iPhone 5 Adapter Cradle for BMW Now Available
Because Apple decided to change the connector of the new phone from 30-pin to 8-pin most users were rendered unable to use their BMW iPhone cradles with the new phones.
The new adapter fits in the E8x 1 Series, E9x 3 Series, E6x 5 Series, F1x models, X1, F25 X3, E70 X5, if they have Combox and the price tag is set at €399 in Europe. At the moment, the adapter cradle is not available in the US but for the European customers the order code is 84.21-2 338 568-01.
However, a huge problem with this adapter is that the iPhone 5 media span-in adapter does not support video playback. That means that this €400 accessory is basically the same thing you could get at a much lower price by following our DIY.
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On the 3G/3Gs version was the same problem so they included a fan in 4/4s version!
Now my iPhone 5 gets really hot in the cradle...
A lot of money and one year of waiting for this failure.
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