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Old 10-22-2013, 09:50 AM
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iPhone 5 cradle now available on BMW website

Didn't see this posted previously, but was just looking on the BMW website and it looks like the iPhone 5/5S cradle is now available.

http://www.shopbmwusa.com/PRODUCT/43...NAP-IN-ADAPTER
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Old 10-22-2013, 04:42 PM
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THANKS ON THAT I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS.
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:12 PM
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I thought the 5/5S weren't capable of video out or "video playback" contrary to what the description indicates.


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Old 10-22-2013, 05:23 PM
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That description is odd. The Lightning port outputs a digital video signal which the head unit in the iDrive can't play.
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:02 PM
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Here we go again with BMW's confusing information on their website. Lots of people are gonna buy this adapter then complain because the website said it supports video playback. Take a screen shot of the website.
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Perhaps the Connect version does have a DAC, after all?

I'm using this adapter since Monday, but cannot check it for video as I do not have full 6NR option in my F10...
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:04 AM
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The NBT iDrive has the capability to play videos via USB sticks via coding... so it is possible that this Connect snap-in can do the same but without coding tricks.

Actually, maybe, just maybe what the coding really does is to enable the Connect video functionality via the standard USB.
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:07 AM
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Hmm but I can't play videos from my phone when it's connected via a cable to the USB port and my car is coded and does play via a USB key.


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hmm but i can't play videos from my phone when it's connected via a cable to the usb port and my car is coded and does play via a usb key.


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That description is odd. The Lightning port outputs a digital video signal which the head unit in the iDrive can't play.
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Like I said... Take a screen shot of their false advertisement
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:41 PM
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I'm not saying either way but playing video may be different than iPod out which clearly isn't supported as per other sources.
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:44 PM
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As I read the ad, I don't see any reference to video out. So IMHO, nothing false. As has been said many times on this site, With the iPhone 5, Apple went from analog video output to a digital video output and BMW can't decode the digital stream. Maybe someday they will change the codec.
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As I read the ad, I don't see any reference to video out. So IMHO, nothing false. As has been said many times on this site, With the iPhone 5, Apple went from analog video output to a digital video output and BMW can't decode the digital stream. Maybe someday they will change the codec.
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"In addition to the great features noted for Smart Phone integration, it allows you to use the "PlugIn" as well as the "Video Playback" features"

Edit: ErnestHouse beat me to it.
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Mea culpa.......I stand corrected.....Don't know how I missed it.
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Old 10-23-2013, 03:35 PM
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Looking at the Lighting specs, the problem with the iPhone 5 is that it supports video only via WiFi and not via its Lighting connector. And this Connect snap in does not include WiFi so what you found proves not only that the website description is wrong but also that the Connect snap in does in fact not include WiFi for video.

However, what I'm saying is that the NBT iDrive supports video via digital input, something that the CIC iDrive could not as it was only analog. So that alone will make possible videos from the iPhone 5 some day, something that was impossible with the CIC.

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Hmm but I can't play videos from my phone when it's connected via a cable to the USB port and my car is coded and does play via a USB key.


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If you go to the link provided in the description of the cradle, the USB connection section indicates video is not supported for either the 5 or 5s. In typical BMWNA fashion it's on a Bluetooth compatibility page, which makes no sense. That organization is in serious need of a team of knowledgable proofreaders and fact checkers.
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The adapter works as the one for iPhone 4, the specs bmw lists are correct. I'm using a 5s with it.


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Just trying to add some data points to the issue.


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I have to use 2 phones in my car. My old iPhone 4 in the media adapter for videos and blue tooth my iPhone 5S for calls. It's rather stupid but it's either that of use a USB stick with videos and connect it in the glove compartment.
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I have to use 2 phones in my car. My old iPhone 4 in the media adapter for videos and blue tooth my iPhone 5S for calls. It's rather stupid but it's either that of use a USB stick with videos and connect it in the glove compartment.
I'm in the same boat as you. I use my old iPhone 4s as a glorified iPod and my 5s for personal use.
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