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      10-09-2012, 08:05 PM   #1
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Apple recently released its iPhone 5 and with it came a change to its connector from the previous 30-pin to the new 8-pin 'Lightning' connector.

This change unfortunately means that the new iPhone will no longer work with BMW's current iPhone snap-in-adapters. So when can we expect the the new adapters for the iPhone 5 from BMW?

We've learned that BMW has already started work on the snap-in-adapters for the newest iPhone. The changes however, are said to be quite complex (due to the new connector) and development will therefore require some months to complete. The changes are not as easy as one may think. For example, the iPhone/iPod Out function requires the video D/A converter circuitry to be integrated into the actual snap-in adapter, which will naturally take some time to develop, test, and release.

The estimated delivery time frame is approximately 7 months and it's anticipated to be ready in June 2013.

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      10-10-2012, 09:33 AM   #2
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Good news but longer than I would have expected.
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Longer than you would have expected based on all your experience designing iPhone interfaces, designing, testing, and manufacturing automotive products?
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Longer than you would have expected based on all your experience designing iPhone interfaces, designing, testing, and manufacturing automotive products?


iPhone 4 media adaptor took 1 year so we should be thankful it might only be 7 months - but expect it to take longer in reality
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At least it's good to hear they're working on it and not just burying their head in the sand.
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Just in time for the release of the iPhone 6
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Just in time for the release of the iPhone 6
You mean 5S?
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      10-15-2012, 03:23 PM   #8
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It takes 5 generations to change the connector. We will be thus safe with 5S or 6 whatever.
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