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      10-06-2012, 10:28 AM   #13
RobUK
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As I understand it, the big thing with Mobile Application Preparation is integration with the iPhone BMW 'Connected' app which is supposed to give you:
  • ECO PRO driving style analyser (requires the 'new' Pro nav unit).
  • Wiki local search - what's nearby.
  • News/RSS feed reader.
  • Stream internet radio through the car (uses your phone's data plan?).
  • Calendar on your phone can be displayed/read in the car.
  • Twitter/Facebook posts are read out to you, plus I think the car can be set to automatically send its location.
  • Last mile navigation - if you have to complete your journey on foot that could be handy.
  • Vehicle finder (although the BMW Remote app can do that too).
  • Enhanced iDrive interface when playing music from a supported iOS device.

The 600 retrofit price is from a 3rd party, and as I'd only be interested in the calendar and navigation bits, that's a bit steep for something that's a 130 option. I've yet to find out from my local dealer what it is though... although while BMW say it's available as a retrofit, dealer will probably shrug their shoulders
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