Has anyone heard if the iPhone will work with Alpine decks currently on the market?

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  1. Fyrsiege23 macrumors newbie

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    Hi I am new to these boards and I am wondering if anyone has heard if the iPhone will work with Alpine decks through the iPod cable? The only reason I ask is because it looks like the iPhone has the same connection as the iPod. It would be great if I can plug in the iPhone and have it work with my Alpine deck. Just curious if anyone has heard anything about it. TIA :)
     
  2. loudestnoise macrumors 6502

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    I'm sure everyone who is thinking of buying an iPhone and is wondering whether [INSERT MANUFACTURER'S NAME HERE] deck in their vehicle will work. I have a Kenwood iPod adapter, and yes I hope it works. Does anyone know yet? Doubt it.
     
  3. pr5owner macrumors 65816

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    if you have a 3.5mm Aux jack it will work in any system.

    too bad the iphone probably wont show up as a UMS device, if it did, USB decks could just read direct from flash memory and charge the phone at the same time as it does with my Meizu (i have a KD-G820 deck BTW, it can even read SD, MMC, CF, MS cards!)
     
  4. tasslehawf macrumors 6502

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    I have an older model Alpine/ipod setup in my truck. It would be my guess that it would work due to the dock connector, however it would be rather awkward to answer a phone call. A bluetooth system would be better suited.
     
  5. loudestnoise macrumors 6502

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    Well as the OP and I were talking about, (at least i think they were) decks that have the 30-pin dock connector. Such is my situation.
     
  6. GnarleyMarley macrumors 6502

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    I ws wondering the same thing. I just got one of the alpine headunits installed in my audi about 3 months ago, hopefully it won't be a waste of $600.
     
  7. tasslehawf macrumors 6502

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    I don't see how it would work, however Alpine and Apple have been close allies in the car audio arena. I would hope there is some car functionality build into the phone the will work with current headunits.

    I would like to see it pause a song when I call comes in and divert to a bluetooth headset.
     
  8. viggen61 macrumors 6502

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    I'd like to find that out, too. I have an Alpine deck with the dock cable, and use it with my iPod daily. It would be nice to not have to tote both the iPhone and iPod to work daily.

    As for calls, it would seem that, with an interface like this, that it should be a simple matter to use the audio connection to listen to the caller via the car's speakers, and either the built-in speakerphone mic in the iPhone or - at worst - a separate mic for the audio into the iPhone for the call...

    But of course what seems simple on the outside, may not be.

    But that sure would be nice, and I wouldn't have to pay Alpine $200 for their bluetooth adapter!:) :apple:
     
  9. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    From what I understand of the situation. If you plug something that isn't made for iPhone into the dock connector it will put the phone in Airplane mode. So I am betting that when we plug it into our source units it will act just like an ipod and basically forward all calls to VVM.
     
  10. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    I will be (hopefully) getting 2 iPhones in about 2.5 hours. I will post later today how it reacts to being plugged in to a vehicle.
     
  11. angrygolfer macrumors 6502

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    I have an Alpine CDA-9856 with the dock connector. The iPhone works fine. I plugged it in and got the "Searching" message on the head unit for a few seconds and then my music started to play. I brought my home phone out and called the iPhone while it was playing music. As with the headphones plugged in, the music muted and the phone rang. I answered the phone with the the Alpine interface still plugged in. The call was there and I could have a conversation. The only issue was that when I was talking on the phone while it was still connected to the Alpine interface the stereo emitted some static out of its speakers. Outside of that it worked fine.
     
  12. angrygolfer macrumors 6502

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    Some additional information: I just went out for a drive in my vehicle with my iPhone attached to my Alpine CDA-9856. it seemed to work well howeverwhen the phone transmits or receives you get interference through the head unit in the form of static through the speakers. It's a little annoying when your grooving to a tune you're into. I suppose this is something the car audio manufacturers will need to address.
     
