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Old 10-31-2011, 11:21 PM
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aux/usb, usb only and cradle

Just got a 2011 x5m. I do have the bmw apps option.. My question is;

What is the difference between using the usb/aux Y cord in the center console?

Using the USB cable inside the glovebox?

And using the CRADLE inside the glovebox for the iphone?

I am asking because I can get my ipod to work through the Y cable but does not show any artwork but does show all the titles, album name etc.

In the cradle my iphone works as a phone, and can view my facebook.. but when it comes time to playing music, it wont play any music there will be ZERO sound but it will have the song title etc and ARTWORK!

THE USB inside the glovebox does not do anything, i tried syncing it with my iphone, ipod and an external drive.. nothing worked?

Help please
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:43 PM
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
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USB / aux

y cable : full control. Drm tracks supported. no album artwork. No apps. No video. No plugin.

Regular iPhone cable. Full control. no drm tracks. Album art supported. Apps supported. No video. No plugin.


Full control. No drm. Album art. Apps. Video. Plugin - Native iPod interface on idrive (so can use genius)

USB in glovebox.

Only used to import and export music from the cic's internal hard drive.
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