So is it absolutely necessary to use that stupid Y-cable to be able to use an ipod with the iDrive? Seems like such a waste of a port. I'd like to be able to have the iPod connected to the USB and have the Aux available for another audio source if i want. I tried the regular white ipod cable and my iDrive recognized my ipod but I couldn't get to any songs. The same cable was used with an iTouch and the iDrive didn't even recognize it. I think maybe my iDrive needs a software update. 2010 528ix btw....