Apple Car play or bin it off ?

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Symo6791
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Apple Car play or bin it off ?

Post by Symo6791 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:17 pm

Hi all, bit of advice please ..... I've ordered Apple Car Play on my M140 Shadow but I am now uncertain whether I should cancel this? Read a few things that have made me think it's not worth the money and maybe I should choose something of a similar value instead or just save on the monthlies. I have Pro Nav on my order but have never had Car Play on previous BMWs with Pro Nav fitted but have never felt like I needed anything else. Any help from people who have experienced it would be much appreciated please ....Cheers
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Re: Apple Car play or bin it off ?

Post by withy1 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:59 pm

I've just picked up my M140i Shadow with Pro Media and no CarPlay, and am sitting here tonight wondering if I should add on CarPlay (apparently it's just software now, and you add it on via this https://www.bmw-connecteddrive.co.uk/ap ... se_CarPlay

At the moment, I can't see the point. I've never had Pro Nav before, and as you say, it's so complete, that CarPlay might just be a toy we'd use for a short while and then revert back to the Pro Nav functionality (I've never had good use of Apple Maps anyway, and since we have the Connected functionality with Deezer activated, I wouldn't even use the media playback in CarPlay)
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