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Old 10-05-2013, 02:03 PM
LAINY651 LAINY651 is offline
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Angry iphone 5 Y Cable Not Supported

** HELP ** I tried to connect my iphone5 through USB with an apple white USB cable (which came with the phone) to play music with idrive. Can play through AUX no problem but after connecting USB it was reading for a few seconds then came up with message 'not supported' After reading threads on here I purchased the 'BMW Y cable for iphone5' from Amazon. Thought this would solve my problem - but no. Still saying 'not supported' arrrggghhhhh !!!!

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Old 10-06-2013, 01:12 PM
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mine works perfectly fine on iphone5 and iphone4s
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Old 10-06-2013, 02:33 PM
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Is yours a Y cable specifically for the iphone 5 or are you using the old type iphone 4 Y cable with a lightening adapter. I am going to return this iphone 5 Y cable as the reviews on Amazon for it all say they don't work. Should have read the reviews first I suppose !!
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:23 PM
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I have a 2011 with the CIC based iDrive. I use the BMW "Y" cable (bought from eBay for like $35) and the apple lightning adapter (from 30-pin dock, to that damn lightning jack) and it works fine with my iPhone 5. It plays anything in my music library, pandora podcast app etc. It knows the artist and track names etc. It pauses and plays automatically when starting and stopping the car or switching inputs.

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