Originally Posted by e30og
rat bastards at Ford!
remember talking to one of the engineers back in the day before the MK3 came out boasting how the upcoming MFT was an entire platform, not just a fancy nav system. Ford was one of the first brands to step up infotainment and now they are shafting a lot of loyal customers. as usual.
excuse my misinformation, I just had more faith in Ford than I should have
Well it is an entire platform. But it's a SEPARATE platform from SYNC Gen1. So, AppLink for Gen1 is not compatible with MFT which is Gen2. They're not really shafting anyone with AppLink not being a part of MFT, it just hasn't been implemented yet (hopefully it will be).
The idea though is to add more control through your radio for apps from your phone, something that MFT already can do better than the Gen1 system can. Their train of thought is probably that since MFT can tackle Bluetooth Audio with limited controls already, there isn't as much of a need for AppLink controls on the system.
It makes sense to a degree, but considering they both employ SYNC voice command technology, they really should be developed as one system altogether because it confuses enough people on here as it is and we're a little more "in the loop" as those who aren't on the forums are. It seems as if they're moving that way though; the new Fiesta is going to have a smaller 6" version of MFT and the MFT system has been making it's way across the brand lineup.
So I expect to see the MFT platform as the primary platform in the future and hopefully at that point MS and Ford will really get their crap together and fix it.