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      12-04-2019, 11:54 AM   #1
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Apple CarPlay is finally a free feature in BMW vehicles

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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?
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Nice! I'm still on my trial until Oct 2020. Nice to know that's a fee I won't be absorbing.
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Saw this on Autoblog. Took a while for BMW to do this, but hey I won't complain.
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How do I get Apple Car play on my car?
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      12-04-2019, 01:20 PM   #5
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How do I get Apple Car play on my car?
I believe you can get it via the ConnectedDrive Store on iDrive 6/7, not 100% sure.
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It was either this or find a way to code it in. Great step in the right direction now let's get them to not charge for basic safety features.
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BMW U-turns on Apple CarPlay subscription fees in US & UK:

They are going to offer the service for free...

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/t...iption-fees-uk

Great news!!
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Just read about this. Great news!
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      12-04-2019, 01:55 PM   #9
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Great news, good on BMW for listening to consumers. Often times our concerns fell on deaf ears. Now if only my ACP would start operating issue free again.
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I want my $300 back
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I am having a hard time if I should use Apple Car Play or the default BMW way. Can someone give me some con/pro? I know I don't like the navigation layout of the Apply Car Play.
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How do I get Apple Car play on my car?
login to your account on the connecteddrive website or register. installed and available to buy products should be displayed and you can subscribe/ download from there.
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      12-04-2019, 02:06 PM   #13
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Interesting - will this be available for iDrive 6 or only iDrive 7?

Update: shows up for me in my 2020 M4 with iDrive 6!
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It's not clear if this is only for new car purchases going forward or if any CarPlay enabled models will also benefit. How sincere BMW really is remains to be seen.
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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?
This is great news. I literally just paid $300 (20 year) last week when my trial ends in January.
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Unless your build has "Apple CarPlay Prep", you like will require some hardware - like WiFi antenna for sure. Then some coding.

If you have the Apple CarPlay Prep, then is app upgrade, probably: See
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Not in Spain it's not..... €399!!! Rip-off!

Glad I paid just $100 for the "hack"....
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Was always free for me as my 2017 was before the price tariffs, but this is good to hear. It should never be a charge.
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I am having a hard time if I should use Apple Car Play or the default BMW way. Can someone give me some con/pro? I know I don't like the navigation layout of the Apply Car Play.
I prefer the BMW layout over Apple CarPlay, standard map is much better than Apple Nav and you can read your message on the iDrive.
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Gutted to say the least

I bought mine YESTERDAY. Seems like this will be my last BMW. Engine problems and now this.
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How do I get refund for this?
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I think people are forgetting Apple CarPlay is a platform. You don't have to use Apple Maps. You can use any maps installed on your phone e.g. Waze, Google maps, etc.

This in it self makes the maps much more valuable as it is updated frequently. In addition, it takes in more robust traffic and crowd share data than the native BMW system.
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