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      01-10-2020, 10:47 AM   #265
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Many have. First reports of this change were from outside the US. The change is a global change for eligible cars. Have patience if you are eligible.
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UK....had my (apple carplay is now free) email quite a while ago.
Ok sounds good! I did call the helpdesk at Connected Drive but they were clueless here in Sweden. It's not a subscription model here, instead a one-time payment of 300€. Oh well...
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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.
Since Apple CarPlay is free now why does it still show up in Connected Drive for $300?

When will this change or what's the proper way to get it activated for free?
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Mine still shows up as $300 in connected drive.
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Mine still shows up as $300 in connected drive.
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Since Apple CarPlay is free now why does it still show up in Connected Drive for $300?

When will this change or what's the proper way to get it activated for free?
It will show up for $300 in ConnectedDrive because BMW has not made it free for all BMW cars. They've only made it free for 2019+ cars. In addition to this, they are making it "free" by adding the 20 year $300 plan for free to eligible cars. Maybe the website will be updated and clarified in the future or maybe it won't (as once the rollout is complete the only cars that would show the purchase option would be those who weren't eligible for this shift).

As has been said so many times it is sounding like a broken record...

If you have an eligible car and don't yet have CarPlay enabled for free then just wait a few more weeks and you should have it. No need to call anyone or do anything. It will just show up. If you have an eligible car and recently paid you can contact BMW about a refund and some have been successful on this front.

If you have a 2018 or older then you may end up paying for CarPlay as these cars weren't mentioned as part of the shift in strategy. That may change, but as of right now it is only for 2019 or later.
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      01-13-2020, 02:26 AM   #272
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Since Apple CarPlay is free now why does it still show up in Connected Drive for $300?

When will this change or what's the proper way to get it activated for free?
It will show up for $300 in ConnectedDrive because BMW has not made it free for all BMW cars. They've only made it free for 2019+ cars. In addition to this, they are making it "free" by adding the 20 year $300 plan for free to eligible cars. Maybe the website will be updated and clarified in the future or maybe it won't (as once the rollout is complete the only cars that would show the purchase option would be those who weren't eligible for this shift).

As has been said so many times it is sounding like a broken record...

If you have an eligible car and don't yet have CarPlay enabled for free then just wait a few more weeks and you should have it. No need to call anyone or do anything. It will just show up. If you have an eligible car and recently paid you can contact BMW about a refund and some have been successful on this front.

If you have a 2018 or older then you may end up paying for CarPlay as these cars weren't mentioned as part of the shift in strategy. That may change, but as of right now it is only for 2019 or later.
Not true.

My car is a 2018 and CarPlay is now free.
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Not true.

My car is a 2018 and CarPlay is now free.
It is accurate to the extent of what eligible cars there are. I remembered it being 2018 or later, but altered it to 2019 when I loaded up the AutoBlog article to be sure I wasn't misspeaking. My understanding is it is basically being made free on cars which had the CarPlay subscription option, but not ones where they had the option to pay $300 flat at the start.

That being said, the best advice is still simply to wait a few more weeks. CarPlay will be made free for those cars that are eligible for it without any "work" on the owner's part. BMW hasn't put up a page saying exactly what cars are eligible (probably to keep from pissing off those who aren't) and instead just sends out emails.

IMHO they should just make it free on all cars no matter the model year... But yeah...
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If your car has IDrive 6 and later plus supports wireless CarPlay it should be eligible.
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If your car has IDrive 6 and later plus supports wireless CarPlay it should be eligible.
Yes exactly
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I noticed the 'booked until' date, which was Sept 2020 for my recent 330e has now disappeared. It now just says 'booked'.

Might that mean it is now effectively permanent (I'm in BE)

Also in the store, Carplay is offered only as the 300 Euro option where previously there were more, shorter term, pricing tiers...
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All cars with car play provisioning via connected drive will receive lifetime free apple carplay.

