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      09-21-2012, 05:51 AM   #1
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iPhone 5 Lightning Adapter

Emailed my dealer this morning re compatibility with my 116i F20 and iPhone 5:

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Information should be updated or will be soon on internet ref compatibility as for docking or cables or
adaptors will not know until October, I understand that America are up and running but whether compatible
I would probably say not.
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What a pain Apple
The new iphone5 has new pin configuration so it is going to cost for new Y cables if you want to use and charge it in the car.
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      09-21-2012, 08:57 AM   #3
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You can buy an lightning to 30 pin adapter for a while...
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      09-21-2012, 04:00 PM   #4
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You can buy an lightning to 30 pin adapter for a while...
Yes but if you see my DIY on mounting iPhone on my dash, that accessory will not work for me. Unless I had a 30 pin female to lightning adapter
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Yes but if you see my DIY on mounting iPhone on my dash, that accessory will not work for me. Unless I had a 30 pin female to lightning adapter
if everything goes perfect, I'll have my iPhone 5 tomorrow... I'll let you know my experience with the cable options..
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      09-22-2012, 07:41 AM   #6
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if everything goes perfect, I'll have my iPhone 5 tomorrow... I'll let you know my experience with the cable options..
thanks LatinBimmer!
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This is it!! This is the cable I need

http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MD824ZM/A/lightning-to-30-pin-adapter-02-m?fnode=48
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This cable comes for free with the iPhone 5... Today I'll write a review about it!
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This cable comes for free with the iPhone 5... Today I'll write a review about it!
I don't think so- this cable is 30pin to lightning. iPhone 5 comes with USB to lightning...
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Im assuming you have the basic bluetooth in your car or you would be just using a2dp connection.

The new lightning adaptor doesnt have analog audio out on it , thus the Y cable won't work any more.
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Im assuming you have the basic bluetooth in your car or you would be just using a2dp connection.

The new lightning adaptor doesnt have analog audio out on it , thus the Y cable won't work any more.
That's an interesting point- as the cable I listed states that cable only supports analog audio...
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Well, I did the test yesterday. iPhone 5 comes with USB to lightning, so when I plug into the USB port on my F20 it doesn't work, as you already know, it requires a new Y cable.

Bluetooth works perfect (calls, phonebook, etc)

I bought the 30 pin to lightning adapter to use my old Y cable...I'll let you know as soon as it arrives.
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If the analogue part of the lightning is missing, can't you just use an ordinary headphone to headphone lead into the aux in.

I havent got one to try but if you plug a headphone into the hphone port on the iphone, and the other end into the aux in, and the USB Y cable to the lightning via the Apple adapter, does that work?

ie. (excuse my rubbish MSPaint skills)

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If the analogue part of the lightning is missing, can't you just use an ordinary headphone to headphone lead into the aux in.

I havent got one to try but if you plug a headphone into the hphone port on the iphone, and the other end into the aux in, and the USB Y cable to the lightning via the Apple adapter, does that work?

ie. (excuse my rubbish MSPaint skills)

it does support the Y cable- please read from the apple web-site regarding the female 30pin to lightning connector:

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This adapter lets you connect devices with a Lightning connector to many of your 30-pin accessories.* Support for analogue audio output, USB audio, as well as syncing and charging. Video output not supported.
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it does support the Y cable- please read from the apple web-site regarding the female 30pin to lightning connector:
Yeah, I'm almost sure that method works, but I don't have the adapter. As soon as I receive that I'll let you know
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