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      10-09-2012, 09:05 PM   #1
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Lightbulb BMW iPhone 5 Adapter in the Works. Expected Next June

BMW iPhone 5 Adapter in the Works. Expected Next June
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UPDATE 10/15: We've just posted an FAQ/overview of iPhone 5 and iOS6 functionality in BMW models as it currently stands. See FAQ HERE.

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 Digital/Analog 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.