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      10-09-2012, 08:05 PM   #1
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Apple recently released its iPhone 5 and with it came a change to its connector from the previous 30-pin to the new 8-pin 'Lightning' connector.

This change unfortunately means that the new iPhone will no longer work with BMW's current iPhone snap-in-adapters. So when can we expect the the new adapters for the iPhone 5 from BMW?

We've learned that BMW has already started work on the snap-in-adapters for the newest iPhone. The changes however, are said to be quite complex (due to the new connector) and development will therefore require some months to complete. The changes are not as easy as one may think. For example, the iPhone/iPod Out function requires the video D/A converter circuitry to be integrated into the actual snap-in adapter, which will naturally take some time to develop, test, and release.

The estimated delivery time frame is approximately 7 months and it's anticipated to be ready in June 2013.

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Good news but longer than I would have expected.
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      10-10-2012, 09:52 AM   #3
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Nice, a few months before the 5s is out! I don't know why it matters though, aside from charging, since BT audio streaming has sort of defeated the need for a snap in adaptor.
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The new Apple connector is not a simple thing to reverse engineer. It actually has a chip in it making it more complex than the old one. The new adapter will require that same chip to work properly.
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Any reason you couldn't use a third party adapter that will probably be for sell in a month or two?
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Is there any advantage to using an adapter compared to bluetooth?
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Is there any advantage to using an adapter compared to bluetooth?
Charging, plus I haven't figured out how to get album artwork through BT but it works fine when connecting my iPhone5 with the usb cable. Seems like if I can plug the Lightning cable into the USB than BMW could just replace the connection and support the new connection.
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