This is the fact.

It may take time - be patient and it will come.
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Since Apple CarPlay is free now why does it still show up in Connected Drive for $300?

When will this change or what's the proper way to get it activated for free?
It will show up for $300 in ConnectedDrive because BMW has not made it free for all BMW cars. They've only made it free for 2019+ cars. In addition to this, they are making it "free" by adding the 20 year $300 plan for free to eligible cars. Maybe the website will be updated and clarified in the future or maybe it won't (as once the rollout is complete the only cars that would show the purchase option would be those who weren't eligible for this shift).

As has been said so many times it is sounding like a broken record...

If you have an eligible car and don't yet have CarPlay enabled for free then just wait a few more weeks and you should have it. No need to call anyone or do anything. It will just show up. If you have an eligible car and recently paid you can contact BMW about a refund and some have been successful on this front.

If you have a 2018 or older then you may end up paying for CarPlay as these cars weren't mentioned as part of the shift in strategy. That may change, but as of right now it is only for 2019 or later.
Not true.

My car is a 2018 and CarPlay is now free.
Let's be careful about what country we are identifying from here. How different countries identify model years and what features bmw offered is different.
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Since Apple CarPlay is free now why does it still show up in Connected Drive for $300?

When will this change or what's the proper way to get it activated for free?
It will show up for $300 in ConnectedDrive because BMW has not made it free for all BMW cars. They've only made it free for 2019+ cars. In addition to this, they are making it "free" by adding the 20 year $300 plan for free to eligible cars. Maybe the website will be updated and clarified in the future or maybe it won't (as once the rollout is complete the only cars that would show the purchase option would be those who weren't eligible for this shift).

As has been said so many times it is sounding like a broken record...

If you have an eligible car and don't yet have CarPlay enabled for free then just wait a few more weeks and you should have it. No need to call anyone or do anything. It will just show up. If you have an eligible car and recently paid you can contact BMW about a refund and some have been successful on this front.

If you have a 2018 or older then you may end up paying for CarPlay as these cars weren't mentioned as part of the shift in strategy. That may change, but as of right now it is only for 2019 or later.
Not true.

My car is a 2018 and CarPlay is now free.
Let's be careful about what country we are identifying from here. How different countries identify model years and what features bmw offered is different.
Car play provisioning via connected drive means your car is CarPlay ready. If it is you get it for free.
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Since Apple CarPlay is free now why does it still show up in Connected Drive for $300?

When will this change or what's the proper way to get it activated for free?
It will show up for $300 in ConnectedDrive because BMW has not made it free for all BMW cars. They've only made it free for 2019+ cars. In addition to this, they are making it "free" by adding the 20 year $300 plan for free to eligible cars. Maybe the website will be updated and clarified in the future or maybe it won't (as once the rollout is complete the only cars that would show the purchase option would be those who weren't eligible for this shift).

As has been said so many times it is sounding like a broken record...

If you have an eligible car and don't yet have CarPlay enabled for free then just wait a few more weeks and you should have it. No need to call anyone or do anything. It will just show up. If you have an eligible car and recently paid you can contact BMW about a refund and some have been successful on this front.

If you have a 2018 or older then you may end up paying for CarPlay as these cars weren't mentioned as part of the shift in strategy. That may change, but as of right now it is only for 2019 or later.
Not true.

My car is a 2018 and CarPlay is now free.
Let's be careful about what country we are identifying from here. How different countries identify model years and what features bmw offered is different.
Car play provisioning via connected drive means your car is CarPlay ready. If it is you get it for free.
That doesn't appear to be entirely accurate. For instance I have a USA 2018 Model year 4 series,
-I can order carplay for $300/240 months via connected drive
-I do not have the option for an annual subscription
-for my car when new, carplay was a flat $300 yes/no option, not the subscription service.
-As has been discussed a few times in this thread and from the materials bmwna has passed along it looks like only the subscription cars are getting it free. Essentially they are just ending the subscription service

If you have any evidence this is not that case please share... believe me I want it free.
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Since Apple CarPlay is free now why does it still show up in Connected Drive for $300?

