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      12-04-2019, 04:01 PM   #45
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It's absolutely shocking that they knew about this and still sold it as. Black Friday deal last week.
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It's absolutely shocking that they knew about this and still sold it as. Black Friday deal last week.
What's the difference between this and Apple selling an old gen iPhone up until the day before a new Phone is released?

Win some, lose some.
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Awesome! Thanks for sharing.
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definitely not free yet on the Australian page.

$639 bucks to prepare it seems. no, Thank you. happy with the BMW interface and my android. for some reason only for iphone8 so preparation is charged and then it's free? doesn't make sense..
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Smart move BMW.
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      12-04-2019, 04:16 PM   #52
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they likely realized they were spending more engineering hours on a bmw connect systems outage (which caused carplay to go down) than it was worth to just write the integration code.. set it and forget it

plus the awful optics of nickle and dime which german manufacturers already have a rep for
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LOL

I'm thinking they always planned on making it free but they got enough people to buy-in and cover developmental costs for awhile.
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Can you use iPhone WAZE with CarPlay?
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Can you use iPhone WAZE with CarPlay?
Yes. It's the main reason I have car play
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Yes. I use WAZE the whole time instead of the BMW app. I find WAZE more friendly.
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      12-04-2019, 04:26 PM   #57
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https://www.autoblog.com/2019/12/04/...apple-carplay/

Looks like the constant criticism has gotten to them... makes sense, as it was honestly a bit rude in a way to charge for a feature that many <$20k cars come with standard on cars that cost anywhere for $40k-$200k, hopefully the connection issues also start being solved.

I wonder if refunds will go to those who paid for it?
While I didn't use CarPlay until the past month when I figured out that my Tunein Radio app works MUCH better with it, my current new-car subscription ends on 12/15. My ConnectedDrive page still shows the subscription renewal charges as others are seeing so I called the 1-888# to ask a rep about the announcement. I asked specifically about the end of the subscription cost requirement to continue using and after checking with a supervisor, she told me the announcement story was a hoax...there will continue to be a subscription cost.

For now I'm taking this with a grain of salt, but I'm getting the rear camera software recall done next week and will ask my dealer at that time. Any new/additional information should be much better communicated through the dealer network or BMW NA by then if this is true. I hope it is because I don't want to pay to continue using it.
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I use both depending on what I am doing. It's easy to go back and forth now that BMW has worked out the bugs with CarPlay implementation. Be advised that my comments are based on my experience with my 2018 M3 comp and my 2019 X6M.
Whats the quickest way to go back and forth?
Delete your phone. Reconnect your phone to the car. When prompted to connect to CarPlay select CarPlay. Once the phone is connected to the car, go into media, then manage phones and you will see the option to connect using BMW or CarPlay. You can select either one. If you want to change from say BMW mode to CarPlay, you just go back into manage phones and select CarPlay and the phone will connect via CarPlay. Once CarPlay is set up, going to manage phones will allow you to go back and forth. Hope this helps.
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It's not free YET.
I guess they have to update their systems in every country. Might take several days...
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Yes. It's the main reason I have car play
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Yes. I use WAZE the whole time instead of the BMW app. I find WAZE more friendly.
Thank you for your reply guys! Waze rocks!
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It's absolutely shocking that they knew about this and still sold it as. Black Friday deal last week.
What's the difference between this and Apple selling an old gen iPhone up until the day before a new Phone is released?

Win some, lose some.
Right. Which is why I don't see people getting refunds.
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Can you use iPhone WAZE with CarPlay?
Yes. It's the main reason I have car play
Yep. I only use CarPlay when I have Waze running. Otherwise I use BMW mode.
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It's absolutely shocking that they knew about this and still sold it as. Black Friday deal last week.
What's the difference between this and Apple selling an old gen iPhone up until the day before a new Phone is released?

Win some, lose some.
Right. Which is why I don't see people getting refunds.
Yeah I paid $600 for lifetime activation about 6 months ago.

It's now free. There are more important things in life to have a whinge about. Good luck to the people that now get it for free.
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Interesting - will this be available for iDrive 6 or only iDrive 7?
I have iDrive 6 and its available.
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Well they can just increase the car base px, no one would be able to tell, much better marketing images that way as well
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