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Old 07-08-2012, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by boltjaM3s View Post
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.

You will be able to swap the CIC unit later if you want it, however it will need to be enabled via coding. But hardware-wise it should be PnP.
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