Originally Posted by SuriF30
If I want to run BMW apps (web radio, aupeo!), is it necessary to run apps on iphone before I can use apps on idrive?
...actually, there's another option.
You can use an iPod Touch that's tethered to an iPhone via wi-fi as a hotspot in the car too.
My friend just did this today, wants to use BMW Apps but doesn't want to lose text notifications and wants to have his iPhone cordless. So he connects his iPhone to iDrive via Bluetooth, connects to his iPod Touch via wi-fi, and then has his iPod Touch running BMW Apps via USB.
As a bonus, his kids can use the hotspot in the back seat for their iPads and Facetime grandma.