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PotOdds 02-11-2013 07:55 PM

iPhone 5, lightning adapter, 2008 X5
So I've been trying to confirm whether it works or not but I can't seem to find a definitive answer. I have the Y adapter in a 2008 x5. Does the Lightning 30 pin adapter work in the x5?

I bought one of the cheap chinese knockoffs which has been working fine but doesn't seem to work with the Y adapter. I have the Apple adapter on order but just wanted some confirmation.

brian5 02-12-2013 03:15 AM

Yes, it works (sort of). Both the lightning cable and the adapter version.

By "sort of", I mean that the iPhone 5 charges but it doesn't get the cell antenna boost.

PotOdds 02-12-2013 06:40 AM

Not sure what you mean by cell antenna boost.

Can I still play my music lists?

brian5 02-12-2013 07:30 AM

Sorry, didn't read that right! I was talking about the iPhone cradle.

The Y-adapter and lightning adapter work just fine. No problems at all :) You can play music.

PotOdds 02-12-2013 07:34 AM

Ok, I guess getting the genuine Apple adapter should solve the problem. I will report my results.

The chinese knockoff was working really well so I'm surprised it didn't work with the Y adapter.

brian5 02-12-2013 08:50 AM

I have not heard of any 'lightning knockoffs' that work... (and I'm not just talking about in a BMW). I'm surprised that you find one that works in some cases.

PotOdds 02-12-2013 09:13 AM

Nah, they do work. They wouldn't advertise for very long if they didn't work. The one thing is that Apple can programmatically change things in the future so things could change but they are so cheap it doesn't really matter.

PotOdds 02-22-2013 11:12 AM

FYI, in case anyone wants a comparison, the OEM Apple lightning adapter worked fine with the BMW Y adapter.

The knockoff works fine for data-syncing and recharging.

I got the knockoff from this company. iPhone5Mod

Bought the combo deal, micro-USB to lightning adapter and 30pin to lightning adapter. micro-USB still works using a battery power pack but the 30pin adapter seems to have stopped working in my docking station. :(

Guess I'm gonna stick with genuine stuff especially since I can get deals on eBay.

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