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      12-28-2012, 09:52 PM   #1
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BMW Assist and Apps- is it worth getting?

Wondering it I should add the BMW Apps and Assist on my order for an X1?
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      12-28-2012, 10:43 PM   #2
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To me, apps are not worth it. BMW assist w/enhanced Bluetooth is.
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      12-29-2012, 09:50 AM   #3
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To me, apps are not worth it. BMW assist w/enhanced Bluetooth is.
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Apps, I feel will lower the resale price of the car. Facebook and Twitter today is like buying a 5 year old car and see LiveJournal and MySpace.

Things change, and tying into special products is asking for obsoletion, whether it's iPod/iPhone holders and software, Facebook/Twitter tie-ins or other proprietary tie-ins.

Generic Bluetooth, on the other hand, is a plus. That's an open standard, and will continue to work, and future devices will be backwards compatible with it.
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      12-29-2012, 11:45 PM   #5
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Note, it only works with the Apple stuff. It is amazing that they are ignoring Android devices.
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It's amazing that they need a cell phone hookup at all, and don't just allow plugging in a sim card or entire mobile unit, letting the car access internet directly, and also act as an access point. Dodge had that as an option for how many years now?
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