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      07-07-2010, 06:56 PM   #23
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This better be a free software upgrade for the MY2011 5er...!
Don't count on it. I can't see that happening at all.
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      07-07-2010, 07:19 PM   #24
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Agreed. AT&T sucks more & more everyday. Now I heard something that they are going to limit the data use on the Iphones or eliminate the unlimited data plans?? Anyone heard anything about this.
It's done to save people money

95% of people don't go over 1GB

Which is why instead of $30 a month for unlimited, it's 25 for 2GB, more than enough for most people.
And then for people (like my mom) who don't use much data at all, there's a much cheaper $15 a month plan for 200MB.
so they did it to help cut costs for people
Those that already have unlimited are grandfathered into it (meaning they can keep their unlimited data plan for $30)

Conclusion: they did people a favor by offering cheaper data plans

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iPhone 4, how holding it in certain ways will drop a call. That's retarded. I think Apple needs to talk to Sprint. They could probably get a better deal with them because Sprint could use it to catch up to Verizon.
I don't disagree with them talking to Sprint, as I do like their plans (cheap) and they are developing 4G
But holding it in certain ways doesn't drop calls for all. only a certain percentage (Which is still unacceptable). but with the software update coming in a few days/weeks, it'll fix that problem.
I have fortunately never experienced it, and have already spent countless hours on mine TRYING to make it drop calls..



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Don't we on the 09 already have this a little bit?
I can't view the album art, but when my iPhone or my Touch are connected, I can view playlists, genre, artists....
it's not as pretty, I'll tell you that though.

It's going to be a software update for 09+ iDrives I assume
As I recently got a software update and I noticed slight changes (especially when displaying song names)

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bluetooth audio would be nice too - hello 2010
This would be a big win.
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bluetooth audio would be nice too - hello 2010
What do you mean?
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What do you mean?
Meaning you can use BT to transmit music to the car

no need to hook it up via the 6FL or any other way
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If it's possible to retrofit, you will probably be one of the few. Seems like they made a slight change to the hardware since initially putting out the updated iDrive in 2009 MY and I bet those cars are out. It's anyone's guess as to MY 2010....

As they say at the dealership, just trade it in...
I had the updated iDrive on my 2009 335i and also in my 2010 535i now.
At first, everything was exactly the same up to a month or so ago.

Then last month I noticed a few SMALL changes on my iDrive.
It seems as if my iDrive downloaded an update or something over the air.
A few features and names moved around such as the options screen on the map and the wording for some options.

I also somehow got a FREE subscription to BMW Assist so I can do google searches, etc. I think the "News" tab in BMW Assist is also new. I don't remember ever seeing this in my 535i when I first got it. It actually gives you news from different categories (local, global, sports, BMW News, etc) and even reads it back to you.

Since this is going to be a software based update, I'm guessing they can do it over the air just like my navi got "updated" over the air.


BTW. Anyone else notice these changes on their navi??

If anyone wants, I can post up a video with what my navi looks like and with what I think are the "changes".
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... but how about the same with blackberry's? I personally think the iphone is crap (mostly because of its network) and will stay with the BB Bold I just got.
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Meaning you can use BT to transmit music to the car

no need to hook it up via the 6FL or any other way
Oh I see. I just have the aux in cord which works great for me. Why would bluetooth be any better in this situation?
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Oh I see. I just have the aux in cord which works great for me. Why would bluetooth be any better in this situation?
cause some of us are lazy to take them out of our pockets:P
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      07-07-2010, 09:37 PM   #32
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I had the updated iDrive on my 2009 335i and also in my 2010 535i now.
At first, everything was exactly the same up to a month or so ago.

Then last month I noticed a few SMALL changes on my iDrive.
It seems as if my iDrive downloaded an update or something over the air.
A few features and names moved around such as the options screen on the map and the wording for some options.

I also somehow got a FREE subscription to BMW Assist so I can do google searches, etc. I think the "News" tab in BMW Assist is also new. I don't remember ever seeing this in my 535i when I first got it. It actually gives you news from different categories (local, global, sports, BMW News, etc) and even reads it back to you.

Since this is going to be a software based update, I'm guessing they can do it over the air just like my navi got "updated" over the air.


BTW. Anyone else notice these changes on their navi??

If anyone wants, I can post up a video with what my navi looks like and with what I think are the "changes".
wonder if the google search thing is in canada too?
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cause some of us are lazy to take them out of our pockets:P
Haha alright
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BTW. Anyone else notice these changes on their navi??

If anyone wants, I can post up a video with what my navi looks like and with what I think are the "changes".
I haven't noticed any changes on mine - but would love to see your assessment of what the updates were on yours...if you have time of course...

Also, doesn't the 6fl option do this already (except for the album art). But from some other threads I've seen on here, some in Europe are already able to get album art using their iPod USB cable...
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I haven't noticed any changes on mine - but would love to see your assessment of what the updates were on yours...if you have time of course...

Also, doesn't the 6fl option do this already (except for the album art). But from some other threads I've seen on here, some in Europe are already able to get album art using their iPod USB cable...
I don't think the integration from the 6fl is as complete. Its kind of weird the way the system does it. From what I understand it groups your songs as CD's like on the 6 CD player and you have to select which virtual CD you want to access a group of songs. Idk if the groups are arranged by title/artist/genre or by random. IIRC the system may not find all of your songs either, I think I was told only about 500 show up.
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makes me hate my 1st gen idrive even more now =(
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makes me hate my 1st gen idrive even more now =(
You probably have 1.5 or something. Ha you should see my dad's '04 E60.
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By and large that is not the consensus I have read in any market....iPhone is largely regarded as the high water mark of mobile devices at the current time.

The reason BMW is working with Apple, and not Google/Android is totally understandable - Android is Dependant upon the hardware, skin - and open to much interpretation, possibly being harder to integrate. Furthermore, even Android owners have iPods for the most part...who wants to plug in two devices?

And this has nothing to do with the fact that most Android devices tend to look like a childs first toy....versus the iPhone's avante garde design.

Customers in the US get a pass for getting android because AT&T sucks so badly, and the android devices are the next best thing you can get if you want a carrier that actually works (Verizon)
Buhahahaa, sounds like written from Apple's worker. There is pretty much nothing better in iPhone 4 when comparing to HTC's flagship models. And it is not my fault US customers have to be phones with contracts to specific operator. Android is and will be better platform than Apple's OS.
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Is that a picture of the new six behind the first person being interviewed?
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Is that a picture of the new six behind the first person being interviewed?
No, it's a wallpaper of the Z4 SDrive35iS.
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I have the BMW Apple interface on my E92, and the display works like this already, I just don't have the Genius and Apple fonts.

I still have play lists, albums, Artists etc

Was a retro fit option for $450, works great. IPod sits in the glove compartment and charges all the time
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This looks like a software upgrade... which doesn't surprise me... but in some respects... I'm glad!
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No, it's a wallpaper of the Z4 SDrive35iS.
Sorry, I was not clear enough, I did not mean the photo on the computer screen, I meant the image framed on his office wall.
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I haven't noticed any changes on mine - but would love to see your assessment of what the updates were on yours...if you have time of course...

Also, doesn't the 6fl option do this already (except for the album art). But from some other threads I've seen on here, some in Europe are already able to get album art using their iPod USB cable...
I'll try and get it on video today.

The 6FL cable allows you to search your iPod/iPhone, but it's not as integrated as the system they are offering in this video.

The search seems to be improved in the video since you can jump by letters and it seems more in "sync" with the car.
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