell a ton of these at $50 or so but any more than that and it becomes silly unless you're made of money or are in love with the increased functionality or aesthetics. Especially when you consider the limited use you get out of it since BMW takes so long to come out with these. The iPhone 6 is likely coming out next summer/fall and won't fit these. In other words, if you rush out and get this installed right away, you can pay $250 for maybe 10 months use. Thanks but no thanks.
I concur.
Appreciate 0
      10-12-2013, 08:29 AM   #49
BimmaDrew
Private
United_States
0
Rep
62
Posts

 
Drives: '01 325 Ci
Join Date: May 2008
Location: St. Louis area

iTrader: (0)

This is total useless crap that I bet dealers will gladly add on to help pad their sales prices.

BT and a USB car charger will do all that I need (for my Android)...and I won't have to take my phone out of its case each time I want to do this!
Appreciate 0
      10-12-2013, 10:20 AM   #50
maem2501
Enlisted Member
maem2501's Avatar
United_States
0
Rep
46
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 Alpine White M5
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Miami, FL

iTrader: (0)

Just got mine
Attached Images
 
__________________
2013 F10 Alpine White
2013 LS460L
2011 Audi Q7
Appreciate 0
      10-12-2013, 11:40 AM   #51
tcappetti
New Member
0
Rep
7
Posts

 
Drives: x5
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: pa

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by glennQNYC View Post
Continued BS claims of an iPhone having a "direct connection to the roof mounted antenna" when using the adaptor makes me wonder what other false information BMW is passing on to us.
Agreed, This is False claim it does not do it. I wish it did!
Appreciate 0
      10-12-2013, 12:27 PM   #52
doug_999
Major
doug_999's Avatar
12
Rep
1,099
Posts

 
Drives: 2014 650xi GC/2011 1M
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Chicago, IL

iTrader: (0)

The snap-in adapter does help with reception. I can't use my phone near my home without it. I also like the fact that the phone is out of the way and charging. To me, it is worth it (although I'm confused by this new plate that needs to be purchased and it sounds like it won't work in either of my cars until the 2014 version comes out....

Last but not least, BMW Apps will support Android later this year...or was that next year?
__________________
2014 650xi GC, Imola Red/Black. MsportEd, CWP, B&O, 20" wheels
2011 1M, Black loaded sans sat radio
Appreciate 0
      10-12-2013, 01:08 PM   #53
monkawekrue
Brigadier General
United_States
36
Rep
3,176
Posts

 
Drives: e46 M3 AW/f25 X3 AW
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: DUPONT, WA

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
ugh the wife seen this. now i gotta buy it. mother fucker.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      10-12-2013, 02:13 PM   #54
debdoub
Private First Class
United_States
1
Rep
135
Posts

 
Drives: M5
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: California

iTrader: (0)

Hat down android & happy after
Appreciate 0
      10-12-2013, 06:56 PM   #55
b33g33
Give '///M' Hell!
b33g33's Avatar
United_States
30
Rep
1,305
Posts

 
Drives: Einser Rex
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Atlanta, GA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mntbiker View Post
LOL $250 !
__________________
The 1 series M is the most badass, coolest, sickest BMW to debut since the 1988 M3. The E30 M3 finally has a successor. Please welcome the stupidly fast, wickedly tempered, awkwardly named, possibly perfect little son of a benchmark - Automobile Magazine, August 2011

Appreciate 0
      10-12-2013, 08:27 PM   #56
AlphaAlpineM6
First Lieutenant
AlphaAlpineM6's Avatar
United_States
9
Rep
329
Posts

 
Drives: 2014 BMW M6 & 2012 AMG CLS63
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Planet Earth

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
I don't see any advantages using this docking station v bluetooth streaming..
__________________

2014 BMW M6 | Mods: KW V3 - AMS Catless DP - EisenmannSport - P3Cars VID - Charcoal Filter Delete - 35% Tint
Appreciate 0
      10-12-2013, 08:28 PM   #57
AlphaAlpineM6
First Lieutenant
AlphaAlpineM6's Avatar
United_States
9
Rep
329
Posts

 
Drives: 2014 BMW M6 & 2012 AMG CLS63
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Planet Earth

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by monkawekrue
ugh the wife seen this. now i gotta buy it. mother fucker.
PAHAHAHA love it
__________________

2014 BMW M6 | Mods: KW V3 - AMS Catless DP - EisenmannSport - P3Cars VID - Charcoal Filter Delete - 35% Tint
Appreciate 0
      10-13-2013, 08:24 PM   #58
leo67
New Member
United_States
0
Rep
20
Posts

 
Drives: 2012 BMW 335is
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Dallas, TX

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2012 BMW 335is  [0.00]
With the frequent Apple hardware and software upgrade cycle, as a consumer / user, trying to keep up with this integration just doesn't make sense (BMW Apps update, iOS update, hardware interface revision). I've found most of the BMW apps offerings to be pretty much useless or too limited. Example - after finally getting the right combination of Apps and OS revisions to read my text messages from iDrive Office, I then find it's limited to only those texts you receive since you started the car? Ugggh.

