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Stealth.Pilot 09-12-2012 08:47 AM

iPhone 5 media dock - ETA
 
Any guesses when the iPhone 5 dock will be out?

Last time round, I think the iPhone 4 was released in July 2010, and the iPhone 4 dock came out in Feb 2011. That was a ridiculous wait.

Will a dock extension cable work in the short term?

miamiboyca 09-12-2012 09:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Stealth.Pilot (Post 7069225)
Will a dock extension cable work in the short term?

Tough to answer since no one knows what the interface will be.. LOL Rumor of a new 9pin connector named Lightning out there.

nyranger74 09-12-2012 09:39 AM

I think it will be even longer, since it is a totally different connector. I would say at least a year. Whatever. I'm getting the iphone 5 ASAP.

miamiboyca 09-12-2012 09:42 AM

The good news is that Apple will probably sell an adapter between the two - so there is hope.

djsilo 09-12-2012 09:57 AM

It may take a year, but if there will be an adapter, re-wiring some pins shouldn't be that hard to retain similar functions. I'll hold off for the iPhone 5S or the following version when they work the bugs out.

Ionic202 09-12-2012 11:54 AM

Why be concerned about the dock? If you plug into the USB port you still have all of the functions that you would have with the dock. Right?

GHOST PROTOCOL 09-12-2012 12:41 PM

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Originally Posted by miamiboyca (Post 7069306)
Tough to answer since no one knows what the interface will be.. LOL Rumor of a new 9pin connector named Lightning out there.

It is no longer a rumor. The pictures on Apple's website show a smaller connection.

Stealth.Pilot 09-12-2012 01:08 PM

Its pretty clear. You can buy the dock adapter cable to use the iPhone 5 with iPhone 4 dock in the BMW.

Ilan 09-12-2012 01:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stealth.Pilot (Post 7069788)
Its pretty clear. You can buy the dock adapter cable to use the iPhone 5 with iPhone 4 dock in the BMW.

I believe they are talking about the snap in dock. if you use a cable, you wont need an adapter at all. just use the USB cable provided with the iphone 5 and connect it to the USB jack in the car.

P-TownM3 09-12-2012 01:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ilan (Post 7069844)
I believe they are talking about the snap in dock. if you use a cable, you wont need an adapter at all. just use the USB cable provided with the iphone 5 and connect it to the USB jack in the car.

^^^This^^^

Stealth.Pilot 09-12-2012 02:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ilan (Post 7069844)
I believe they are talking about the snap in dock. if you use a cable, you wont need an adapter at all. just use the USB cable provided with the iphone 5 and connect it to the USB jack in the car.

Yeah I started the thread.

The point being made is that the snap in dock may not be available for 6-9 months.

In the meantime, those who want snap in functionality can use Apples new Dock Adapter cable to connect the old snap-in adapter to the new iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 won't sit in the cradle, but the cable will allow it to charge and have full snap-in like integration with the car.

Ionic202 09-12-2012 02:51 PM

You don't have to use the dock to have full integration. The USB port gives the full integration (this according to my BMW guy who has access to one of the software people that helped develop the interface). Why spend over $200 for the dock? The USB charges and integrates the phone just the same.....

gspannu 09-12-2012 02:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ionic202 (Post 7070040)
You don't have to use the dock to have full integration. The USB port gives the full integration (this according to my BMW guy who has access to one of the software people that helped develop the interface). Why spend over $200 for the dock? The USB charges and integrates the phone just the same.....

The one extra thing that the cradle connector gives (over the standard USB connection) is an inductive antenna connection via the car's shark-fin antenna - hence a better signal.

Here is the Apple cable connector that will work with existing dock and give complete functionality (except however snapping in the cradle).
http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MD...n-adapter-02-m

LMK 09-12-2012 03:04 PM

Coud be relevant
 
Could be relevant. From today's Apple presentation:
http://cdn3.sbnation.com/entry_photo...llery_post.jpg
and the link: http://www.theverge.com/2012/9/12/33...shuffle-update

miamiboyca 09-12-2012 03:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gspannu (Post 7070049)
The one extra thing that the cradle connector gives (over the standard USB connection) is an inductive antenna connection via the car's shark-fin antenna - hence a better signal.

Exactly!

Yes you can get most/all of the functionality via a cable and MAYBE via an adapter (adapters do not always give you 100% of the functionality) but the loss of the gain antenna... that is huge.

I do love the statement from apple - "its been good to us" why change it? Their was no need whatsover except to be able to sell new cables and a slew of adapters.

Damn you apple... now when can i place my order... LOL

Ilan 09-12-2012 03:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LMK (Post 7070073)

The car looks familiar.

miamiboyca 09-12-2012 03:23 PM

Anyone know the gain provided by the roof-mounted telephone antenna? I can't seem to find any specs.

LMK 09-12-2012 03:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ilan (Post 7070103)
The car looks familiar.

Exactly!

JIMMER 530 09-12-2012 04:26 PM

New connector and yes a new adapter will be available for around $29 not including cord

dmunz 09-12-2012 04:40 PM

Can you play video with the cable? What about the snap in, I thought that was the only way to play video, but Ive never actually tried.

FWIW
DLM

dadesidon 09-12-2012 06:14 PM

As with all Apple products, the devil is in the details

http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/12/app...ip-in-october/

“Video and iPod Out not supported.” - Does this mean that the adapter will not help for the 5er? It may require a new cable from BMW.

wdimagineer 09-12-2012 11:54 PM

I was at the keynote today up front. Had an opportunity to talk to a few folks. BMW is an active partner with Apple and they are already working on adapters. Hopefully the wait won't be as long.

In the interim, use USB to Lightning. Should work fine.

Itinj6 09-13-2012 12:13 AM

Video is not supported with the cable regardless. The snap-in adapter is needed for video.

Mbbrewer 09-13-2012 12:36 AM

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AutoUnion 09-13-2012 05:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wdimagineer (Post 7070989)
I was at the keynote today up front. Had an opportunity to talk to a few folks. BMW is an active partner with Apple and they are already working on adapters. Hopefully the wait won't be as long.

In the interim, use USB to Lightning. Should work fine.

I'm glad to hear this. BMW and Apple have been "active" partners for years now. Hopefully, they will bring this new dock out ASAP because nearly all iPhone owners will be getting the 5 next week


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