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Old 03-07-2009, 01:21 PM   #1
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iPhone 3g questions...

ok... so i'm sure that plugging in an iphone to the usb outlet will let the stereo control the ipod part of the iphone... but here is my main question... will the bluetooth still work while it is connected to the radio? and will the 3G iPhone charge when connected?

the reason I ask the second question about the 3G charging is because the new 3G phone is not as compatible with charging as the old iPhone and regular ipods...

i know not too many people have had access to the car, but good guesses are always welcome
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Old 03-07-2009, 04:01 PM   #2
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I have the original iPhone and went to the dealer today and plugged it into a CTS with the "same" connectivity package as the camaro. That's what the Gm said, I'm not sure if it's true. The iPhone immediatley connected and was charging. I turned it on and switched to aux and my songs started playing. Maybe you should try the same thing and let us know what you find out.
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ok... so i'm sure that plugging in an iphone to the usb outlet will let the stereo control the ipod part of the iphone... but here is my main question... will the bluetooth still work while it is connected to the radio? and will the 3G iPhone charge when connected?

the reason I ask the second question about the 3G charging is because the new 3G phone is not as compatible with charging as the old iPhone and regular ipods...

i know not too many people have had access to the car, but good guesses are always welcome
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The 3G probably will not charge ,but it will play music and the bluetooth will work while connected . My 1g iphone charge ,but the 3G will not.
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Old 03-07-2009, 05:11 PM   #4
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Ok, I have had my 3G in Number 3. It will charge, and you can recieve calls over bluetooth while it is connected via the USB and playing music. Just talked to my wife 5 minutes ago. When you hang up, your music starts playing again.

Very nice. The only issue I have is the iphone (and apparently other apple products) are not configured to stream the music using bluetooth.
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thanks number 3! I've been wondering this for a long time. It makes me very happy the 3g will charge
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:02 PM   #6
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Ok, I have had my 3G in Number 3. It will charge, and you can recieve calls over bluetooth while it is connected via the USB and playing music. Just talked to my wife 5 minutes ago. When you hang up, your music starts playing again.

Very nice. The only issue I have is the iphone (and apparently other apple products) are not configured to stream the music using bluetooth.

That means I can use my 13 inch Studio XPS laptop, I have an internal bluetooth module that supports:

Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) and Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) and also HFP1.5

which means that I can stream music from my laptop via Windows Media Player, not to mention I can charge it at the same time

something I can't do with my MyGiG without modding the software, the Camaro may not have nav but THIS IS SOME FLY SHIT


Edit- I not sure you are able to do this with a Macbook and I tunes because apples bluetooth modules are weird, let me look into this
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hey nexus you should check your 3G it should charge
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Ok, I have had my 3G in Number 3. It will charge, and you can recieve calls over bluetooth while it is connected via the USB and playing music. Just talked to my wife 5 minutes ago. When you hang up, your music starts playing again.

Very nice. The only issue I have is the iphone (and apparently other apple products) are not configured to stream the music using bluetooth.
Awesome! I was hoping this was the case. I too have a 3G iPhone, I have found with a pair of head phones I have that have a dongle that plugs into the bottom of iPods it allows the iPod to transmit audio via bluetooth to the headset and pauses the music when a call comes in. Much the same way the iPhone 3G pauses when a call comes in, minus the ability to transfer music audio via bluetooth, so this nifty headset I bought for my iPod/RAZR V3xx does not work with my iPhone 3G... because it does not accept streaming audio as you mentioned... anyway long story short, I was hoping that by plugging the 3G ino the USB of the Camaro that it would 1- charge it, 2 play the music through it, and 3 pause the music and link to the bluetooth in the car to answer the phone.! Sounds like it does, great news.

I do have one question though, when plugged in, do you lose control of the iPhones MP3 player and is it soley controled through the head unit? or does it still allow you to choose music from the phone directly without having to unplug it? Or is there an option in the head unit (such is the case in my after market Pioneer in my FJ) that allows you to control the iPhone from the head unit AND from the iPhone at the same time?
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Ok, I have had my 3G in Number 3. It will charge, and you can recieve calls over bluetooth while it is connected via the USB and playing music. Just talked to my wife 5 minutes ago. When you hang up, your music starts playing again.

Very nice. The only issue I have is the iphone (and apparently other apple products) are not configured to stream the music using bluetooth.
Question: Is skipping tracks controls on the steering wheel or do I have to take my eye off the road to hit 'seek' on the dash? I'm completely used to doing this on the wheel without taking my eye off the road now.
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Question: Is skipping tracks controls on the steering wheel or do I have to take my eye off the road to hit 'seek' on the dash? I'm completely used to doing this on the wheel without taking my eye off the road now.
If it interfaces with the head unit, it should work, the knobs on the steering wheel
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If it interfaces with the head unit, it should work, the knobs on the steering wheel
Good because on the training videos they only show them using the dash. I'd hate to lose the steering wheel functionality.
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Awesome! I was hoping this was the case. I too have a 3G iPhone, I have found with a pair of head phones I have that have a dongle that plugs into the bottom of iPods it allows the iPod to transmit audio via bluetooth to the headset and pauses the music when a call comes in. Much the same way the iPhone 3G pauses when a call comes in, minus the ability to transfer music audio via bluetooth, so this nifty headset I bought for my iPod/RAZR V3xx does not work with my iPhone 3G... because it does not accept streaming audio as you mentioned... anyway long story short, I was hoping that by plugging the 3G ino the USB of the Camaro that it would 1- charge it, 2 play the music through it, and 3 pause the music and link to the bluetooth in the car to answer the phone.! Sounds like it does, great news.

