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Old 11-15-2012, 10:57 AM
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$250 BMW apps option?

I'm looking for an education here. I didn't get it searching old posts so here goes.
What does BMW apps do if I don't have an Iphone?
If I had an Iphone, what would it do? I seriously ask because my android phone contract is ending soon & if it's worth it, I might switch.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:50 PM
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I'm looking for an education here. I didn't get it searching old posts so here goes.
What does BMW apps do if I don't have an Iphone?
If I had an Iphone, what would it do? I seriously ask because my android phone contract is ending soon & if it's worth it, I might switch.
Thanks
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http://www.bmwusa.com/standard/conte...rive.aspx#apps

No iPhone = no BMW Apps (for now).
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:51 PM
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You might want to do some studying to be sure the newest version of the I-Phone work with it. I don't have an I-Phone, but the car I bought does have it. I may consider an I-Phone next summer, but I'll want to know more myself.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:08 PM
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You might want to do some studying to be sure the newest version of the I-Phone work with it. I don't have an I-Phone, but the car I bought does have it. I may consider an I-Phone next summer, but I'll want to know more myself.
it does work with iPhone 5 (latest version).
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:54 PM
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Apps work with iphone 5 via the white usb cable.

There is no cradle for iphone 5 yet..
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:37 PM
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it does work with iPhone 5 (latest version).
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Apps work with iphone 5 via the white usb cable.

There is no cradle for iphone 5 yet..
Good to know. Thanks!
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:42 PM
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I don't really use Facebook that often or other apps often enough for me to get the status updates while driving. I have an iPhone and BMW Apps, haven't set it up yet. Also, I don't like taking out my phone every time I get in the car to have to plug it in. You need to plug it in the car for BMW apps to work. I love comfort access in how I now keep my keys in my pocket. Same for my phone. I travel light.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:05 AM
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Thanks for the input guys. That's what I thought it was. Just for that, it seems like a pricy option. Makes you wonder why every new BMW on the dealers lot has it. (BMW wouldn't scam us would they?)
I-Drive looks like an Apple written app anyway. (I-Drive, IPhone, hummmmm?)
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:29 PM
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I don't really use Facebook that often or other apps often enough for me to get the status updates while driving. I have an iPhone and BMW Apps, haven't set it up yet. Also, I don't like taking out my phone every time I get in the car to have to plug it in. You need to plug it in the car for BMW apps to work. I love comfort access in how I now keep my keys in my pocket. Same for my phone. I travel light.
Bingo.

I listen to music over BT 99% of the time, so keys and phone stay in the pocket.

It's just a bitch because if I need to charge it via USB cable, it automatically unchecks Bluetooth audio. So next time I get in the car it takes me a second to realize its not working because I plugged it in Then I gotta go back through the menus and turn Bluetooth audio on grr! Guess I should just get a cigarette lighter USB plug.
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:31 PM
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Use the USB charger in the glove box and it will not change your bluetooth settings and still charge your phone.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:41 AM
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Agree with the Facebook/social media stuff, however the Lastmile is quiet cool and useful in foreign cities where you leave your car and walk a lot. Always know where you left it...
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:53 AM
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Agree with the Facebook/social media stuff, however the Lastmile is quiet cool and useful in foreign cities where you leave your car and walk a lot. Always know where you left it...
Agreed, but there are free phone apps like "Where's my Car?" that, if I activate it upon leaving my car, it will do the same.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:54 AM
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Agreed, but there are free phone apps like "Where's my Car?" that, if I activate it upon leaving my car, it will do the same.
David
True. There are many ways for achieving similar results. Some are free. Integration is an optional matter and usually has a premium.

On a side comment to the topic, my 99$ handheld GPS with free lifetime map updates beats the iDrive built-in Becker solution in functionality & content hands down. But I still prefer to use the solution integrated with the car.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:47 AM
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iPad also works

If you plug in your iPad it works using the white cable. All features that the iPhone had.

I currently get FaceBook, Twitter, Web Radio, Pandora, Local Search, etc working with my iPad 2 on IOS 6.

It is pretty cool - I love the web radio part.

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