  13. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    Will test on my IVA-200 today. Have to call today as I still haven't got my "email" :(
     
  14. staz macrumors newbie

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    I have the same head unit and have a question... when you say you get static when you transmit and receive, do you mean for the duration of the call? I'm a little confused as to when the static occurs. Does it make the conversation difficult? Also, what microphone are you using? The iPhones? If so, do you have it mounted on your dash so it's closer to your mouth?

    One more question... what's the music quality like compared to you iPod?

    I really love the Alpine 9856... and really hoping my iPhone (ETA 2-4 weeks) works well with it!
     
  15. angrygolfer macrumors 6502

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    This occurs when you aren't even on the phone. One thing I do have setup is for my email to be checked every half hour so when it goes out to check I think thats when the static occurs. On a call the static occurs the whole call. This isn't static in your iPhone conversation, its just from the stereo. I am using the multin in mic to talk. I do not have it mounted on my dash. I just hold it up to my ear.

    I use the iPod cable. Since it plugs into the dock connector I wonder if that is where the interference is being generated from. I just picked up the AiNet AUX adapter. It plugs into the AiNET port in the back of the stereo and allows you to connect any MP3 player via the headphone jack. I am going to try that out and see if there is still interference.

    The other reason why I want to connect it that is because the sound quality is very inconsistent. I could be listening to a song that sounds fine then when the next song comes on the sound of the song is much quieter like its a poor recording. When I plug my nano in everything sounds fine. I will let you know how it goes. This is a deal breaker for me. If I can't get this working well with my stereo its going back to the store.
     
  16. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    Does any of your connectors actually charge the iPhone? My CB-100II (Pioneer) charges my Nano, but not the iPhone. Hmm, that isn't good.
     
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    Great thread I have an Alpine deck too, but Ive been to lazy to drive about to test it out. I will test to see how mine works tomorrow on the way to class.
     
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    Yeah it asks if you want to activate Airplane mode. If you don't and get a call the speakers will make funny noises (sometimes) while the call is active and the phone is plugged in. Oh man I just realized how awesome the iPhones auto correct is. I had tons of spelling errors it would auto correct for me!
     
  20. ejl10 macrumors member

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    I've got the 9857 (very similar head unit), and I agree completely. If the iPhone doesn't work with my stereo as well as my Nano does, then it just isn't going to work for me. Definitely a deal breaker. A shame, too, because I was really looking forward to getting a phone that plays well with all my fruit-related stuff.
     
  21. kellen macrumors 68020

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    Well I have the alpine 9883 and it is working, sort of. I plug it into the cord, then it just says searching, nothing plays. For some reason if I have my iphone playing while I connect it, it starts playing, but out of the iphone speakers (while still saying it is connected to an unsupported device).

    Any tricks or steps I should do to make this work?

    Only good thing is that it charges it while connected and I have the aux input (used for my sirius) so I could make it work, but I prefer the ease of use of the dock connection.
     
  22. technicolor macrumors 68000

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    I dont know what model I have, I wil have to look when I get in my car, but my iPod works fine with the deck. When I first plug it in and it says the accessory isntt made for the iphone, but the deck eventually finds it and its plays. I can also search all the playlists and the sound goes down whenever a call comes in. I forgot to look to see if it was actually charges.
     
  23. kellen macrumors 68020

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    That would be great.

    So you connect it to the ipod cable and how long does it take? Do you have it on the ipod setting when you connect or do it before the car starts? Also do you select a playlist?

    Sorry, just frustrating hearing some people have it working while mine isn't.
     
  24. slazareth macrumors regular

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    I have the Alpine 9885. It works awesome with my iPod Nano, but my iPhone gives the dreaded airplane mode message. If in Airplane mode I can play music through my car stereo, but if not in Airplane mode the music will come out of the iPhone's built in speakers. This needs to be remedied right fast.
     
  25. ejl10 macrumors member

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    In Airplane mode do you have full control from your head unit? In other words, does it work the same as your Nano when in Airplane mode?
     

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