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Old 07-14-2013, 06:16 AM
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iphone or Galaxy s4 for my new 5 series?

Im looking to buy a new 5 series September 2013. I also need to replace my iphone 4. Should i replace it with an iphone 5 or a Galaxy s4 to get the best out of the phone when driving the car (such as access to emails etc)?
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:26 AM
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I believe you should be fine with any of those phones when it comes to setting up your blue tooth... Just got the 535 and I'm living the Bluetooth on it so far I've use it a few times already...
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:22 AM
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I just replaced an iphone 4S with the Galaxy S4. I lost the bmw apps capability (which I really didn't use, except Pandora which I now have to control through the phone), but bmw is supposed to be working on bmw apps for android as well. However, if I receive a text while in the car, I can now have it read to me which I didn't get with my iPhone. I couldn't get office to work with either phone for emails, so I don't know if its me or the phones.
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:25 AM
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I have the iphone 5 and everything works except emails from office. I use the web radio app from BMW apps the most.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:08 AM
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What I want to know is when the hell they are going to make the adapter available for the IPhone 5??
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:11 AM
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iPhone 5. That is all.
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Old 07-14-2013, 01:31 PM
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Wait, do people still buy new Iphones?
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:18 PM
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Wait, do people still buy new Iphones?
I would imagine you will see a wave of new iPhone purchases now that the price has dropped to $99.
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:25 PM
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I'm surprised that you can't check emails on your iPhone like the blackberry unless I missed something fundamental. Think that's a big deal and the only thing that blackberry has over the iPhone for bmw. Again, assuming I missed the functionality.
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:58 PM
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I have a Galaxy S3 and I despise it. As for how it works on my car, I'm unimpressed compared to how transparent my brothers old iPhone 4 is in it. It just seems the car was made with iPhones in mind. Now with SIRI getting more transparent use and taking over your cars voice control, not to mention the apparently immaculate iOS7 getting a majorly upgraded SIRI to go along with that (who knows how far the possibilities of vehicular voice control will go with that): If you're basing your phone choice on how it interacts with your car especially, IMO it's a no brainer: iPhone 5.

Best Buy had a great deal going on for iPhone 5's via buying back your 4/4S for enough to where you wouldn't have to pay anything more than the tax on iPhone 5. It went for a week and I personally got like 5 people I know to do it. Seemed very popular as Best Buys were packed with people switching up so I'd look out for incentives like that as well.
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:07 AM
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so am i right? no messages with the iphone, but messages with blackberry?
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:44 AM
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Wait, do people still buy new Iphones?
Really?
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