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      09-21-2012, 08:06 PM   #89
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I did. I see the Fandemonium at the Rectum. It's a profound Fannomenon to me.

Agreed. It's ridiculous.
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      09-21-2012, 10:25 PM   #90
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What's wrong with Bluetooth audio!!! Plus it's almost 2013... we shouldn't have to rely on wired connections anymore!!!

I for one don't even listen to music on my iPhone anymore since I subscribe to Sirius.

I'm looking forward to iOS 6 release tomorrow so I can test out the ability for my iDrive to read out my text and email messages.
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      09-21-2012, 11:08 PM   #91
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      09-21-2012, 11:23 PM   #92
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if everything you posted in the last page is true, then I (and many others) will be ok for 75-90% of our usage anyway. not great, but acceptable, and certainly not a catastrophe. thanks for the info.
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IO6 users. Please explain how you are getting text messages and Pandora in APPS because it does not do it on my end.

Start at post #82 at the link below, and you'll read all about how to set it up for text messages. e-mail is mostly not functional yet, and Pandora works with the cable and BMW "Connected" App. (There's been a few of us tinkering with it since iOS 6 came out.)

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...=708494&page=4

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      09-21-2012, 11:29 PM   #93
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Omg it fits in the slot. That's all I care about. Happy camper now
Time for a "That's what she said"...
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Time for a "That's what she said"...
Not yet. I need to figure out what "slot" you guys are referring to. (I'm serious)
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      09-22-2012, 12:05 AM   #95
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Who cares really? Its just another phone and some of you are to into your idrive and options. Cars are meant to be driven from A to B.

I am not in my car long enough to use some of my features anyway. I am not in my X5 long enough either.

I have all this shit at home and then some.
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      09-22-2012, 09:28 AM   #96
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What's wrong with Bluetooth audio!!! Plus it's almost 2013... we shouldn't have to rely on wired connections anymore!!!

I for one don't even listen to music on my iPhone anymore since I subscribe to Sirius.

I'm looking forward to iOS 6 release tomorrow so I can test out the ability for my iDrive to read out my text and email messages.
I never ever connect my iPhone in the car, my iPhone knows how to communicate with my M3 wirelessly also I have no intention to change to iPhone 5 my iPhone 4 serves me well.
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I need to figure out what "slot" you guys are referring to. (I'm serious)
I'm assuming the hole in the armrest compartment? I was actually worried the iPhone 5 would be too tall to be able to close the armrest over it. If that's what this poster was confirming as a non-issue, I'm a happy camper too.
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      09-23-2012, 02:37 PM   #99
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Your solution...

Bluetooth.

Why would you even want to use a wire?

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      09-24-2012, 12:54 AM   #100
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New iPhone update makes the 4S pretty much identical to the iPhone 5 (internally)
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      09-24-2012, 01:57 PM   #101
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Your solution...

Bluetooth.

Why would you even want to use a wire?

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Bluetooth audio sounds like crap in every system I've heard. I have it in my Infiniti EX35 and the wired USB connection absolutely blows it away. It could be a function of the car audio implementation per vendor. For example, the Sat Radio in my M3 sounds AWFUL. I can hear compression artifacts and it lacks any real fidelity. It's actually the worse sounding Sat System in any of the 8 cars I've owned. Once my 3 months run out, I won't even keep it even though I have in my other car. It's that bad. The Sat radio sounds remarkably good in my Infiniti (which has a B(L)OSE Audio system no less) though.

Maybe someone will do Bluetooth right, but so far, no one has based on the systems I listened to in the various cars I looked at before going with the M.
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      09-24-2012, 02:24 PM   #102
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^^ Yep, Bluetooth audio is noticeably inferior to the wired/dock sound. Also, if you're on a longer trip, BT can really eat up your battery. With a wired connection, you get charging.

Personally, I hate Bluetooth for audio. Zero benefits. It's not a whole lot of effort to plug your phone in when you get in the car.
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^ I agree with all of the above. But the main reason I use BT for short trips isn't because it's too much effort to connect the cable. It's because I very often forgot to get my phone out of the armrest again when I arrived. BT allows me to keep my phone in my pocket. I don't listen to music on my phone often enough that checking the armrest would have become a habit, so for the few times I do want music from my phone, as long as it's a short trip I'd rather enjoy the convenience at the cost of some audio fidelity. Longer trips, wired all the way -- unless it's a long FUN drive, in which case it's windows down and engine revs up.
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New iPhone update makes the 4S pretty much identical to the iPhone 5 (internally)
Yeah, except for the most important part... LTE.
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Yeah, except for the most important part... LTE.
That's no joke. I'm getting 45Mpbs download, and ~15Mbps upload via iPhone 5. Way faster than my home internet connection.
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^ I agree with all of the above. But the main reason I use BT for short trips isn't because it's too much effort to connect the cable. It's because I very often forgot to get my phone out of the armrest again when I arrived. BT allows me to keep my phone in my pocket. I don't listen to music on my phone often enough that checking the armrest would have become a habit, so for the few times I do want music from my phone, as long as it's a short trip I'd rather enjoy the convenience at the cost of some audio fidelity. Longer trips, wired all the way -- unless it's a long FUN drive, in which case it's windows down and engine revs up.
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So...my 64 GB iPhone 4s is now loaded with 50 GB of music (playlists), and resides permanently in the Snap-In Media Adapter. It has no cellular service anymore. It uses bluetooth to connect to the iRadar. The new iPhone 5 uses bluetooth for phone and SMS-on-iDrive....and on long trips, use the Lighting-USB-cable to keep it charged. This scenario works really well.

Someone suggested using the built-in BMW hard drive to store music, saying it's superior. Using that creates burdensome playlist modifications, no album art work, and a UI that is fairly fifteen years out of date.

If I didn't already have a iPhone 4s, I would have looked for a used iPhone 4 (so it fits in the Snap-In Media Adapter) that even could have been a bit scratched and dented -- all it does is ride in the armrest...doesn't have to look pretty.


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I am sorry but I couldn't find the right answer? So, should I go to apple and buy that $30 adapter and it will work like iPhone 4s or no? I need music and charging. Thanks guys!
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I am sorry but I couldn't find the right answer? So, should I go to apple and buy that $30 adapter and it will work like iPhone 4s or no? I need music and charging. Thanks guys!
Even if you wanted to, they aren't available yet. But to answer your question, yes. It just won't do video.
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Even if you wanted to, they aren't available yet. But to answer your question, yes. It just won't do video.
Ohh. Didn't know they r not available yet in store. Thanks TECH. U always give the best answer!
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Ohh. Didn't know they r not available yet in store. Thanks TECH. U always give the best answer!
Supposedly they will be available around the fifth of Oct.
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