I do have one question though, when plugged in, do you lose control of the iPhones MP3 player and is it soley controled through the head unit? or does it still allow you to choose music from the phone directly without having to unplug it? Or is there an option in the head unit (such is the case in my after market Pioneer in my FJ) that allows you to control the iPhone from the head unit AND from the iPhone at the same time?
Not sure, I'll have to check, I've only used the radio. I guess if you want to use the ipod/iphone then you can use the regular audio jack.

I'll check it and get back to you.
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hey nexus you should check your 3G it should charge
i havent had a chance to check it on a camaro.i just assumed you couldn't,because on my alpine a 1G charges and the 3G does not .But then again my alpine does not use a usb ,it uses a special cable. I hadn't thought about that before answering .
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Not sure, I'll have to check, I've only used the radio. I guess if you want to use the ipod/iphone then you can use the regular audio jack.

I'll check it and get back to you.
When connected to PDIM, iphone has a white screen with "device attached" message. All iphone functions are available but the ipod is NOT. You have essentially transferred control to the car and the iphone is now memory.

If you want to use the iphone simply use the audio accessory jack. Not sure why you would do that though as the main advantage of the PDIM IS to tranfer the control.

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When connected to PDIM, iphone has a white screen with "device attached" message. All iphone functions are available but the ipod is NOT. You have essentially transferred control to the car and the iphone is now memory.

If you want to use the iphone simply use the audio accessory jack. Not sure why you would do that though as the main advantage of the PDIM IS to tranfer the control.

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Pair it with the bluetooth in the car .The music will fade out and the phone will ring .answer with the button on the stering wheel.
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When connected to PDIM, iphone has a white screen with "device attached" message. All iphone functions are available but the ipod is NOT. You have essentially transferred control to the car and the iphone is now memory.

If you want to use the iphone simply use the audio accessory jack. Not sure why you would do that though as the main advantage of the PDIM IS to tranfer the control.

Hope that helps.
Okay that's what I figured. My current deck gives you the option, when set to iPhone, it allows me to change song from the phone or the deck controls, but shows the album art rather than the white screen. This is good because it is easier and faster to navigate through the phone rather than pushing a knob to scroll, it's super slow that way on my head unit, maybe not so for the CAMARO. Oh well I will figure it out, at least it works which is what matters most! Thanks for the info Number3!
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Good news people.the update coming out will give the iphone 3G a2dp spport,as well as MMS. plus a few more options and upgrades

http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/17/l...preview-event/
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From Macrumors.com regarding the new 3.0 update soon to come:

"Apple today hosted a preview event for its upcoming iPhone OS 3.0, highlighting a few of over 1,000 new APIs for developers and over 100 new features for users. Full details are available in our live updates, but here are some of the highlights:

- In-App Purchasing: Allows developers to sell additional content from within applications. Highlighted uses include magazine subscriptions, eBooks, additional levels and items for games.
- Peer-to-Peer Connectivity: Find other devices running the app via Bonjour over Wi-Fi of Bluetooth. Good for gaming, but also other applications for sharing data.
- Third-Party Accessory Apps: Allowing accessory manufacturers to create applications to interface with their hardware accessories.
- Push Notification: Rather than using background processes that hamper battery life, utilize third-party server to push badge, text, and audio alerts from applications.
- Turn by Turn: Apple will allow developers to use CoreLocation for turn-by-turn GPS directions.
- Cut, Copy and Paste: Available across all apps. Shake to undo or redo.
- Landscape keyboard: Available in all key applications, including Mail.
- MMS: Picture messaging now available.
- Voice Memos: Record notes, lectures, interviews, etc.
- Spotlight Search: Available across all applications. Systemwide search available from main home screen by flicking to the left.
- A2DP Bluetooth: Support for stereo bluetooth headsets."
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I've been waiting SO LONG for the MMS, landscape txting, and stereo bluetooth!!!! I can't wait till the summer to get it...I want it NOW!!
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perfect timing too lol iphone 3.0 and Camaro both arrive LOL DAMN STRAIGHT
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Thanks for all the good info peeps.

I do have one question though.... I ordered a 2ss which will have the four gauge cluster. How is everyone going to mount their Iphones? cup holder??
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Thanks for all the good info peeps.

I do have one question though.... I ordered a 2ss which will have the four gauge cluster. How is everyone going to mount their Iphones? cup holder??
im keeping it in the center console.no need to have it out.You can control the audio from the steering wheel along with the bluetooth for answering the phone.I dont make calls while driving,i just answer them,but only if there is hands free.Im too busy driving.
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If it does not charge, there is an adaptor available to allow charging of 3g products with 1g chargers. Also this summer Apple will release an update that will allow music streaming over bluetooth. It also will provide MMS .
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You will be able to stream music over bluetooth with the new iPhone software update, iPhone 3.0, which is probably going to be released at WWDC in June (I am %98 sure).
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