Alpine and iPhone: News? Rumors?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by tasslehawf, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. tasslehawf macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2003
    Austin, TX
    From the company that brought up the first aftermarket AND OEM solutions, has anyone heard a peep about iphone integration?
  2. korndog2003 macrumors regular


    May 31, 2007
    Keyser, WV, USA
    alpine is the root password for the iphone lol:rolleyes:
  3. angrygolfer macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2007
    Sort of a quick recap of my situation: I have an Alpine cda-9856 (2006 model) with the iPod cable. Everything works fine. The only issue I have is that if you don't turn on Airplane Mode on the iPhone, you get interference through the stereo speakers if a call comes in while the iPhone is still connected to the iPod cable. I called Alpine earlier in the week. They said they are testing it with all their products. When I brought up the static they said that Apple will need to release a firmware update to fix that.

    I'm not sure I buy that but thats what they told me.
  4. woodbutcher macrumors regular


    Jul 1, 2007
    I went to replace my 3 yr old alpine headunit, the face does not always work when it opens. So anyway, I went to a local high end electronics store (ABT) and the salesperson was nice enough to try my iphone with the newer was a definate NO GO. there were errors on both the iphone, and the head unit... good news is, the bluetooth add on worked flawlessly. so for me, I will leave my 80 gig ipod in the glovebox, and let the iphone work just as a phone
  5. tasslehawf thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2003
    Austin, TX
    Does it transfer contacts over bluetooth? Can you make and receive calls for the ida-x001?

    I am going to pickup a new HU when they make something that is full integrated.
  6. yotaguy macrumors member

    May 22, 2005
    I have a 9857 headunit and it actully works very well with my iphone.

    It controls the music just like it did with my 8gb ipod. If the phone rings the music fades out like with headphones and i can answer without any issues.

    I have component speakers and a seperate amp so that could be why I dont have any interference
  7. fishtank22 macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2004
    Another Option

    I read all the poor reviews on the Bluetooth unit for the Alpine decks and decided to go a different route for my iPhone and save $150+

    I have the iPod Direct cable from my Alpine unit to my phone, but that only outputs the music from my iphone. Would have been great if it also allowed the audio from my phone calls, then I could have just used the mic on the iphone and have a decent speakerphone call. But it doesn't so what I did was use the AI-NET adapter (not the iPod Direct Cable) from the alpine deck to create an RCA out for my AUX input. I ran a RCA-to-headphone wire to my iphone.

    Now, when I get a call, I plug that wire in the top and hit the source button on my alpine deck to goto the AUX source. My calls audio comes in through the stereo, the iphone things I have headphones plugged in. Sounds great. I just need to keep it close to me so the mic picks up my voice. I leave it o my lap. works great.

    When the call is over, I just hit source back to the ipod Direct connection and I'm good to go. Make sense? saved me a lot of money, works great.
  8. mikelong622 macrumors 6502

    Sep 29, 2006
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    Sounds a bit too complicated for me....and dangerous.
  9. notsofatjames macrumors 6502a


    Jan 11, 2007
    Wales, UK
    I too have a cda-9856, and it works flawlessly. I dont really want to answer my phone in the car, so thats not an issue. I dont get static or interference either (I drive a Citroen C2, with all the other audio equipment stock).

    If i really wanted to have call access in car, I'd use a bluetooth headset. Listen to music, it fades, I answer on the headset, hang up, then the music continues. Perfect in almost every way. I've even slung together a DIY dock so that I just plonk my phone in and go!

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