2010 Prius and iPhone 3.0

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  1. Luke1robb macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe I'm the only one, but I'd like to know if iPhone 3.0 and the 2010 Prius will allow syncing of contacts from the phone to the car's internal phone system. With improved bluetooth connectivity and new 3rd party APIs for applications, it should be interesting to see if Toyota takes advantage of it.

    Anyone else? Thoughts?
     
  2. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

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    Even without all the upgrade Toyota should have been able to do this already.

    My first gen iPhone with 1.x software synced all contacts really well onto my 05 BMW.
     
  3. Luke1robb thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You're stating the obvious here, but yes, other cars and phones can do this with other cars/the prius, respectively... no need to rub it in.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Well, the point does seem to be valid that the SDK and an App Store app aren't really needed at all for this, nor are any new features in FW3.0, including the improvements to the BT stack, which are all things you brought up in your original post...

    Anyway, I hope they do, since it's a good feature and it should be out there in more vehicles.

    Getting a more detailed answer than that, right now, is probably going to be hard unless you're really lucky and an auto journalist or Toyota engineer who happens to be a forum member stumbles on the thread....
     
  5. acousticbiker macrumors 6502

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    As an '06 Prius owner, I'm jealous that the '10 will have Bluetooth audio streaming built in (presumably A2DP?)--according to CNet's recent review. If so, then with iPhone OS 3.0, it should be possible to stream audio to the Prius!
     
  6. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    The 3.0 Bluetooth APIs require any discoverable device to be part of the "Made For iPod" program in order to work (or even discovered). So to take full advantage of it, Toyota would have to send their Bluetooth through the certification process.

    However, what you're looking to accomplish should work fine out of the box on even 1.x OS. It's working in just about every other car. No need for 3.0.
     
  7. cmcbridejr macrumors 6502a

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    Check out the 2010 Honda Insight.

    Honda's website shows that the iPhone is compatible with bluetooth and their system.
     
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    I'd still get the '10 Prius over any other car. 50MPG is a lot more useful than A2DP any day.

    Proud owner of a '05 Prius.
     
  9. Luke1robb thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm with you, I was looking at getting a Smart Fortwo, but I might just get pulled in by the 2010 Prius.
     
  10. off in the wood macrumors regular

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    Not that I would ever drive either, but if MPGs is what your after, looks like the honda fit is doubling your 50mpg

    http://abcnews.go.com/Business/PainAtThePump/story?id=5049115
     
  11. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    :confused: The article you linked to is talking about the old Honda Insight (which is no longer being built). Besides, the Honda Fit only gets a low 30-something mpg. That's no good. I get that when I accelerate mid-level.
     
  12. off in the wood macrumors regular

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    Of course the article is talking about the older model of the FIT, it was posted back in July and you figure he was driving in the '07.....and now the 2010, or is it the 2009 model is coming out.....


    The article is sort of a joke. I mean who drives that way, aside from the few "hyper-milers".
     
  13. Luke1robb thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure where you go that from. I had a ford focus rental the other week with sync and A2DP worked perfectly fine and this was made well before apple introduced it for the iPhone
     
  15. Xibalba macrumors 6502

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    to each their own...i love my jeeps and if i ever buy a car it will be a sportscar for sure.

    but i am lucky in that i do not commute so MPG doesn't matter at all to me...its about the pleasure and experience of driving...


    on topic, though, you should be able to sync just fine but should probably wait to find/ask an owner once released and not the salespeople since they will tell you anything.
     

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