BMWs support iPhone audio out of the box

BMWs support iPhone audio out of the box

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Apple may be rumored to be working with Mercedes on an in-car interface, but it is Benz's arch-rival BMW that has been one of the first automakers to declare its cars' compatibility with the all-conquering iPhone. According to this page on Bimmer's Web site dedicated to welcoming the gadget, these 2007 model-year BMWs will come with the option of an interface to allow them to use the iPod function of the iPhone:

  • 3 and 5 series models with a production date of March '07 or later
  • X5 models with a production date of April '07 or later
  • 6 series models with a production date of September '07 or later

BMW's announcement does have the merit of being more than iPhonemania opportunism: while the iPhone has a 30-pin connector in the vein of regular iPods, it is not currently compatible with all iPod accessories. Apple is reportedly working on a firmware update to fix this.


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