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      12-12-2012, 06:22 AM   #1
Lazarini
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Phone cradle preparation with iPhone4s question.

Hi all.

So i have an f10 from 2010 June that came with the Mobile phone preparation and Bluetooth. The Cradle prep is in the armrest...

I am now ATM using an iPhone 4s that is connected via Bluetooth to my iDrive PRO. For music i have an iPod 160GB that i had to buy a specific cable in order to be able to see the playlists etc... all works fine after i got the cable...

THIS ONE:



BMW part number - 61120440796

The other day I have plugged in my iPhone 4S to this cable and realized i was able to see my playlists and operate the music from my iPhone like if i would have the iPod connected... furthermore iPhone connected as standard via Bluetooth so i could now listen to my tunes i had on the phone plus if call came in i could answer that the music would mute and came back on after the call was done.... great!

HERE IS THE question.... I would like to keep the iPOD pluged into the Y cable and just order the CRADLE for my phone prep that i have in the Armrest.... I heard do that there are 2 different ones available so which one would i need in order to get the iPhone 4s : CHARGED / CONNECT TO EXTERNAL ANTENNA AND BE ABLE TO PLAY TUNES and PLAYLIST tha are stored on it?


Thx for the answers.

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      12-13-2012, 02:40 AM   #2
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Why the BMW cable when you can get Art and same music with the original cable, I also have the same setup a iPod 160g and stopped using the BMW cable, with the original one I get the Art work displayed too.
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      12-13-2012, 03:35 AM   #3
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Exactly, use the original apple cable for ipod and buy MEDIA Snap-in cradle for your i4s, thats how I have it, 240GB loseless music stored on iPod, and iPhone is storing 64GB of new music (mp3, mp4, acc, loseless), adding-removing weekly.

MEDIA adapter is the top one with all functionality, it even plays video on iDrive screen.
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      12-13-2012, 04:18 AM   #4
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Gents thx for the answer but i have bought the BMW Y cable because of the reason my iDrive did not recognized my ipod 160GB. When i connected the ipod with the original apple cable it recognized my ipod 160 as an external drive and not as ipod... the cable above in my first post fixed that.
I do have artwork on my ipod 160 but it dont display...

So Looks like i have an older iDRIVE or idrive that needs updating or?


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