E90Post
 


MaxcySpeed & Company
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > UK > Iphone 4 adaptor



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-02-2011, 10:04 AM   #1
thess
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: E92 335d
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Scotland

Posts: 35
iTrader: (0)

Iphone 4 adaptor

New Iphone 4 adaptor arrived today so I am posting some photos.
Part number is on the last photo
Attached Images
   
thess is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-02-2011, 10:43 AM   #2
Spoonhead
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: A Red 320d ED
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: not close enough to Old Trafford

Posts: 360
iTrader: (0)

How much did it cost?

Gazza
Spoonhead is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-02-2011, 10:57 AM   #3
thess
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: E92 335d
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Scotland

Posts: 35
iTrader: (0)

60 + Vat so a total of 72
thess is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-02-2011, 11:12 AM   #4
Spoonhead
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: A Red 320d ED
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: not close enough to Old Trafford

Posts: 360
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by thess View Post
60 + Vat so a total of 72
Why am I not surprised.

Thanks for the info.

Gazza
Spoonhead is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-02-2011, 11:51 AM   #5
coopersim
Captain
 
coopersim's Avatar
 
Drives: VW Lupo
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Berks

Posts: 775
iTrader: (2)

At least the market place will be flooded with cheap 3GS adapters
coopersim is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      02-02-2011, 11:55 AM   #6
coopersim
Captain
 
coopersim's Avatar
 
Drives: VW Lupo
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Berks

Posts: 775
iTrader: (2)

Out of interest where is the switch for the can cooler? It seems to be blocked off?
coopersim is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      02-02-2011, 12:03 PM   #7
thess
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: E92 335d
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Scotland

Posts: 35
iTrader: (0)

No can cooler as I do not have the climate control only air conditioning.
thess is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-03-2011, 12:45 PM   #8
wza
Private First Class
 
wza's Avatar
 
Drives: 335i Coupe SE
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: The Only Way Is Essex

Posts: 130
iTrader: (0)

Am I right in thinking that the adaptor just charges iphone 4 and improves signal as uses shark fin aerial?
wza is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-03-2011, 01:01 PM   #9
Barnsleyshaun
Private
 
Barnsleyshaun's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 320D MSport
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Barnsley

Posts: 57
iTrader: (0)

please don't shoot me down.........

but your nano thats plugged into the aux in - what is it doing?

I have no bluetooth option / no idrive option and no USB port, only aux in and want my ipod touch to play through the stereo and dont know where to start.

thinking of a either a parrot MKi9200 hands free kit or a replacement head unit altogether such as the Parrot.

cue abuse for being thick!
__________________

E92 320D MSport LCI Mineral White/Coral Red
Barnsleyshaun is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      02-03-2011, 01:09 PM   #10
wza
Private First Class
 
wza's Avatar
 
Drives: 335i Coupe SE
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: The Only Way Is Essex

Posts: 130
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Barnsleyshaun View Post
please don't shoot me down.........

but your nano thats plugged into the aux in - what is it doing?

I have no bluetooth option / no idrive option and no USB port, only aux in and want my ipod touch to play through the stereo and dont know where to start.

thinking of a either a parrot MKi9200 hands free kit or a replacement head unit altogether such as the Parrot.

cue abuse for being thick!
You can to buy a 3.5 mm male to male connector (fairly cheaply, mine was 3.50 at a local electric store), then select audio aux on stereo, as opposed to cd/radio. I have Idrive so don't know exactly how this is done on a non Idrive set up, but in princeable is how it works on mine, so it should work fine, no need for parrot, you control tunes through your i'device though.
wza is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-03-2011, 01:35 PM   #11
bh021
Private First Class
 
Drives: 330d Msport
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: ll

Posts: 114
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via MSN to bh021
Where did you get this from, does it just slot into place ?
bh021 is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      02-03-2011, 02:05 PM   #12
Dr Dave
Zummerzet Zyder Drinker!
 
Dr Dave's Avatar
 
Drives: '06 330D Le Mans Blue
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Somerset

Posts: 5,538
iTrader: (3)

Garage List
I think I'll keep me £70 in me pocket!
__________________
Dr Dave is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      02-03-2011, 02:47 PM   #13
doc_ab
Major
 
Drives: 640D M Sport coupe
Join Date: May 2010
Location: buckinghamshire

Posts: 1,081
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2009 BMW 330D  [0.00]
2012 BMW 640D  [0.00]
Can I just clarify with aux in you still have to control music from the iPod and not via drive?
doc_ab is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-03-2011, 04:04 PM   #14
DavS1
Major
 
DavS1's Avatar
 
Drives: Emfree
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Glasgow

Posts: 1,146
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 BMW M3  [0.00]
doc that is correct
__________________
http://www.e90post.com/forums/signaturepics/sigpic97427_1.gif
Monte Carlo Blue M3 Comp
DavS1 is offline   Scotland
0
Reply With Quote
      02-03-2011, 05:19 PM   #15
thess
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: E92 335d
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Scotland

