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Old 07-16-2010, 10:03 PM
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That really stinks. Can't use the external antenna and iPod finctionality at the same time. Now that is a flaw in my otherwise awesome car
If you have Smart Car Integration the cradle can use the antenna on the roof of your car charge the phone and also play music. You have to have the correct insert for the cradle. My dealer sold me the wrong cradle and then could not figure out the right one. I found the following info on-line and ordered the correct part. Now all works as it should (the following parts are for the 2011 7 series, but also work for my wife's 2011 X5)

Originial iPhone 84 10 9 164 213
3GS iPhone 84 21 2 158 683
iPod Touch 84 21 2 162 534 (no call functionality)

The follow part numbers are supposed to be for those without Smart Phone Integration so the phone uses the antenna on the roof, but no music. If you have one of these (check the bottom of the insert) you will get a charge, but no music.

Original iPhone 84 10 9 182 792 (phone only no music)
3GS 84 21 2 158 682 (phone only no music)
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:23 AM
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If you have Smart Car Integration the cradle can use the antenna on the roof of your car charge the phone and also play music. You have to have the correct insert for the cradle. My dealer sold me the wrong cradle and then could not figure out the right one. I found the following info on-line and ordered the correct part. Now all works as it should (the following parts are for the 2011 7 series, but also work for my wife's 2011 X5)

Originial iPhone 84 10 9 164 213
3GS iPhone 84 21 2 158 683
iPod Touch 84 21 2 162 534 (no call functionality)

The follow part numbers are supposed to be for those without Smart Phone Integration so the phone uses the antenna on the roof, but no music. If you have one of these (check the bottom of the insert) you will get a charge, but no music.

Original iPhone 84 10 9 182 792 (phone only no music)
3GS 84 21 2 158 682 (phone only no music)
I have the correct snap in adapter "683" but I did not order smart phone integration. Just iPod integration. It came with the plastic holder I purchased the iPhone 3GS adapter and it worked but no music through snap in. Guess there's something under the covers I'm missing since I didn't specifically order smart phone?
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Old 07-19-2010, 02:12 PM
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Does anyone have pictures of mods they did to get their iphone 4 to work in the existing cradle?
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Old 08-23-2010, 01:06 PM
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Can Blackberry make use of the smartphone integration?

Can blackberry make use of the smart phone integration? Thanks.
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Old 08-26-2010, 02:03 PM
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you can definitely play music from the iphones through the smartphone, the only catch is that you NOT have the "Y" adapter also plugged in. If you remove the Y cable you should have full ipod control from iDrive of the iPod functions as well as antenna charging etc... I have no problems with the Smartphone Int. that I have in my 2010 X5. Although I too have been considering using some tools to file down the adapter to fit the iP4. In the interim I bought the dock extension cable and use that to connect the phone to the 3GS adapter.
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:43 AM
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Does anyone have pictures of mods they did to get their iphone 4 to work in the existing cradle?
I found a link with pictures of a modification. I have not tried it myself, but may soon.

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Old 09-05-2010, 02:30 PM
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I might just have to try and mod the cradle. I am not happy with the y-cable. The sound quality is not as good and it does not use the built in antenna on the 7er.
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Old 09-08-2010, 03:46 PM
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iPhone 4 cradle for 2010 750LXi

I have tried all the cradle available now (see below) for iPhone including ipod touch and none of them fits my iPhone 4.
Does any one know if a such cradle for iphone exits or available for 2010-11 750 lxi? BMW USA does not sell one for iPhone 4 yet.

Originial iPhone 84 10 9 164 213
3GS iPhone 84 21 2 158 683
iPod Touch 84 21 2 162 534 (no call functionality)
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Old 09-08-2010, 03:54 PM
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I have tried all the cradle available now (see below) for iPhone including ipod touch and none of them fits my iPhone 4.
Does any one know if a such cradle for iphone exits or available for 2010-11 750 lxi? BMW USA does not sell one for iPhone 4 yet.

