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12-29-2007 06:21 PM #1
I have a 2007 650 convertible with a production date of 04/07 (I think). I'm thinking of getting an iPhone but read on the BMW website that it isn't compatible via USB because the production date is prior to 09/07. Does anyone know if I can have the USB connection installed by the dealer? Also, BMW site says the iPhone is not Bluetooth compatible, but I think I've seen other posts here saying that it is. Can anyone clarify?
12-31-2007 04:16 PM #2
01-04-2008 03:00 PM #3
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Re: iPhone not so flawless
I got my iPhone in July '07 and mated it with my 2006 650i with no problems. After a few months of working fairly well I noticed bluetooth failures. I would get a ring, answer the call and find out the party on the other end would not be able to hear me. Or, I would get a quick disconnect.
It has gotten to the point when I answer the call I immediatly switch to the iPhone from the car. That is easy and quick to do with the iPhone.
01-04-2008 04:12 PM #4
Re: iPhone not so flawless
Thank you. That does it. I've decided to stick with my tried and true Moto RAZR. I can't believe BMW hasn't worked out the Bluetooth bugs with the iPhone since it so fervently promotes the device in its newer models. I missed the USB interface option by a few months. Does anyone know if there's a retrofit available? Does the USB connection take the place of Bluetooth as well?
01-04-2008 10:03 PM #5
01-07-2008 12:11 PM #6
Flawless on my 06 650, although I do not have iPod
/iPhone interface for audio. The phone works perfectly. I believe my car had the software upgrade at the first regularly scheduled service last June (one year from purchase). In fact the iPhone works better on my BMW than it does on my 08 Audi A8, which has an iPhone/iPod interface for audio.
01-08-2008 01:27 PM #7
iPhone is BT compatible on 2006 up
Hey, we're getting some misinformation here! The bluetooth compatibility exists all the way back to production in 2006 (for '07 models). Yes, I've had a few (say, two or three) instances of weird behavior, but remember, it's a computer! It will go away on re-boot (i.e., when the car is stopped and then restarted). I had a Razr and upgraded to iPhone; the iPhone advantage is that you can choose on the start-up screen to answer in the car or on the phone. The pairing is very easy. I also have an iPod connector in the glove box. The whole setup is beyond awesome.
'07 Cab, manual, silver w/gray top, chateau, light wood, night vision, HUD, iPod, Sirius, HD radio, sport pckg, adaptive cruise, star-spoke 92 wheels, Passport SR7
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