iPhone 3G not charging with BMW factory kit

Interesting | July 14th, 2008 by 33

I am one of the "Apple junkie" that absolutely had to buy the new iPhone 3G the moment it came out. I did avoid the …

I am one of the "Apple junkie" that absolutely had to buy the new iPhone 3G the moment it came out. I did avoid the craziness on Friday, but Saturday I broke down and went to the Apple Store early in the morning. An hour later, I was the proud or not, owner of a black 3G iPhone. As I posted on Thursday, I was wondering about the new iPhone 3G and its compatibility with the BMW bluetooth or navigation system. 

Last year in June, we posted an extensive article on the first generation iPhone compability with a 2007 BMW 328xi. Unfortunately when I bought my new car, I decided to give up on the bluetooth option so I wasn't able to test it myself yet, but I will do so this week.

In the mean time, one of my friends let me play around with the iPhone and BMW factory integration kit. Most of the functions work fine, it will play and control the iPhone. So, the integration seems to be flawless, until you realize that your phone is NOT charging when using the A/C adapter. This has to be a deal breaker for a lot of people, especially those that were looking to upgrade their iPhone 2G which works perfect. 

At this point I am not sure if it's mostly a hardware related problem or just simply a software bug that can be corrected through an update, but we intend to follow up on this and see if any solutions will arise.

If you guys discover more bugs, please share them with the rest of us.

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