iPodYourBMW Ad

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001
    In followup to the earlier story on rumors of an Apple/BMW iPod partnership, MacMinute posted a magazine advertisement promoting the new features.

    The ad reads:

    and directs users to iPodYourBMW.com (not yet live)
  2. bobindashadows macrumors 6502

    Mar 16, 2002
    First Post?

    That looks awesome... I don't know if it would sway my buying decision if I were looking for a car like that, but it's neat.
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
  4. dwsolberg macrumors 6502a

    Dec 17, 2003
    Did anyone notice?

    That the website was registered on register.com? It's strange that Apple or BMW or Fallon Worldwide would use a consumer-oriented service to register a new website. This seems really odd to me, but I guess they have to do it some way.
  5. tveric macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2003
    Now they just need to put the same interface in all VW's and I'll buy my new TDI Jetta.
  6. dizastor macrumors 6502a


    Dec 27, 2001
    Los Angeles
    mmm seamless intergration *drool*

    sadly, I can't afford an ipod or a BMW
  7. asif786 macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2004
    London, UK.

    I think register.com is one of the most expensive registrars - perhaps that's why they used it?
  8. Freg3000 macrumors 68000


    Sep 22, 2002
    New York
    Later this year.....mmmmmm......Sooner rather than later is always good. :D

    Very cool. Love the ad too, with the split steering/iPod wheel
  9. innervision macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2003

    why only these three model cars and not the higher-end model 5, 6 and 7 series?
  10. Aeolius macrumors 6502a

    Jul 25, 2002
    Ready for a unique complaint?

    My new Suburban has XM radio and no cassette adapter. I consider this to be a downgrade from my previous car, a Tahoe, because now I have to hook my iPod up through the auxiliary video input of the overhead DVD player. I have tried FM transmitters and have never found one that preserved the quality of sound. I am about ready to yank the factory-installed XM radio out of there and get a radio with a cassette deck.
  11. gallagb macrumors 6502


    Apr 28, 2004
    i've talked 2 my VW dealer
    he says- as cool as it would be-
    VW has no plans on doing anything like this anytime soon.

    quote: "well, yes, VW does cool things- but sometimes just a bit slower"
    my agruement: they used to offer an iPod/Beetle deal
    his response "that sold a LOT of cars"
    me: "so"?
    him "we'll see, but don't count on it"

    grr- i just picked up a new '04 Golf GLS
    and the stereo adaptor works in my tape deck attached to my iPod- but it would be cooler if it was integrated
    much cooler
    eventually i'm sure- just a question of when.-
    yea for BMW though- maybe it'll raise the industry to a new standard
  12. dongmin macrumors 68000


    Jan 3, 2002
  13. asif786 macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2004
    London, UK.

    Exactly. How could they forget the X5? That's like one of the most popular BMWs in the UK atm...
  14. micvog macrumors 6502


    Sep 10, 2003
    Now if only BMW offered Bluetooth integration the same way as the Acura TL...
  15. Gherkin macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2004
    I think BMWs are some of the nicest looking expensive cars. If I were rich, it'd probably the type of car I'd buy (and no, not just because of the iPod adapter).
  16. five04 macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2003
    Charlotte, North Carolina

    notice the picture behind steve is the same as the one in the ad minus the bmw logo.
  17. veedubdrew macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    Guess y'all haven't heard about this:


    The icelink allows you to control an ipod through your stock stereo's cd-changer controls. Most newer cars, even with the base stereo, have factory controls for a CD changer and the icelink makes use of them.

    On my car, the ipod can even be controlled through the factory 7" LCD touch screen or my steering wheel mounted audio controls! I plan to get one of these very soon, hide my ipod in the center console and have 2500 wired-in tunes at my disposal. This thing seems virtually identical to what BMW is doing (maybe it's the same unit?) in their promo.

    As for the 5, 6, and 7 series models, I suspect there is no option for this new thing because of the stupid iDrive control interface. That thing is a nightmare...


    Edit: That link doesn't seem to get you all the way there, but just go to the "products" link on the left, then choose "icelink 1.1."
  18. D0ct0rteeth macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2002
    Franklin, TN
  19. Longey Nowze macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2001
    I think

    those models use the iDrive which is completely different from the lower end models, the iDrive is based on are you ready? windows :eek: so I think they would have to write more software for that or something...

    I like Audi more but that's my Opinion the new A6 is cool!
  20. silverone macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2004
    Rust Belt
    Cheaper Car: Same Idea

    Anyone who is interested, can also pick up the new Smart Fortwo that also works specifically with the 3G iPods.
    I'm in the US and have ordered one already from a Windsor, CA MB Dealership. I got the iPod interior accessories online and the dealership is just going to install it. No wires, ports right into bottom adapter for charging and playback through the head unit without the need to finding an appropriate sound level on one or the other. Works much like the Altec Lansing technology if you're familiar with that. Owed a Brand New Bimmer and had never-ending electrical issues - now I'm shopping smart (cheap) cause gas is insane!! FYI -silverone
  21. ahmadof macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2003
    i think the reason people are more excited about this than the..

    icelink is that the icelink 1) requires that you disconnect your CD changer, and 2) does not allow full integration (song titles,playlists). 1 may not be that important, but 2 is critical if you want to put your iPod in the trunk or glovebox. The icelink is just a partial solution.
  22. Xenious macrumors 6502a

    Mar 22, 2004
    Texas, USA
    Excellent choice! I shall be adding this new ipod connectivity to my Z4 once it is available.
  23. joemama macrumors 6502

    Apr 21, 2003

    Because the same people who buy 3-series are the ones most probable to buy and/or have iPods.

    5/7 Series are more parents.....(in general)
  24. moosecat macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2002
    Not that it's very important, but no, they're not the same pictures. Look at way the dashboard features in the background line up with the sides of the wheel. No match.
  25. fixyourthinking macrumors 6502a


    Oct 24, 2002
    Greenville SC
    Question for Gherkin

    I found a post of yours in another forum saying this:

    The reason it is constantly delayed is because Apple and MacMice are deep in negotiations to brand the bluetooth mouse as an official Apple product.

    Sorry I couldn't see your email address and I want to know how you know this or where else you saw this or read this from.

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