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E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 11-17-2011, 08:38 PM
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Many thanks for the quick replay APW. My ipod is the original from way back, so it's interesting things are different now. I have a couple of years old iPod touch that I purchased for my home dock and surround sound. Do you think those pins are what you refer to as probably compatible with the 528 controls now?

Even more interesting is the iPhone only allows contacts and calendar entries. In the very short time I've had my 5 series, I've become hooked on the office and message capability. Is this an apple blocking issue??? And if so, any idea on why they don't allow messages to translate thru bmw office?

I would think I could fast forward with controls on my steering wheel instead of having to hit the forward button on the dash, but the scroll button only shows the songs. Am I missing something?

Apologies in advance for all of the newb questions.
iPod touch should be fine.

In short yes it's a apple problem and poor support for Bluetooth profiles in general. BMW would still need to make some changes on their side but fortunately BMW provided a way for customers to update the bluetooth stack in the car now .... Finally.

Hmm ... Not familiar with the 5 series scroll wheel in the steering wheel. On the x5 you can skip tracks with the steering wheel buttons no prob.
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Old 12-01-2011, 07:54 PM
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iPhone 4s and BMW Connect drive

Recently purchased a iphone only to find that it will not import email messages. Bummer...
My Blackberry Storm 2 was fully integrated with the BMW software. Fortunately, I have another few days to return the apple phone. Checked with Apple and they do not have any upcoming software updates to deal with the issue. Great phone but lacks the MAP protocol to make the phone fully compliant with car.

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Old 12-01-2011, 09:23 PM
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Greg, which OS was your Storm 2 running? I got a 9700 running 5.0 and I still cannot get my messages or e-mails on screen. I can still get phone calls, address book and music, though..
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:17 PM
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Blackberry/iPhone and BMW Apps

I was using Blackberry OS 6 on my 9800. My wife's Bold 9780 running OS 6 also works on the BMW. I am very disappointed that the iPhone only syncs my contacts. The email feature was a great thing. Once on the car system the program would read the email back to me when received.

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Old 12-01-2011, 11:27 PM
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OK, it should be 6.0 then. I recently downgraded to 5.0 after 6.0 ate up all my memory space.
I try to stay away from my e-mails while on the go by locking my blackberry in the storage compartment and using USB to browse my songs, but it is still good to have. Especially for text messages. Was it also able to read BBM messages? Or only SMS & e-mails? Come to think of it, on long commute (NY Traffic sucks!) I might get a response on that CL ad, and might miss it by the time I get home.. I can simply call the guy back..

Although all this will be a lie (just like the cake) once I jump ship to Android..
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