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      08-29-2012, 04:49 PM   #1
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BMW apps (warning)

For you guys who are adding the apps feature(iPhone) for ($250.00) to your order when building your X1 understand that the car does not come with the (Y) cable that you need for the apps to fully work. You can use the usb cable that came with your iPhone but its too long and gets in the way of the gear shifter. Also video will not work on the screen with it or the older "Y" cable. The other way is to fork out $100.00 for the "NEW" Y cable from BMW or Fork out $250.00 from BMW for the iPhone adapter for the console snap in. So do your homework and never assume anything with your order. I hope this helps

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You can not get text messages or personal e/m or reg internet. only in the UK for now... as per BMW

The new Y cable part number is: 2 179 623-01

I think it's sad BMW charges $100.00 for a cable that cost $2.00 to make so you can use a option that cost you $250.00 to use.....Come on BMW Really?....

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1st : (right cable) is the new version
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      08-29-2012, 05:21 PM   #2
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I can't tell you positively about my X1 with BMW Apps because it is not delivered yet. I can see the pressure to save money, but my previous experience with both BMW and MINI is that the vehicles come with a Y cable.

If you do need to purchase a Y cable, you can get it for $72.50 from SewellParts.com, they list it as part number 61122179623 and describe it as iPod/iPhone Adapter Cable-Video/Audio adapter cable (for vehicles WITH MINI connected. Option 6FP)

http://mini.sewellparts.com/accessor...2012/4917.html
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I can't tell you positively about my X1 with BMW Apps because it is not delivered yet. I can see the pressure to save money, but my previous experience with both BMW and MINI is that the vehicles come with a Y cable.

If you do need to purchase a Y cable, you can get it for $72.50 from SewellParts.com, they list it as part number 61122179623 and describe it as iPod/iPhone Adapter Cable-Video/Audio adapter cable (for vehicles WITH MINI connected. Option 6FP)

http://mini.sewellparts.com/accessor...2012/4917.html
thats the wrong cable see the box were the cable comes together? It should look like a Y. (see pics in my first thread)

Yes your right they did used to come with the cars as Mine did with the X6 but no longer..
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They have two versions

Part number 61122179623 that is described for use with MINI Connected.

Part number 61120440812 that is described for use without MINI Connected.

They are each the same price.

They also have iPhone cradle adapters, $250 for MINI Connected and $228 for music only.

I agree these parts are costly and should be included.
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Can you control Pandora from the Idrive without having to pull it up on your phone? Does it work through bluetooth so you can have the app on the car screen and open up Pandora without having to plug in the phone or does it just allow you to have the apps on the screen but you still have to go through plugging everything in?
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