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      06-14-2012, 08:26 AM   #1
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iPhone with iOS 6 or BMW navigation

How many will take a pass on BMW's 2K plus navigation and opt for an iPhone running Apple's iOS 6 map app?

For more info go to: http://www.apple.com/ios/ios6/maps/

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      06-14-2012, 09:04 AM   #2
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Both are running Tom Tom maps, in case you haven't realise
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      06-14-2012, 09:30 AM   #3
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Both are running Tom Tom maps, in case you haven't realise
I did know this, however with that being said and if everything being equal, except for the price difference, wouldn't the iPhone running iOS6 be viable alternative?
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      06-14-2012, 10:13 AM   #4
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If the BMW Nav runs TomTom, then why do I hear so many people complaining about how bad the routing is? I thought TomTom's were good.
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      06-14-2012, 10:33 AM   #5
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It all boils down to personal preference? I used portable Garmin unit all this while, and I long for the day that I have a factory OEM all in one, and finally got it in my F30. I like the clean look and no dangling cables to mess with, but I'm annoyed whenever the lady interfere with my music, so voice guidance is permanently off - never have this problem with standalone unit, I get both
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      06-14-2012, 11:01 AM   #6
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If the BMW Nav runs TomTom, then why do I hear so many people complaining about how bad the routing is? I thought TomTom's were good.
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If the BMW Nav runs TomTom, then why do I hear so many people complaining about how bad the routing is? I thought TomTom's were good.
Good points made. I currently have iDrive-Nav and I was planning to order it again. However when hearing about the new iOS6 iPhone, coming this fall featuring turn by turn command for $199.00 as oppose to BMW's new and improved 609 nav for $2,150.00 it made me stop and reconsider the option.
Regarding routing issues my current BMW nav has been at times less than steller.
With that being said, I'm open to other opinions
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      06-14-2012, 11:42 AM   #7
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I'm running the developer beta of iOS 6 and I must say I'm really impressed with the turn-by-turn navigation. That, plus Siri improvements (and the promise that BMW and others will support Siri) makes the iPhone a pretty compelling alternative to iDrive navigation.

For me, it's all about integration. If I could cleanly mount an iPhone or iPad into my dash, I'd be all about it. In reality, using a 3rd party device is usually a mess of cables, mounts, etc.. I always opt for factory/integrated hardware because I'm uptight about that stuff.

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      06-14-2012, 01:58 PM   #8
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Nave comes with other stuff...so I'll keep my factory Nav.

As mentioned earlier in thread, it's clean, no wires, etc....

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      06-14-2012, 02:03 PM   #9
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If the BMW Nav runs TomTom, then why do I hear so many people complaining about how bad the routing is? I thought TomTom's were good.
Strictly speaking they both run Teleatlas maps, which is owned by TomTom.
Routing has nothing to do with the maps.
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      06-14-2012, 04:06 PM   #10
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If you looking at BMW Nav as just navigation then you are looking at it all wrong. Its all about what else comes with it. Do some research as BMW does not lay stuff out in simple black and white. Package might say Nav & HUD but the list of features is about 10x longer than that.
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      06-14-2012, 07:44 PM   #11
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If you looking at BMW Nav as just navigation then you are looking at it all wrong. Its all about what else comes with it. Do some research as BMW does not lay stuff out in simple black and white. Package might say Nav & HUD but the list of features is about 10x longer than that.
Point well taken. Currently I have iDrive with navigation and well aware of all it's features. Researching BMW's new and improved nav and cross referencing it to Apple's iOS6 navigation app, which will offer turn-by-turn voice command plus countless other features, there seems to be a lot similarities for a fraction of the price. To be clear I too agree BMW offers an outstanding product but I'm weighing all my options.

http://www.apple.com/ios/ios6/maps/

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Just noticed that messages works with idrive on ios 6!
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Just noticed that messages works with idrive on ios 6!
Now that IS interesting.
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Just noticed that messages works with idrive on ios 6!
Can you elaborate on this?
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      06-16-2012, 03:15 PM   #15
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Can you elaborate on this?
Text messages and emails will come through your iDrive if bluetoothed.
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      06-16-2012, 04:21 PM   #16
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Text messages and emails will come through your iDrive if bluetoothed.
I'm assuming this only applies if you have BMW Apps/Enhanced BT?
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I'm assuming this only applies if you have BMW Apps/Enhanced BT?
Enhanced bluetooth, yes. BMW Apps shouldn't be a requirement from what I know.
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      06-17-2012, 02:54 PM   #18
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Just noticed that messages works with idrive on ios 6!
Can you elaborate on this?
This always worked for me ios5 with my 4s. Siri works really well, I don't have enhanced BT or BMW apps.
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Really? I wasn't able to read messages on the idrive screen until 6.
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Hang on Siri works really well? Now you're just making things up. Lol
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don't you have to get nav to get bmw apps/ bluetooth? i literally called my sa today to tell him remove tech package with io6 being announced.
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You guys shouldn't mix up map data and the navigation application. While both systems use the same map data (provided by TomTom owned Teleatlas), the rest is completely different. The presentation of the maps, the way routes are calculated, all this sits on top of the raw map data. So even if both have the same raw data, you can't compare them at all.
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