When will this change or what's the proper way to get it activated for free?
It will show up for $300 in ConnectedDrive because BMW has not made it free for all BMW cars. They've only made it free for 2019+ cars. In addition to this, they are making it "free" by adding the 20 year $300 plan for free to eligible cars. Maybe the website will be updated and clarified in the future or maybe it won't (as once the rollout is complete the only cars that would show the purchase option would be those who weren't eligible for this shift).

As has been said so many times it is sounding like a broken record...

If you have an eligible car and don't yet have CarPlay enabled for free then just wait a few more weeks and you should have it. No need to call anyone or do anything. It will just show up. If you have an eligible car and recently paid you can contact BMW about a refund and some have been successful on this front.

If you have a 2018 or older then you may end up paying for CarPlay as these cars weren't mentioned as part of the shift in strategy. That may change, but as of right now it is only for 2019 or later.
Not true.

My car is a 2018 and CarPlay is now free.
Let's be careful about what country we are identifying from here. How different countries identify model years and what features bmw offered is different.
Car play provisioning via connected drive means your car is CarPlay ready. If it is you get it for free.
That doesn't appear to be entirely accurate. For instance I have a USA 2018 Model year 4 series,
-I can order carplay for $300/240 months via connected drive
-I do not have the option for an annual subscription
-for my car when new, carplay was a flat $300 yes/no option, not the subscription service.
-As has been discussed a few times in this thread and from the materials bmwna has passed along it looks like only the subscription cars are getting it free. Essentially they are just ending the subscription service

If you have any evidence this is not that case please share... believe me I want it free.
I believe if you wait you will receive it free via connected drive
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That doesn't appear to be entirely accurate. For instance I have a USA 2018 Model year 4 series,
-I can order carplay for $300/240 months via connected drive
-I do not have the option for an annual subscription
-for my car when new, carplay was a flat $300 yes/no option, not the subscription service.
-As has been discussed a few times in this thread and from the materials bmwna has passed along it looks like only the subscription cars are getting it free. Essentially they are just ending the subscription service

If you have any evidence this is not that case please share... believe me I want it free.
As its been mentioned before, it will take time before its rolled out to every single car eligible. You cant just expect it to be available asap when its announced.

Earlier MY cars had a shorter term option.
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I have a 2017 with CarPlay provisioning but I never activated it on the car. I have called BMW numerous times and been told that the $300 option is all I have available. It will not become free for me because I never activated it. That makes zero sense to me and I hope it is incorrect but it is the message I got in every one of my calls.
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I have a 2017 with CarPlay provisioning but I never activated it on the car. I have called BMW numerous times and been told that the $300 option is all I have available. It will not become free for me because I never activated it. That makes zero sense to me and I hope it is incorrect but it is the message I got in every one of my calls.
What a load of crap. They can keep their highway robbery $300 fee for something they themselves have admitted is and should be free of charge.
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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.
Apple CarPlay simply gives you access to your phone from the BMW screen. You still need the "BMW way" to access your car's functionality.
There are only 2 overlaps: music and navigation.
For accessing the musing in your phone, you could go the BMW way (Bluetooth). But the iPhone way is much nicer.
For navigation, Google Maps is smarter, but I kind of like the BMW navigation. I use both.
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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.
Apple CarPlay simply gives you access to your phone from the BMW screen. You still need the "BMW way" to access your car's functionality.
There are only 2 overlaps: music and navigation.
For accessing the musing in your phone, you could go the BMW way (Bluetooth). But the iPhone way is much nicer.
For navigation, Google Maps is smarter, but I kind of like the BMW navigation. I use both.
Don't forget the most popular app in CarPlay. Waze.
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