Originally Posted by watrob
It won't work with Porsche, and I know it won't work with my Ferrari, Audi as well. 95% of cars work with analog input, I would say that the car industry will not be too happy with Apple, and I am certainetly not happy.
What doesn't work? Yes, the iPhone 5 has a new hard connection technology (aka Lightning), however there is an adapter for the older 30-pin connector not to mention Bluetooth for OTA connectivity.
So, at worst, your existing BMW cradle will not work with the new iPhone 5.
That's technology - progress, not future-proof promises.
Android? Windows Phone? Blackberry? None of these OS options are standardized on a single form factor, so it would not even have been possible to build a cradle to accommodate them, not to mention all of those OS options are so seriously fragmented from a SW perspective, any type of connectively is suspect.
For myself, I'll upgrade to iPhone 5 and iOS 6 and enjoy the additional integration with iDrive.