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

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Old 02-11-2013, 08:55 PM
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iPhone 5, lightning adapter, 2008 X5

So I've been trying to confirm whether it works or not but I can't seem to find a definitive answer. I have the Y adapter in a 2008 x5. Does the Lightning 30 pin adapter work in the x5?

I bought one of the cheap chinese knockoffs which has been working fine but doesn't seem to work with the Y adapter. I have the Apple adapter on order but just wanted some confirmation.
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:15 AM
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Yes, it works (sort of). Both the lightning cable and the adapter version.

By "sort of", I mean that the iPhone 5 charges but it doesn't get the cell antenna boost.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:40 AM
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Not sure what you mean by cell antenna boost.

Can I still play my music lists?
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:30 AM
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Sorry, didn't read that right! I was talking about the iPhone cradle.

The Y-adapter and lightning adapter work just fine. No problems at all You can play music.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:34 AM
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Ok, I guess getting the genuine Apple adapter should solve the problem. I will report my results.

The chinese knockoff was working really well so I'm surprised it didn't work with the Y adapter.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:50 AM
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I have not heard of any 'lightning knockoffs' that work... (and I'm not just talking about in a BMW). I'm surprised that you find one that works in some cases.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:13 AM
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Nah, they do work. They wouldn't advertise for very long if they didn't work. The one thing is that Apple can programmatically change things in the future so things could change but they are so cheap it doesn't really matter.
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:12 PM
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FYI, in case anyone wants a comparison, the OEM Apple lightning adapter worked fine with the BMW Y adapter.

The knockoff works fine for data-syncing and recharging.

I got the knockoff from this company. iPhone5Mod

Bought the combo deal, micro-USB to lightning adapter and 30pin to lightning adapter. micro-USB still works using a battery power pack but the 30pin adapter seems to have stopped working in my docking station.

Guess I'm gonna stick with genuine stuff especially since I can get deals on eBay.
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