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Old 09-14-2014, 04:07 AM
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iphone 6??

hi

Wondering if there was any news regarding the new Apple iPhone 6, regarding:

a) overall compatability?
b)a new center console cradle coming out??

I'd like to possibly upgrade but don't want to find any major snags (re 'a")

Thanks
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The cradles arrive very slowly. I would allow 8 to 12 months. I just use the Apple USB cable to connect my iPhone.
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Old 09-14-2014, 09:21 AM
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The cradles arrive very slowly. I would allow 8 to 12 months.
Even that may be optimistic.
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Old 09-14-2014, 02:31 PM
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I just want to know if the iphone 6 Plus will fit in the F10 cupholder.

Otherwise there won't be anywhere to keep it if its too big.
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Old 09-14-2014, 07:29 PM
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I just want to know if the iphone 6 Plus will fit in the F10 cupholder.

Otherwise there won't be anywhere to keep it if its too big.
Velcro it to the headliner? 8-)
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Old 09-14-2014, 07:56 PM
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iphone 6??

This works wonderfully with the F10 middle vents. There is a larger version available that would work with the iPhone 6 Plus.

http://store.apple.com/ca/product/HF...unt-for-iphone

Why would anyone plug in via USB instead of using Bluetooth and going wireless?


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Old 09-14-2014, 09:01 PM
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I just want to know if the iphone 6 Plus will fit in the F10 cupholder.

Otherwise there won't be anywhere to keep it if its too big.
Aren't the dimensions on Apple.com? Measure the cup holder. Door pocket for sure.

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Why would anyone plug in via USB instead of using Bluetooth and going wireless?
To charge after a day at work.
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Old 09-15-2014, 03:57 AM
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Ah.....for charging....of course. My bad.


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Old 09-15-2014, 08:04 AM
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Why would anyone plug in via USB instead of using Bluetooth and going wireless?

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Old 09-15-2014, 10:16 AM
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I just want to know if the iphone 6 Plus will fit in the F10 cupholder.

Otherwise there won't be anywhere to keep it if its too big.
There are plenty of other places to put it. The compartments on either one of the doors. Inside the center console. Inside the storage area to the left of the steering wheel. Glove box.
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Old 09-15-2014, 03:45 PM
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I had a center cradle for my iPhone 4 and rarely used it. I use a Mophie battery extender/protective cover and it's a major hassle to take it on and off. Cradle offers charging- USB cable does same thing, and marginal better antenna because it hooks into the car's antennas.

I've turned all my friends on to Mophie. 80/100/120% models. Great add on. I charge my phone every 2 days now.
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Old 09-15-2014, 04:08 PM
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There are plenty of other places to put it. The compartments on either one of the doors. Inside the center console. Inside the storage area to the left of the steering wheel. Glove box.
Yes, but none of those places allow for easy and/or quick access to the phone. Currently when my iphone5 is sitting in the left cupholder, I can glance at it to see the text etc...
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Old 09-15-2014, 04:43 PM
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Yes, but none of those places allow for easy and/or quick access to the phone. Currently when my iphone5 is sitting in the left cupholder, I can glance at it to see the text etc...
Not to sound holier-than-thou, but why would you need to see a text while driving? I certainly hope you wouldn't respond to it while driving. And is there really a text that's that important? People have been driving for quite a while without receiving texts.

Of course since your phone will Bluetooth to iDrive, it doesn't need to be out/visible to be functional as far as phone calls. But there again, knowing it's a safety concern, we don't really need to be on a phone call while driving unless it's an absolute emergency do we?

Not trying to be a dick, but putting your phone in an alternate compartment is a solution to your question, plus keeps us all a little safer.
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Old 09-16-2014, 07:13 AM
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I can access siri to read and reply to my texts through the cars audio system. Can pre lci F10's do this?

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I can access siri to read and reply to my texts through the cars audio system. Can pre lci F10's do this?
When I do this with siri it doesn't mark the texts as read after reading them to me, so that if I get another text and tell siri 'read new texts' it reads them all again. Have you found a solution to this?
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Old 09-16-2014, 12:03 PM
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Yes, but none of those places allow for easy and/or quick access to the phone. Currently when my iphone5 is sitting in the left cupholder, I can glance at it to see the text etc...
Sorry this really is not a good idea. Better to have texts read to you than try to look at them. Let's assume you can glance down for just 2 seconds. At "only" 60 mph, your car will travel 178 feet, enough for someone to cut you off or 178 fewer feet to hit the brakes if someone in front stops. Think about 60 yards on a football field.
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Not to sound holier-than-thou, but why would you need to see a text while driving? I certainly hope you wouldn't respond to it while driving. And is there really a text that's that important? People have been driving for quite a while without receiving texts.

Of course since your phone will Bluetooth to iDrive, it doesn't need to be out/visible to be functional as far as phone calls. But there again, knowing it's a safety concern, we don't really need to be on a phone call while driving unless it's an absolute emergency do we?

Not trying to be a dick, but putting your phone in an alternate compartment is a solution to your question, plus keeps us all a little safer.
I own several different businesses; my car is an extension of my office. So yes, I NEED to be on my phone. That's why bluetooth is part of the system, no? Where did I say that I text while driving?

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I can access siri to read and reply to my texts through the cars audio system. Can pre lci F10's do this?

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Nope.

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Sorry this really is not a good idea. Better to have texts read to you than try to look at them. Let's assume you can glance down for just 2 seconds. At "only" 60 mph, your car will travel 178 feet, enough for someone to cut you off or 178 fewer feet to hit the brakes if someone in front stops.
I sit at a lot of stoplights. Plenty of time to grab my phone and read a 2 line text. Having it in the cupholder instead of the glove box makes that action much easier and shorter.

Where I keep my phone is my business. I simply asked about the size of the new iPhone.

You guys can get of your soapboxes now.
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Here's a site that compares all models of iphone.

http://www.apple.com/iphone/compare/
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You can view your text messages through the Idrive/navigation screen. When I receive a text message there is a message icon that appears on nav screen. I have one of the radio buttons set as a shortcut to messages. Once I view the message I use text to speech and the message is read to me through audio system.
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I own several different businesses; my car is an extension of my office. So yes, I NEED to be on my phone. That's why bluetooth is part of the system, no? Where did I say that I text while driving?



Nope.



I sit at a lot of stoplights. Plenty of time to grab my phone and read a 2 line text. Having it in the cupholder instead of the glove box makes that action much easier and shorter.

Where I keep my phone is my business. I simply asked about the size of the new iPhone.

You guys can get of your soapboxes now.
Good luck to you pal. Just don't want to read about Forum members crashing their machines. Lots of people who say they don't text while driving do text while driving. If you really don't that's good.
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