Originial iPhone 84 10 9 164 213
3GS iPhone 84 21 2 158 683
iPod Touch 84 21 2 162 534 (no call functionality)
From BMW USA (via their facebook page)

Development on the Apple iPhone 4 is being worked on, timing for the integration cradle has not yet been determined.
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Old 10-23-2010, 08:48 PM
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I have the correct snap in adapter "683" but I did not order smart phone integration. Just iPod integration. It came with the plastic holder I purchased the iPhone 3GS adapter and it worked but no music through snap in. Guess there's something under the covers I'm missing since I didn't specifically order smart phone?
iPod integration is the Y-connector. Without smart phone integration, you cannot get the music to play through the cradle. You can only use the cradle to charge the phone and to use the roof mounted antenna.
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Old 10-31-2010, 11:39 AM
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I have a 2006 750Li and would like to know if BMW makes an iPhone 3gs snap in cradle for my vehicle? Dealership punched in my vin and said they don't make it for my vehicle. I'm confused because in my glove compartment it has the cradle docking station installed.
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:04 PM
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I'm a new 2009 BMW 750i owner. Will be getting the car this weekend as it is being shipped to me from out of state.

I have purchased the Y cable (original BMW) from ebay. I talked to the parts guy at the local dealership and he said that in his car, he uses the Y cable and the USB connection charges the iphone and he can control the music, etc via the idrive. And with bluetooth, the phone book, etc also works fine. So the only thing is that the antenna boost of the cradle is lost.

Is this correct, or am I missing something. He also said that his family has blackberries and they use the normal USB to mini-USB cable to charge the blackberry and again the bluetooth syncs the phone book, etc.

So it really seems like you need the cradle only for the antenna boost. Is this correct, or have I missed something. I want to know so I can decide if I need to pay for the cradles. My wife as an iphone and I have a blackberry bold.
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Old 11-05-2010, 04:02 PM
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That's all good, but they should have released the cradle already, instead of having to go thru all the work that you've done.
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Old 11-05-2010, 04:03 PM
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That sucks that they sold you the wrong cradle! #1 They are expensive enough and to think that you were sold the wrong cradle!
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Old 11-14-2010, 09:36 AM
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If you have Smart Car Integration the cradle can use the antenna on the roof of your car charge the phone and also play music. You have to have the correct insert for the cradle. My dealer sold me the wrong cradle and then could not figure out the right one. I found the following info on-line and ordered the correct part. Now all works as it should (the following parts are for the 2011 7 series, but also work for my wife's 2011 X5)

Originial iPhone 84 10 9 164 213
3GS iPhone 84 21 2 158 683
iPod Touch 84 21 2 162 534 (no call functionality)

The follow part numbers are supposed to be for those without Smart Phone Integration so the phone uses the antenna on the roof, but no music. If you have one of these (check the bottom of the insert) you will get a charge, but no music.

Original iPhone 84 10 9 182 792 (phone only no music)
3GS 84 21 2 158 682 (phone only no music)
I'm just infuriated that we are in mid-November of 2010 and there is STILL no iPhone 4 cradle and frankly that at Paris BMW is bragging about its iPad integration packages and so forth is absolutely nuts, when you can't get an iPhone 4 into your car without just using bluetooth or apparently an exacto knife (though mine will *cram* into a 682 cradle. My Question: I have a 2011 X5 and my dealer sent me (for my iPhone4) a 682 cradle. The phone still wants a bluetooth connection to recognize the phone *at all*. Do the cradles not make the phone appear to the car? I have smartcar integration nav etc., all that stuff. It seems odd to me that even the 682 cradle would require me to have bluetooth on.

Related question...every single time I get in my car, it re-absorbs my 3000 person address book...for 10 minutes...by bluetooth. Then forgets it again. The Performance Driving Center delivery dude in Spartanburg said it was possible to make it absorb and remember then not resync until instructed. Is this true?
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Old 11-14-2010, 10:17 AM
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I'm just infuriated that we are in mid-November of 2010 and there is STILL no iPhone 4 cradle and frankly that at Paris BMW is bragging about its iPad integration packages and so forth is absolutely nuts, when you can't get an iPhone 4 into your car without just using bluetooth or apparently an exacto knife (though mine will *cram* into a 682 cradle. My Question: I have a 2011 X5 and my dealer sent me (for my iPhone4) a 682 cradle. The phone still wants a bluetooth connection to recognize the phone *at all*. Do the cradles not make the phone appear to the car? I have smartcar integration nav etc., all that stuff. It seems odd to me that even the 682 cradle would require me to have bluetooth on.

