Lightning adapter/connector audio output clarified by Apple

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  1. troop231 macrumors 603

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  2. BmoreDrumGuy macrumors regular

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  3. Mark Booth macrumors 65816

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    What year is your car? Not every car uses the iPod Out feature. Some cars (maybe even MOST models that have 30-pin connectors for the iPod) have their own proprietary iPod/iPhone interface. My 2008 Infiniti EX35 is one such example. It does NOT need or use the iPod Out feature (which wasn't introduced until 2010).

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  4. BmoreDrumGuy macrumors regular

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    Mine is a 2010, and have been enjoying it from day one. Disappointing to say the least.
     
  5. lbhskier37 macrumors member

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    Are u sure your car uses iPod out? Does your car support iPod classic? If it does you are not using iPod out. That was an iOS feature. I wouldn't worry, your car will likely function the same.
     
  6. BmoreDrumGuy macrumors regular

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    I may be mistaking, but what I know is...when I connect my iPhone via cable to my car, my screen goes to iPod mode. From there song names, song titles, time displayed, menus for albums, playlists, etc is displayed. Driving a Kia Soul 2010.
     
  7. MattInOz macrumors 68030

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    Well there seems to be some confusion over what iPod-Out means.

    Cnet suggests it refers to BMW specific car kit?

     
  8. Mark Booth macrumors 65816

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    My 2008 Infiniti does EXACTLY the same thing (song names, song titles, time displayed, playlists, etc.) when I connect an iPhone or iPod. My Infiniti does NOT rely on "iPod Out".

    As suggested lbhskier37 suggested, even connecting an iPod Classic to my Infiniti works the same.

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  9. BmoreDrumGuy macrumors regular

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    Hopefully Lightning adapter won't interfer with it. Fingers crossed!
     
  10. Mark Booth macrumors 65816

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    I, and I'm sure many others, look forward to your report once you've acquired your new iPhone 5 and one of the Lightning to 30-pin adapters.

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