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Definitely wrong, Apple is not charging for CarPlay, BMW is charging for the service. Probably to have the software updated or because they can. Alpine makes a wireless CarPlay radio and the only fee you pay is the cost of the radio.
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I think it's all about how you want to distribute the costs... I'm pretty sure Apple charges BMW a separate licensing fee to grant wireless access to carplay. So BMW can give it away, they could charge it as an option 100% up front, or as a subscription. However definitely true that Apple doesn't force BMW to charge customers a sub fee.
Still wrong, being pretty sure about something you know nothing about is interesting. They made it available years ago and only a few manufacturers have used it. More are coming in the next couple of years but it has been a slow process. Any vehicle that has Bluetooth and wifi can have the software written to implement CarPlay, there are no hidden costs other than the manufacturers own. Apple doesn’t charge for things like this, only MFI or lightning cable licenses. Unless you have some actual proof, you shouldn’t spread false information.
The only statement of fact made was the last one about Apple not forcing BMW to charge customers a sub fee. The rest was all speculation on the member's part. There are numerous posts in this forum based on 'speculation'.
Has anyone had theirs glitch out every so often? Haven’t had mine plugged in for a while but I bet when my xm goes to full price I’ll cancel and go back to wireless CarPlay so it’s easier and faster to stream off my phone
Yeah. The dongle glitching out on Siri activation on any Ford with Sync 3 is a known issue. I gave mine to my wife and she’s using it trouble free in her Leaf. I’m keeping an eye peeled for a fix (other than rolling back the software and introducing other problems). Getting a 90° Lightning cable made plugging in tolerable for now.
Yeah. The dongle glitching out on Siri activation on any Ford with Sync 3 is a known issue. I gave mine to my wife and she’s using it trouble free in her Leaf. I’m keeping an eye peeled for a fix (other than rolling back the software and introducing other problems). Getting a 90° Lightning cable made plugging in tolerable for now. View attachment 341651