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Old Sep 14, 2012, 11:22 AM   #1
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Unhappy iPhone 5 and your car.. Uh oh?

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The fact that the Lightning port uses eight purely digital pins calls into question whether the Lightning adapter would actually work with many cars' existing iPod or even USB ports. Current Kia and Hyundai models, and older BMW models, use an adapter cable that feeds the analog audio signal from the 30-pin connector to a 1/8-inch audio input, and a USB port to feed control signals between iPhone and car. Lightning does not have the capability to send an analog signal, so Apple's adapter will not work in those vehicles.

My new Audi A6 is in question and damn but if this is important to me....

More to follow I guess
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 11:25 AM   #2
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Its already been said that it will support analog audio out using the 30-PIN adapter. I have a Jeep which relied on that setup so I too was curious. I preordered the phones at 2:10 this morning.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 11:27 AM   #3
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The fact that the Lightning port uses eight purely digital pins calls into question whether the Lightning adapter would actually work with many cars' existing iPod or even USB ports. Current Kia and Hyundai models, and older BMW models, use an adapter cable that feeds the analog audio signal from the 30-pin connector to a 1/8-inch audio input, and a USB port to feed control signals between iPhone and car. Lightning does not have the capability to send an analog signal, so Apple's adapter will not work in those vehicles.

My new Audi A6 is in question and damn but if this is important to me....

More to follow I guess
Bluetooth that sucker... Cable connections were so 2011.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 11:28 AM   #4
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LOL my car is 13 years old. As long as the 5 has a head phone jack it will be playing through my tape deck hahaha
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 11:28 AM   #5
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Bluetooth that sucker... Cable connections were so 2011.
Yea WTF. Who uses cables?
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 11:29 AM   #6
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If you have a cable in your car already, you can use one of these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/271043461286...84.m1497.l2649
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 02:35 PM   #7
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If you have a cable in your car already, you can use one of these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/271043461286...84.m1497.l2649
Do those work? I have a 30 pin that connects to my headunit in order to play. So you simply connect that to the end of the connection and then connect the phone to the adapter via blue tooth?

And hows the audio quality with that? Very interested now!
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 02:43 PM   #8
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Do those work? I have a 30 pin that connects to my headunit in order to play. So you simply connect that to the end of the connection and then connect the phone to the adapter via blue tooth?
It's so amazing to me how many of you guys are dumb enough to even CONSIDER taking a brand new iphone 5 into a car with you. Where would you put it to stop it from moving? What if it got dented? What if it was too hot in the car. I would never consider removing my iphone from the house for the first 6 weeks and it would spend a MINIMUM of 16 hours a day in the box until it was properly broken in.

These aren't free, throw-away, phones people.
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Old Sep 15, 2012, 01:17 PM   #9
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If you have a cable in your car already, you can use one of these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/271043461286...84.m1497.l2649
That will be so useful for so many things!
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 07:39 AM   #10
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If you have a cable in your car already, you can use one of these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/271043461286...84.m1497.l2649
how does this work exactly ....

i have a 08 jeep srt with the iphone connector which my 4s works perfectly i can even watch video....
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 08:20 AM   #11
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how does this work exactly ....

i have a 08 jeep srt with the iphone connector which my 4s works perfectly i can even watch video....
You connect it to your 30 pin connector and it transmits a bluetooth signal. You connect to it with your iPhone and you will be able to stream audio wirelessly.

Think of it as Airplay for your car. Except you can't do video.
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If you have a cable in your car already, you can use one of these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/271043461286...84.m1497.l2649
I see that this is a BlueTooth Music Audio Receiver A2DP for iPhone, etc. I wonder about the sound quality though.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:09 PM   #13
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 02:45 PM   #14
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Yea WTF. Who uses cables?
Those who want better sound quality.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 05:51 PM   #15
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Those who want better sound quality.
Oh right, better sound quality from a sub par car audio system playing uber compressed and frequency poor mp3's (or equivalent). Right, I get it you're an audiophile.
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Oh right, better sound quality from a sub par car audio system playing uber compressed and frequency poor mp3's (or equivalent). Right, I get it you're an audiophile.
I'm not but the sound is clearly better with a direct wired connection over bluetooth. Compare the two sometime. It isn't hard to hear the difference.

Also, FCC regs apply that the device must accept any and all interference from surrounding sources and with bluetooth, it does.
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Bluetooth that sucker... Cable connections were so 2011.
I was about to say that.


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Old Sep 14, 2012, 11:30 AM   #19
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Bluetooth that sucker... Cable connections were so 2011.
Well....for playing movies and music its not always the best or best quality option to BlueTooth it for my car...
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Well....for playing movies and music its not always the best or best quality option to BlueTooth it for my car...
My 2012 Toyota w/Entune can cycle through songs faster over BT than it can using the USB Port.

Don't know about sound quality... Truck has a JBL sound system that makes me smile when the bass hits, so I am satisfied.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 11:54 AM   #21
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I use wired connection in my 2012 Kia bc I like to see album art, etc on car screen. When I use BT, I don't get that.

Either way, I don't use the Kia adapter, I just plug straight into USB.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 12:05 PM   #22
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I use wired connection in my 2012 Kia bc I like to see album art, etc on car screen. When I use BT, I don't get that.

Either way, I don't use the Kia adapter, I just plug straight into USB.
Right. Additionally, I play movies/Video and the wired connection simply works better.

Seems that some are saying it WILL have analog, and others are saying Lightning is fully digital.
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vehicles with a 30pin ipod cable to mini DIN should function perfectly with the lightning adapter right?
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vehicles with a 30pin ipod cable to mini DIN should function perfectly with the lightning adapter right?
That is my understanding.

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Well....for playing movies and music its not always the best or best quality option to BlueTooth it for my car...
Unless you have a premium sound system in your car and your tracks are apple lossless, most people probably won't notice the difference in quality between BT and USB.
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