Posts: 35
iTrader: (0)

just to clarify, next to the aux in I have the usb port and the black cable you can see is the bmw ipod connector cable. My ipod is controlled through the stereo and the steering wheel.
thess is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-03-2011, 05:31 PM   #16
wza
Private First Class
 
wza's Avatar
 
Drives: 335i Coupe SE
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: The Only Way Is Essex

Posts: 130
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by wza View Post
You can to buy a 3.5 mm male to male connector (fairly cheaply, mine was 3.50 at a local electric store), then select audio aux on stereo, as opposed to cd/radio. I have Idrive so don't know exactly how this is done on a non Idrive set up, but in princeable is how it works on mine, so it should work fine, no need for parrot, you control tunes through your i'device though.
When I said idevice, i meant iphone, ipod classic/nano/touch etc - I didn't mean idrive however as you can't control through idrive/steering wheel unless you have USB option like OP does.

There is something you can buy that plugs in to the CD changer port at the back of the stereo (it takes away the CD boot changer if you have one), and allows control of itunes playlists through the CD control on the stereo. I'm not exactly sure how it works, but looked it up and it was best part of 400. I am happy enough to keep that money and change tracks myself on iphone or create a playlist before going out.
wza is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-03-2011, 05:48 PM   #17
wza
Private First Class
 
wza's Avatar
 
Drives: 335i Coupe SE
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: The Only Way Is Essex

Posts: 130
iTrader: (0)

Is there anyway to connect the iphone to the stereo once in the adaptor?

It doesn't look like a possibility as the headphone jack on the iphone is covered.

I currently use my iphone plugged into the aux (no usb) so can use it for both phone via bluetooth and music.

I am guessing if i wanted the cradle to charge/improve reception, I would need the set up thess has of the iphone + ipod.

Do the newer BMW's have a more advanced set up when you can just plug you iphone into a cradle and have all you media synced as well as your phone contacts?
wza is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-03-2011, 05:56 PM   #18
thess
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: E92 335d
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Scotland

Posts: 35
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by wza View Post

Do the newer BMW's have a more advanced set up when you can just plug you iphone into a cradle and have all you media synced as well as your phone contacts?
There are 3 types of Iphone 4 cradle available. mine is the basic which only boosts the signal (shark-fin) and charges the phone.
The other 2 I think are for the much newer models, I am not sure from what date of manufacture onwards, one can be used to play your music through the idrive and the other music,video and media.

the basic version is available from some bmw dealers in the uk but they all claim that they have only been given 5 each. (ebay.de has loads of them)

The music version is available in germany from what I know and costs twice as much.
thess is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-04-2011, 05:41 AM   #19
Barnsleyshaun
Private
 
Barnsleyshaun's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 320D MSport
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Barnsley

Posts: 57
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by wza View Post
When I said idevice, i meant iphone, ipod classic/nano/touch etc - I didn't mean idrive however as you can't control through idrive/steering wheel unless you have USB option like OP does.

There is something you can buy that plugs in to the CD changer port at the back of the stereo (it takes away the CD boot changer if you have one), and allows control of itunes playlists through the CD control on the stereo. I'm not exactly sure how it works, but looked it up and it was best part of 400. I am happy enough to keep that money and change tracks myself on iphone or create a playlist before going out.
I'm gonna try one of these first i think - says that you can use the volume control on the car instead of the ipod - Still have to control the tracks etc through the ipod, but thats not a hassle.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Logic3-MIP14...6815524&sr=8-1
__________________

E92 320D MSport LCI Mineral White/Coral Red
Barnsleyshaun is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      02-04-2011, 09:04 AM   #20
Sir_Pigley
Captain
 
Sir_Pigley's Avatar
 
Drives: 525d M Sport
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Banbury

Posts: 843
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Send a message via Skype™ to Sir_Pigley
Quote:
Originally Posted by Barnsleyshaun View Post
I'm gonna try one of these first i think - says that you can use the volume control on the car instead of the ipod - Still have to control the tracks etc through the ipod, but thats not a hassle.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Logic3-MIP14...6815524&sr=8-1
It won't charge the ipod at the same time though. Can one get something like this that would charge it as well?

How about one of these?

http://www.mazda-accessories.co.uk/a...201-1113-p.asp
Sir_Pigley is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      02-04-2011, 09:49 AM   #21
Barnsleyshaun
Private
 
Barnsleyshaun's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 320D MSport
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Barnsley

Posts: 57
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jdcampbell View Post
It won't charge the ipod at the same time though. Can one get something like this that would charge it as well?

How about one of these?

http://www.mazda-accessories.co.uk/a...201-1113-p.asp
If that is a standard 3.5 Aux and 12v cig lighter would that not fit any car?
__________________

E92 320D MSport LCI Mineral White/Coral Red
Barnsleyshaun is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      02-04-2011, 09:50 AM   #22
Spoonhead
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: A Red 320d ED
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: not close enough to Old Trafford

Posts: 360
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jdcampbell View Post
It won't charge the ipod at the same time though. Can one get something like this that would charge it as well?

How about one of these?

http://www.mazda-accessories.co.uk/a...201-1113-p.asp
BMW do a version of that but with BMW tax it's 40.

Gazza
Spoonhead is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:49 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST