Originally Posted by voip-ninja
I know you're trying to be helpful, but that information is old. I would hope people would be beating up Ford people at the show to try to either get more information about when this will be available, or, if nothing else, make them understand that owners expect the Touch version of Sync to offer everything that the non touch version offers.
Originally Posted by copernicium112
I know it is old. It is the last reference I could find even addressing this issue. Silence since then. Combing through tons of CES stuff last night I could find no further references. Tons of hype and info over Applink on Sync but they just seem to gloss over the issue as it relates to MFT. My guess would be that if it were in the cards relatively soon then they would be bragging about it left and right at the show.
So, to me at least, this seems to indicate that it is not a priority and when (or even if) we get it for our cars it is not going to be soon. Unfortunate.
I hope your hope is right and people are all over them at the show. I certainly would be were I there.
And Ford's response today to my email I sent them last night in regards to Applink and the 2012 Focus:
"Thank you for your email in regards to Applink product for the vehicle.
I apologize that the Applink product is not available for your 2012 Focus.
Unfortunately the Applink product is designed and configured to work with the car stereo's that are available in the North American 2011 Ford Fiesta, 2012 Mustang, 2012 Fusion, and 2012 MKZ vehicles only. SYNC owners can register for an account at www.syncmyride.com, where SYNC AppLink is available through the Update & Customize area of the site. Applications that are compatible with SYNC AppLink are available on various providers' sites. Future vehicles that will be equipped with AppLink will be 2012 Fiesta, 2012 F-Series Trucks, 2012 Navigator and 2012 Expedition.
For the time being, I would suggest using the voice command 'Bluetooth Audio' from the vehicle. Using this voice command will allow you stream the Bluetooth audio from the cell phone.
Once again I apologize that Applink is not available for your 2012 Focus with the My Ford Touch System.
Ford Motor Company
SYNC Support Center"
As I suspected it doesn't seem to be a priority to them. Maybe if everyone with a 2012 Focus that wants this feature innundates them with emails they may reconsider/reprioritize. Then again, maybe not.
Anyhow, if interested email email@example.com
to express your displeasure. Worth a shot I guess.