BMW updates iPod dock connector
BMW today announced the debut of a new BMW Interface for iPod that will enable the new batch of BMW models off the assembly line the ability to work with the iconic player.
The car company has said that the new BMW Interface for iPod will mean iPod connectivity will be available for every current BMW model.
The new BMW Interface for iPod will be available for owners of the new BMW 3 Series Sedans and Sports Wagons as well as the 5, 6, and 7 Series.
It will also be available for the new M5 Sedan and M6 Coupe.
The original BMW iPod Adapter will continue to be available for 2002 and later BMW models: X3, X5, Z4, and previous generation 3 Series.
The new Interface will also allow users to incorporate their iPods directly into their car's sound system, but with the newly available capability to sort their music according to their own playlists, as well as by artist, album, genre, podcast, and finally, a random selection of 500 songs from the user library.
Artist, album, and song title will appear in the Display Monitor.
The new Interface is compatible with all iPods with a dock connector, including the iPod nano and the fifth generation iPod.
The BMW iPod Interfaces integrate the iPod through a direct connection in the BMW glovebox.
The new BMW iPod Interface will be available for customers to purchase at BMW centers beginning in July 2006. Pricing has not been determined.