This is wrong. If your BMW was built post 10/10, any Apple device can be hooked up with the generic white Apple cable. If it was before, you need the Y cable and for the iPhone 5, you need the Y cable with the lightening port adapter on it.
Originally Posted by tribecaX5
For iphone 5 just use your phone USB cable, plug it in the USB connection in the arm rest (assuming that you have the USB connection there). For ipod then you will need the BMW ipod Y-cable which has a usb and aux end
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