STILL no phone call audio output via Lightning?

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  1. Brookzy, Apr 14, 2016
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2016

    Brookzy macrumors 68040

    Brookzy

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    #1
    TL;DR: Has anyone found a way to output call audio via a Lightning to 30-pin adapter?

    In my car I used to use a Lightning cable for power and a 3.5mm aux cable for audio.

    Getting fed up with connecting two cables every time I got in and out of the car, and anticipating a headphone jack-less iPhone 7, I looked into a more a elegant solution.

    I now use Lightning to 30-pin -> the old iPod Composite AV Cable -> RCA to 3.5mm. Convoluted but visually and functionally superior - it's all hidden in the glove box.

    Coupled with a great Brodit mount I now have my music, Sat Nav audio, Siri, and charging all over one cable that I can slot my phone into in an instant. Lovely.

    Except calls. Call audio still comes out of the built-in speaker, which is inaudible while driving.

    I remember this being a criticism a few years ago, but surely after years of Lightning being in the mainstream this is a problem that has been resolved somehow?

    Input appreciated!
     
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  3. Brookzy thread starter macrumors 68040

    Brookzy

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    #3
    Interesting... So it is technically possible to route call audio via the Lightning port, but only with the Lightning dock! :confused:

    Unfortunately the Lightning dock is unsuitable for car use with it being so flimsy and unmountable.

    There must be a way! Grr

    Maybe I'll have to get a Lightning extension cable (though they seem dodgy as hell at the moment) and route it into a Lightning dock that's effectively being used as an adapter.
     

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