Related question...every single time I get in my car, it re-absorbs my 3000 person address book...for 10 minutes...by bluetooth. Then forgets it again. The Performance Driving Center delivery dude in Spartanburg said it was possible to make it absorb and remember then not resync until instructed. Is this true?
The cradle only connects the antenna of the car and provides power. It does not connect it to the car's system. I also have to re-sync my contacts as well as connect to the bluetooth.

The bluetooth seems to be very quick while my address book does take a few minutes.
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Smile So, the iPhone 4 Cradle will be USELESS

So let's gather all our information.
The iPhone 4 will in fact connect to a cradle. I've done it with my month old diesel x5. You can cram it into the 3g/3gs cradle(s). It charges the phone. It gives it the capacity to access music through the iphone. It doesn't interfere with the bluetooth connection of the phone to the car. I've gotten Pandora to play through the iPhone while connected in a cradle, which it wouldn't have done by bluetooth.
The iPhone connects with the car for address book and for phone call purposes through bluetooth. PERIOD. Cradle or not.
BUT...
The iPhone 4 cradle is a year late. Despite multiple iOS integration promises, including iPads in the back seat instead of movie screens at the Paris show, zilch. For models like mine that have been out just a few months, too.
MORE IMPORTANT, the mobile office functions that are so great will not work on ANY new BMW with an iPhone 4. Period. NONE OF THEM. Forget getting texts, having it read SMS, any of it. Moreover, the car cannot connect to Google for the Google functions in the Nav system that it proclaims that it has...which would really be nice for lots of reasons.

MOST IMPORTANT...the Sharkfin antenna WILL NOT CONNECT with the iPhone 4, according to all posters on all forums, because the iPhone 4 (apparently) like all other iPhones, has an induction antenna and no wired connection for increasing/connecting antenna internal to any external antenna. So the connection will improve your signal only if through some act of god there is a change in how the phone's "induction" receives signal once you put the phone inside a thick plastic box in the middle of your car, plugged below that into another thick cradle.

MOST MOST important: BMW is SILENT on this. They are not telling Dealers or customers ANYTHING. They are an embarrassment to Apple in this regard. It is unthinkable that in the US market in particular that they'd keep trumpeting what are obviously intended to be "apple-centric" features, all mixed up with iphones, pods, etc., without telling you or the salespeople what the heck they are talking about.

THIS ISN'T DIFFICULT. BMW do you read these posts? Figure that for every person who did enough online research to turn up these facts and posted about it, there are 500 people who just figured out they were screwed when their world's most popular smartphone didn't fit in their car, and don't yet realize that the kit they can't buy will be useless when they get it, unless they just want to hide their phone while it charges, since the cradle doesn't even improve audio, having buried the phone in that regard as well.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ask your dealer to ask BMWNA to get their stuff together or stop talking about Apple. And if you learn anything please post.
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Really they should just call it BMW BLACKBERRY CONNECT.
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:41 AM
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PLEASE ask your dealer to ask BMWNA to get their stuff together or stop talking about Apple.
The funny thing is, by the time the cradle comes out for the iPhone 4, Apple will have already released iPhone 5. I hope they use the same shape, ie 3G and 3GS, so we can use the cradle with iPhone 5.
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Available?

My sales rep called me today and said he had a notice from BMW that the iPhone 4 cradle was now available to order...one of the features listed is connectivity to the shark fin antenna...we'll see.

He is ordering one for me but did not have an eta at the moment...
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Any word on when our cars will support Bluetooth connections for either the Verizon Wireless Motorola Razr V3 or the Verizon Wireless Apple iPhone 4!?
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Any word on when our cars will support Bluetooth connections for either the Verizon Wireless Motorola Razr V3 or the Verizon Wireless Apple iPhone 4!?
Mine already works with the Verizon iPhone 4.
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Great to hear! I'll have to give it a go when I get my car back from servicing.
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My Iphone 4G cradle has been ordered aswell, should arrive pretty soon according to the guy in the parts department ...
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My parts guy is telling me that he thinks the bulliten says that the iPhone 4 cradle only powers the phone and the media does not work.

Anyone else have any information on this?

UPDATE: See post below.
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