I earlier stated wrong information given to me by someone else. I think I have it right now. If you have BMW Assist, then the white lightning cable works ok. If you do not have the BMW Assist, for your iPhone5 music to work, you must use the BMW Y cable. To use the BMW Y cable, with your iPhone5, you have to purchase the 30 pin to lightning connector. It is $29 on Apple. For me, this does not work well, because I have to remove my phone case, to fit the 30 pin to lightning adapter into my phone. Apple, has a short cable, with lightning on one end and 30 pin on the other, but it is $39. You can use your white lightning cable from your phone to the car usb and then use a separate stereo cable and this also works the same as the Y cable.
Last edited by vahiker99; 02-25-2013 at 02:59 PM.