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      03-23-2016, 03:46 AM   #1
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Does anyone know if the new N2 will have carplay? Used it the other day and it was great for Spotify.

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      03-23-2016, 05:26 PM   #2
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No. No BMW does, and no BMW will have it in the foreseeable future.

BMW is highly resistant to incorporating nonproprietary tech into its cars. This, as well a contentious relationship with Apple, is fairly well documented in tech circles. Only when BMW perceives that not including CarPlay (as well as Android Auto) is significantly hurting sales will it seriously consider adding the feature.
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No. No BMW does, and no BMW will have it in the foreseeable future.

BMW is highly resistant to incorporating nonproprietary tech into its cars. This, as well a contentious relationship with Apple, is fairly well documented in tech circles. Only when BMW perceives that not including CarPlay (as well as Android Auto) is significantly hurting sales will it seriously consider adding the feature.
Thanks for the reply. I guess with M2 I'll just listen to the engine :-)
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According to insiders CarPlay will come soon for selected models. Look in the thread about upcoming models in the general forum.
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According to insiders CarPlay will come soon for selected models. Look in the thread about upcoming models in the general forum.
Even if "CarPlay Preparation" (whatever the hell that means) comes for the F30 in 2017, I very seriously doubt it will be true CarPlay; it will more likely be an iDrive-specific interface with certain functions of CarPlay. That very same thread has several posters who far prefer what iDrive provides functionality-wise anyway.

And if this thread is any indication, BMW is still actively developing its own Apps to work with Android. If that's the case, why would full-on Android Auto be on the immediate horizon?
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      03-26-2016, 12:13 PM   #6
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It is definitely coming and it will be the full Carplay as Apple won't let BMW cripple down their service. It will work as an overlay similar to the iPod-out and will probably only be available in combination with BMW's own NAVPro. Don't count on it to have Carplay as an iDrive alternative for media/satnav^^.

Sources say it should be out in 2016-2017. I presume that the 7series will get it first by the end of this year and it will roll out down the other models as the new touchscreen-idrive will be added to those (tbn that a touchscreen is required to operate carplay).

So as for the 1/2 series, it should be available as an option by 2017/2018...
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I presume that the 7series will get it first by the end of this year and it will roll out down the other models as the new touchscreen-idrive will be added to those (tbn that a touchscreen is required to operate carplay).
CarPlay works just fine without touchscreen.
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CarPlay works just fine without touchscreen.
Oh, really? well my bad... But that would increase the chance of getting it earlier... or maybe not..^^
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      03-26-2016, 12:31 PM   #9
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Oh, really? well my bad... But that would increase the chance of getting it earlier... or maybe not..^^
Yes, it has official support for non-touch too. So in a current BMW we just control it with the iDrive instead. But if BMW will release that is another question.
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I have no need for it. I don't get what the big deal is about it.
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      04-02-2016, 11:36 AM   #11
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I have no need for it. I don't get what the big deal is about it.
Carplay and Android Auto do make sense, not only to mirror phone apps like Spotify, AppleMusic, email/sms on your screen, but also when it comes to security. I like the idea of having the car in the ecosystem of apps and services i am already used to...

Btw, just read in another forum that BMW will probably transition to new ConnectedDrive including iDrive5 with touchscreen this summer. They are currently changing it on X3/X4 and 6/7 series have it already. So maybe we'll get Carplay this year though
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Just wanted to write a little update on this as BMW has released official news:

As of production 07/16, all new M2 will be equipped with the new iDrive/Connected drive with more natural speech recognition and Wifi hotspot / wireless charging as an option. No mention of a touchscreen though.
Apple Wireless Carplay will be available second Half 2016 for 300€. Pricelist-M2-GER on page 19

This is pretty exciting
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Just wanted to write a little update on this as BMW has released official news:

As of production 07/16, all new M2 will be equipped with the new iDrive/Connected drive with more natural speech recognition and Wifi hotspot / wireless charging as an option. No mention of a touchscreen though.
Apple Wireless Carplay will be available second Half 2016 for 300€. Pricelist-M2-GER on page 19

This is pretty exciting
Thanks for that. Will look into it ??
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      05-19-2016, 07:44 PM   #14
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Can it be retro fitted to existing M2s? Seems it would just be a software upgrade.
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Can it be retro fitted to existing M2s? Seems it would just be a software upgrade.
Not sure on existing ones. As Carplay will only be available after the summer model upgrade measures (MY2017), i presume that the new iDrive/Connecteddrive system will be a prerequisite in case BMW makes Carplay retrofittable.
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      05-25-2016, 01:59 AM   #16
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kinda annoying for people who bought the car earlier. I think BMW should be giving MY16 owners a free upgrade.
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kinda annoying for people who bought the car earlier. I think BMW should be giving MY16 owners a free upgrade.
I 100% agree. A car that is build a mere FIVE DAYS after mine will get the update yet mine will not. It's BS and BMW should offer either a free upgrade or some compensation for this, especially considering they've only really delivered a handful, if that, of customer cars.
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In the "iDrive 5.0 in the M2" thread Elwood74 mentioned that he was able to select the 6CP Apple CarPlay Compatibility option for his August build.

I called my CA and sometime between last week and today the system was updated and we were able to select 6CP Apple CarPlay Compatibility for my Week 32 (week of August 1) build.
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In the "iDrive 5.0 in the M2" thread Elwood74 mentioned that he was able to select the 6CP Apple CarePlay Compatibility option for his August build.

I called my CA and sometime between last week and today the system was updated and we were able to select 6CP Apple CarePlay Compatibility for my Week 32 (week of August 1) build.
First off: "CarePlay"? Check your spellcheck settings! ...

Now: That's because CarPlay is an option, not standard -- and I believe the option is triggered by the Executive Package selection, just like Advanced Bluetooth with Smartphone Integration is triggered by the Technology Package selection in 2 Series cars -- and that option is possible starting with August builds, which that car will be.

End of issue (and congrats: that car will get iDrive 5.0).
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I think he's merely confirming that Carplay is available as advertised for August builds.
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I think he's merely confirming that Carplay is available as advertised for August builds.
Yep. Just trying to help remove some doubt and speculation when I can
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I have 6CP with no executive package on an August build don't think its required.
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