Sticking with Bluetooth phone and Bluetooth audio provides most of what I'd want with the least frustration. And since Bluetooth is standards-based, the interfaces are well defined and easier for manufacturers to support, versus a tight integration to a specific phone with makes it dependent on the phone's OS and App interfaces which may change frequently.

The most useful integration would be to control the iPhone from the iDrive and clone the iPhone display on the iDrive. But that wouldn't be the most profitable integration strategy for the companies involved as it doesn't require the consumer to purchase various stuff to keep up with the latest changes.
Appreciate 0
      10-14-2013, 02:22 AM   #59
joedoe
Private
1
Rep
50
Posts

 
Drives: 2014MY BMW328i
Join Date: May 2013
Location: San Francisco, CA

iTrader: (0)

Appreciate 0
      10-14-2013, 12:48 PM   #60
tcappetti
New Member
0
Rep
7
Posts

 
Drives: x5
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: pa

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by doug_999
The snap-in adapter does help with reception. I can't use my phone near my home without it. I also like the fact that the phone is out of the way and charging. To me, it is worth it (although I'm confused by this new plate that needs to be purchased and it sounds like it won't work in either of my cars until the 2014 version comes out....

Last but not least, BMW Apps will support Android later this year...or was that next year?
I've tested my iPhone 4S in different States in all areas urban, suburban,country and mountains in the Northeast there is absolutely no change in signal bars at all! This claim is False!
Appreciate 0
      10-14-2013, 09:43 PM   #61
ErnestHouse
First Lieutenant
United_States
5
Rep
319
Posts

 
Drives: 2014 535i GT
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: South Florida

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by tcappetti View Post
I've tested my iPhone 4S in different States in all areas urban, suburban,country and mountains in the Northeast there is absolutely no change in signal bars at all! This claim is False!
doug_999 says it does help. Now what?
Appreciate 0
      10-14-2013, 11:06 PM   #62
joedoe
Private
1
Rep
50
Posts

 
Drives: 2014MY BMW328i
Join Date: May 2013
Location: San Francisco, CA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ErnestHouse View Post
doug_999 says it does help. Now what?
It's a placebo effect.
Appreciate 0
      10-15-2013, 04:04 AM   #63
danintas
Private First Class
Australia
2
Rep
170
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 BMW X1 23d Auto
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Tasmania, Australia

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by joedoe View Post
It's a placebo effect.
No way ... it definitely makes a difference!

An extra 2 to 3 bars in marginal reception areas.
Appreciate 0
      10-15-2013, 04:17 AM   #64
ErnestHouse
First Lieutenant
United_States
5
Rep
319
Posts

 
Drives: 2014 535i GT
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: South Florida

iTrader: (0)

Apparently tcappetti's test did not include AUSTRALIA! I've read in many other places that the improvement is somehow related to when there's poor reception.
Appreciate 0
      10-15-2013, 06:49 AM   #65
doug_999
Major
doug_999's Avatar
12
Rep
1,099
Posts

 
Drives: 2014 650xi GC/2011 1M
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Chicago, IL

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by joedoe View Post
It's a placebo effect.
Sure it is....
http://www.xbimmers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=696305

See the last post in the above thread.....
__________________
2014 650xi GC, Imola Red/Black. MsportEd, CWP, B&O, 20" wheels
2011 1M, Black loaded sans sat radio
Appreciate 0
      10-17-2013, 04:52 PM   #66
Elastino
New Member
United_States
0
Rep
28
Posts

 
Drives: F32 435i ZMM/ZTP/LED
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Los Angeles, California

iTrader: (0)

Send a message via Skype™ to Elastino
Quote:
Originally Posted by poosamjam View Post
+1 bluetooth can play music and use telephone. Whats the point of getting this?
1. Snap-in adapter is the only available option which let you see your iPhone's language for music list even if your BMW don't support. (In my case, I can see Korean with North America version of BMW.)
2. Additional to number 1, you will get cover art.
3. You can access and control iTunes radio, too.

I would pay $250 to get music list in my language.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:59 AM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST