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      09-03-2016, 08:33 AM   #45
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Was the retrofit offered in Canada a software only upgrade or does some hardware need to be changed?
It's software only install and similar to the way NAV maps are licensed, using the FSC activation code with coding option.
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so, it's a no brainer that we can upgrade to Apple Car play????? if it is just software then $$ will get it....
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so, it's a no brainer that we can upgrade to Apple Car play????? if it is just software then $$ will get it....
One would think so. However, BMWUSA has never provided these types of software-feature upgrades (besides the bluetooth fixes) or retrofits. BMW still prevents software-feature upgrades depending on build date, regardless of whether or not the car's hardware supports it. For example, my NBT car was prevented from getting "Siri/Google" long press bluetooth feature merely due to a certain build date. These artificial limitations are one of the reasons coding is so popular.
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Afaik will apple carplay soon be downloadable in the connecteddrive store for all MY2017 vehicles equipped with idrive 5.0 and connected drive services.
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Afaik will apple carplay soon be downloadable in the connecteddrive store for all MY2017 vehicles equipped with idrive 5.0 and connected drive services.
Link?
That does make sense though, as BMW is facing increasing competition from manufacturers providing over-the-air feature upgrades.
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That does make sense though, as BMW is facing increasing competition from manufacturers providing over-the-air feature upgrades.
No official statement, but that's what some users from a german forum were told by their sales contacts.
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Afaik will apple carplay soon be downloadable in the connecteddrive store for all MY2017 vehicles equipped with idrive 5.0 and connected drive services.
There is a connected drive store?
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There is a connected drive store?
Yes, on which you can buy/book services like RTTI, Concierge, Internet, aso...
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One would think so. However, BMWUSA has never provided these types of software-feature upgrades (besides the bluetooth fixes) or retrofits. BMW still prevents software-feature upgrades depending on build date, regardless of whether or not the car's hardware supports it. For example, my NBT car was prevented from getting "Siri/Google" long press bluetooth feature merely due to a certain build date. These artificial limitations are one of the reasons coding is so popular.
I was driving my car a few days ago and the idrive display said that there was an an update to be installed.I selected yes and it installed the update.Is that just for the navigation system?
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I was driving my car a few days ago and the idrive display said that there was an an update to be installed.I selected yes and it installed the update.Is that just for the navigation system?
Yes, that update notification is for maps. https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/globa...le?language=en
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      09-04-2016, 10:36 AM   #55
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That's Great! I hope mine will comes with iDrive 5.0 as well. The build date was in July.
Folks, almost ALL BMW models get iDrive 5.0 at start of production MY17 (or July '16 build date onward). It is available for 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 Series, as well as to the X5 and X6 SUV. The BMW X1 F48, and the 2 Series Active Tourer and Gran Tourer have to wait longer.

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Apple CarPlay now available

I just picked up my car yesterday and in the Connected drive store was the option to have Carplay.

I paid up and by magic everything worked. I waited until this morning to check so perhaps it needs to download. It could be installed already and just needs to be activated, but either way it works.

Here's a link

https://9to5mac.com/2016/08/31/bmw-carplay-models-usa/

To be honest I thought it would be better but I guess over time it'll improve.
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Nice. Do you have Spotify?
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According to another thread, CarPlay is now available to download from the ConnectedDrive store.

http://f87.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho....php?t=1302374

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Does this require the new iDrive, or is it a pay option on the 16 M2s also?
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I just picked up my car yesterday and in the Connected drive store was the option to have Carplay.

I paid up and by magic everything worked. I waited until this morning to check so perhaps it needs to download. It could be installed already and just needs to be activated, but either way it works.

Here's a link

https://9to5mac.com/2016/08/31/bmw-carplay-models-usa/

To be honest I thought it would be better but I guess over time it'll improve.
Are you in the US?
What part of it did you think would be better?
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Nice. Do you have Spotify?
Yeah have Spotify and it works well. The app will develop over time but it's not too bad :-)
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Does this require the new iDrive, or is it a pay option on the 16 M2s also?
I'm pretty sure it's a pay option but check on the Connected drive store. Surely it would work on all the latest systems. It's so new it's not even listed on the apple carplay site as supported yet
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Are you in the US?
What part of it did you think would be better?
I'm in Switzerland. I like it the more I use it to be honest. Wanted to read my mail on it but not sure that's possible.
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I'm pretty sure it's a pay option but check on the Connected drive store. Surely it would work on all the latest systems. It's so new it's not even listed on the apple carplay site as supported yet
I believe you need the new iDrive. I have a MY16 and CarPlay is not available on the ConnectedDrive store and I've checked the Canadian one, US one and even the Swiss one just in case.
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I'm pretty sure it's a pay option but check on the Connected drive store. Surely it would work on all the latest systems. It's so new it's not even listed on the apple carplay site as supported yet
I believe you need the new iDrive. I have a MY16 and CarPlay is not available on the ConnectedDrive store and I've checked the Canadian one, US one and even the Swiss one just in case.
Try the UK store. I'm using that one as I don't speak German,
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