Originally Posted by eolas
And for those of us without iDrive, can we implement iPod audio solely via the USB port?
The 6FL USB adapter does not require iDrive to process audio, it has always processed iPod audio since introduction. The issue with the iPod cable and the 6FL has been playing DRM songs (it can't on purpose) and its non-standard tags used for songs in the HDD (they don't display the actual song name, only codes like F0D).
Otherwise, you can play the iPod thru the 6FL using the Apple cable. It sound better than using the OEM cable thru the AUX as well...