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      12-04-2019, 02:22 PM   #23
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I think people are forgetting Apple CarPlay is a platform. You don't have to use Apple Maps. You can use any maps installed on your phone e.g. Waze, Google maps, etc.

This in it self makes the maps much more valuable as it is updated frequently. In addition, it takes in my robust traffic and crowd share data than the native BMW system.
I use it for music podcasts, whatever I want. I prefer the native navigation and map. And that's an easy press of "Map". You can use google maps too if you want via CarPlay. But it's great for texts, and for music, IMO. I prefer CarPlay.
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Great news!!! I have definitely had several issues with the iDrive 7. Was going to try to bitch and moan about customer sat to get CarPlay covered for the remainder of my lease.
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Sucks for the people who run Android. Now they are paying for something they don't need or want. Just like moonroofs.
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can i get apple carplay in my 2016 340i? i think i have idrive 4.0
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Sucks for the people who run Android. Now they are paying for something they don't need or want. Just like moonroofs.
Diehard huh? 😂

It's been like this for years.
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Sucks for the people who run Android. Now they are paying for something they don't need or want. Just like moonroofs.
Diehard huh? 😂

It's been like this for years.
You betcha. Old enough to remember when you could order all options individually.

I get the overall lower cost/better quality argument for bundled options and standard offerings. But it's a sad time.
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      12-04-2019, 02:30 PM   #29
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Anyone know if it possible to make CarPlay full screen on I drive 6 like it is on I drive 7?
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      12-04-2019, 02:32 PM   #30
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Not that I would use it (android here) but wonder if this includes Canada as well...doesn't mention it specifically
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Still a 420 USD option on my connected drive store !! This is BS , not that i want/like/going to use apple car play but hell if its free in the UK and the US then why do people here have to pay $420 for it ,? either everybody pays or no one does , right ?
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Free where?

Still showing $300 on the site.
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Never worked right, that's why is free. Lol
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My apple carplay will expire on Dec. 6, its still showing $300. [IMG][/IMG]
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My will expire in Jan, I only drive on the weekend, so if it takes them a while to roll out I'll sit and wait... unless they're doing 2021 and later model only...
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I am having a hard time if I should use Apple Car Play or the default BMW way. Can someone give me some con/pro? I know I don't like the navigation layout of the Apply Car Play.
I use both depending on what I am doing. It's easy to go back and forth now that BMW has worked out the bugs with CarPlay implementation. Be advised that my comments are based on my experience with my 2018 M3 comp and my 2019 X6M.
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Great to hear. But this will be new purchases going forward I suspect
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My will expire in Jan, I only drive on the weekend, so if it takes them a while to roll out I'll sit and wait... unless they're doing 2021 and later model only...
Mine is free until May 2020. I suspect they will make it free soon and those people who already paid will be out the money. I don't see them doing refunds....
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Free where?

Still showing $300 on the site.
If i dont see the apple carplay option on my connected website, i cant get apple carplay? I dont see anything on my store...
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I am having a hard time if I should use Apple Car Play or the default BMW way. Can someone give me some con/pro? I know I don't like the navigation layout of the Apply Car Play.
With it soon being free, there's no risk in trying it, to see whether you like it or not.

The main big advantages are of course the layout being very similar to your phone, the ability to use Google Maps or Waze which I much prefer over BMW/Mercedes' navigation, as well as Spotify (or apple music/other streaming services) being extremely easy to use.

I mainly only use it for music, podcasts and maps, and answering calls from the wife or children.
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I use both depending on what I am doing. It's easy to go back and forth now that BMW has worked out the bugs with CarPlay implementation. Be advised that my comments are based on my experience with my 2018 M3 comp and my 2019 X6M.
Whats the quickest way to go back and forth?
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