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      03-10-2017, 04:07 PM   #23
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It is a $300 add on. I added on to my car, what is another $300 when spending $70,000 plus on a car. If I didn't order it, I would want it. If it is terrible, then I will use I drive, but for $300, why not just order it and have it available in your car.
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      03-10-2017, 05:51 PM   #24
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It is a $300 add on. I added on to my car, what is another $300 when spending $70,000 plus on a car. If I didn't order it, I would want it. If it is terrible, then I will use I drive, but for $300, why not just order it and have it available in your car.
Because if you order it after you get the car you can try it and cancel because it's crap.
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      03-10-2017, 07:44 PM   #25
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Because if you order it after you get the car you can try it and cancel because it's crap.
Is my $300 pre order for life of car or is it some kind of subscription. I have no idea what it does, but do know I use apple I phone so thought it would be good to put in car. There were no demo's when I ordered, I ordered strictly by looking at dealer order sheet. I did leave out Gesture Contorl, that seems like a waste of money. according to description, It should allow me to see my entire I phone icons on the screen. Is this correct?
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Is my $300 pre order for life of car or is it some kind of subscription. I have no idea what it does, but do know I use apple I phone so thought it would be good to put in car. There were no demo's when I ordered, I ordered strictly by looking at dealer order sheet. I did leave out Gesture Contorl, that seems like a waste of money. according to description, It should allow me to see my entire I phone icons on the screen. Is this correct?
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      03-12-2017, 09:57 PM   #27
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thanks, seems like I did waste $300. I did purchase this car, so hopefully in the years to come software updates will make it more useful
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      03-12-2017, 10:06 PM   #28
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thanks, seems like I did waste $300. I did purchase this car, so hopefully in the years to come software updates will make it more useful
Updates have already come out with second-hand reports saying there are improvements in functionality.
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      04-23-2017, 02:50 PM   #29
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The only benefit of Apple Car play over iDrive so far

1. I am able to brpwse easily through my playlists of spotify and Apple iMusic as shown omn my phone or go to discover or browse lists instead of using the phone to do so,

2. Siri reads and sends the messages i recieve.

Maps is not an issue as i use idrive maps even if its connected on carplay. thats not an issue.

The things i dont like
1. Cant use voice commands for telephone. idrive voice commands are much better improvement. But with time i am getting used to siri.

2. Phone quality with carplay at the moment is sub par with lots of distortion. I wonder why it is happening.

3. The song graphics displayed on screen are not comming perfect all the time. it seems theres some sort of connectivity issues.

4. AS of 10.3.1 update carplay connection is getting lost once i return to car. I dont know whats going on.
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      04-23-2017, 03:10 PM   #30
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2. Siri reads and sends the messages i recieve.
IDrive can display as well as read text messages. Siri can still be used to reply.
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      04-25-2017, 02:10 PM   #31
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I love car play for the music aspect. on newer iPhones with "hey siri" enable is easy to just say "hey siri..Play my speeding mix"
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      04-25-2017, 02:11 PM   #32
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To answer the original question. Carplay can now be added via Connected Drive.
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      04-29-2017, 06:07 PM   #33
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To answer the original question. Carplay can now be added via Connected Drive.
Have a link to this?
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      04-30-2017, 02:27 PM   #34
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Have a link to this?
Go to the connected drive store via the website or iDrive and you'll see the option to purchase it.
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Have a link to this?
Go to the connected drive store via the website or iDrive and you'll see the option to purchase it.
Thank you!
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      05-01-2017, 05:40 AM   #36
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if this option was installed when built will it still require activation via the cars inbuilt Sim card, as my dealer says the BMW onboard sim doesn't work yet on the Channel islands
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      05-01-2017, 08:33 AM   #37
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if this option was installed when built will it still require activation via the cars inbuilt Sim card, as my dealer says the BMW onboard sim doesn't work yet on the Channel islands
Don't think CarPlay uses the sim - it should connect to your phone via Bluetooth or wireless.
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Don't think CarPlay uses the sim - it should connect to your phone via Bluetooth or wireless.
Thats what i thought but dealer said won't work over here ( isle of man ) due to sim now working , he probably menat activating via connectdrive online portal, so hopefully having it pre-activated when car is been made will sort it
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      05-01-2017, 02:00 PM   #39
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Thats what i thought but dealer said won't work over here ( isle of man ) due to sim now working , he probably menat activating via connectdrive online portal, so hopefully having it pre-activated when car is been made will sort it
CarPlay uses Bluetooth to set up the connection between the iPhone and the in-car wifi.
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      05-01-2017, 08:56 PM   #40
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Thats what i thought but dealer said won't work over here ( isle of man ) due to sim now working , he probably menat activating via connectdrive online portal, so hopefully having it pre-activated when car is been made will sort it
It is more likely a regional restriction as Carplay is a wifi & Bluetooth handshake.

If not available through store, you always have third party activation option.
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      08-01-2019, 11:38 AM   #41
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I had someone code apple car play to mine. Its self installed and all you need is the enet and laptop.
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      08-02-2019, 10:13 AM   #42
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I had someone code apple car play to mine. Its self installed and all you need is the enet and laptop.
Or you can buy the yearly subscription on the ConnectedDrive store for $80 and get it immediately.
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Bought my car used. Looks like it was paid for.



Donít think I will keep the car that long.
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Bought my car used. Looks like it was paid for.



Don’t think I will keep the car that long.
They didn't switch to the yearly subscription model until model year 2018. And for the record, your car came with a $300 option for CarPlay which included a 20 year subscription.
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