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Old 07-08-2012, 06:19 PM
boltjaM3s boltjaM3s is offline
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Another wrinkle in the iPod Out vs. Snap In Cradle: This Wednesday, BMW is announcing a brand new iDrive hardware/software setup for F30's being built starting in November 2012.

The new system is expected to have:

Software Enhancements

Streamlined radio/media menu structure
Improved navigation submenu structure
Advanced Real-Time Traffic Information
Weather information in navigation map
POI enrichment*
GoogleTM autocomplete*
* requires BMW Assist Convenience Plan.

Hardware Enhancements

Intel processor 1.3Ghz vs Renesas 600Mhz
1Gb RAM vs 512Mb
8Gb flash vs 512Mb
Nvidia graphics vs Fujitsu
200Gb harddisk vs 80Gb

As a July-build FY13 I'm not thrilled that I'm missing out on the new tech by a mere 90 days but I'm not waiting on it.

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