Originally Posted by raccoonraccoon
my USB port charges my old Ipod Classic fine, but refuses to charge a newer version Ipod...it also doesnt charge my Ipad...I think its a little ridiculous...there should be enough power in that port to charge anything!
Old ipods are using firewire input through its bottom 30pins connector for charging. All newer iPod/iPhone version (since iphone 3G release) uses 5.0v usb input pin. Thanks to Apple for un-notified changes to vendors before they release their newer iPods.
I don't have the F10 yet, but if that USB port in center console "only" meant for iPod, meaning its internal electrical wiring still aiming iPod firewire pin for charging instead of USB. Two options for you, there are some vendor making firewire to usb converter for this purposes, or asked BMW to change to newer electrical wiring/device for iPod related connection. In mercedes, it is only a matter of changing a small electrical device meant for iPod.
But I agree, it should not be happening since F10 was released way after iPhone 3G.