IPhone 3GS :: BMW SmartPhone Integration IOS 4.0 With Car Stereos?
A number of vehicles have recently provided iPod and iPhone specific hardware integration into their stereo systems, and after-market systems have had these features for a while. In my case, and for the purposes of this thread, I am concerned with BMW-specific hardware. Before I make the jump to the iOS 4.0 upgrade, my primary concern is with car stereo connectivity. Specifically, I have a BMW with a factory stereo that includes the 'iPod Integration' and the 'SmartPhone Integration' packages, and the console adapter for the iPhone 3G/3Gs. It allows full use of the iPod-style functions of the phone through the stereo as well as use of buttons on the steering wheel.After reading a number of posts where folks have had issues with their iPhone 3Gs phones following the iOS 4.0 upgrade (with Alpine, Kenwood, Pioneer, or other equipment), I am wondering whether anyone has performed the upgrade and connected to a factory BMW system.Once the new iPhone has shipped, I'll also be interested in finding out how it works with USB connections and whether a docking adapter is going to be made available, but that is secondary to the question of whether my current phone will continue to work following a software/firmware update.
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