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Old 02-21-2011, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by dbs600 View Post
If it's any consolation, I've noticed that pricing is not that much different, as Premium Sound may be standard for 2012, but it is not 'free' because the 2011 price for same - $1,800 - is simply added to the 2011 base price to get the 2012 base price. Also, I've noticed that the Build Your Own site does not account for Gas Guzzler tax; an error in need of adjustment prior to official site launch.

Otherwise, does anyone know exactly what "BMW Apps" are / do and whether or not they will be made available on 2011 models via software updates?
Bmw Apps:

Coming as the next advancement in BMW's ConnectedDrive Strategy, BMW Apps will provide new, unique ways of connecting driver, vehicle, and iPhone. Please be advised that adding option 6NR to any vehicle will automatically add Smartphone Integration (6NF) without an additional charge. 6NF will no longer be available as a standalone option. At the time of launch, BMW Apps will offer three functional areas (Apps, Plugin, and Video Playback).

* Apps will consist of the BMW Connected App and BMW Certified 3rd Party Apps. The BMW Connected App is a free package available for download at Apple's App Store and currently includes Web Radio, Facebook and Twitter. Announcements for BMW Certified 3rd Party Apps will be forthcoming.
* Plugin allows the user to take advantage of Apple iTunes features (such s Genius, album art, compiling playlists, etc.) that were previously unavailable. In essence, this function brings the look and feel of Apple's iPod interface to the iDrive display (requires snap in adapter)
* Video Playback enables the user to view any video playback from their iPhone via the iDrive display when the vehicle is stationary (requires snap in adapter).

BMW Apps will be available on all BMW vehicles as of March, except for X3, X5, and X6 models, where the availability will begin as of April. iPhone models supported include 3G, 3GS or 4 enabled with the "BMW Connected" app available free of charge at Apple's App Store.
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