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Old 09-15-2012, 01:54 PM   #1
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iPhone 5 & Sync

So this is more just an open-ended question. Is anyone else as worried as me about how the iPhone 5 is going to react to Sync?

I have this strange feeling that with this new "lighting" connector, I'm going to loose my USB-Sync features and hope that Bluetooth will still be fine.


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Old 09-15-2012, 02:19 PM   #2
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Why would you lose you USB Sync? It's still a USB connector.
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:42 PM   #3
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So this is more just an open-ended question. Is anyone else as worried as me about how the iPhone 5 is going to react to Sync?

I have this strange feeling that with this new "lighting" connector, I'm going to loose my USB-Sync features and hope that Bluetooth will still be fine.
I'm am so worried too. Like, I just don't know what to do with myself. Get the iPhone 5, or keep USB connectivity with my iPhone 4S? What do I do what do I dooooooooo?

Seriously, man, chill. Apple has already said that there will be a USB adaptor so you can still use it with docking stations and such. Research first!
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Seriously, man, chill. Apple has already said that there will be a USB adaptor so you can still use it with docking stations and such. Research first!
Don't be condescending, connecting is not the issue, connections are. Understand the purpose.
And why would I need an adapter, it comes with a usb 2.0 cable.
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"I am afraid the new connector might not work for all cars as many 30 pin car adapters use the analog signal from the 30 pin connector for audio and usb for the control signal. The new 8 pin connector is purely digital and if you look at the specs from Apple it does not seem to support analog audio out.

This is going to be a huge pain point for some who expect the new phone to work with their current car adapters like BMWs or Audis. It will probably take a while for people to catch on, but I expect there to be a lot of disgruntled iPhone 5 owners after they realize that the new phone does not seemlessly integrate with their car the way their old 4s, 4 or even first gen iPhone does."
Bluetooth will probably be fine, but Bluetooth can not send high audio bitrate, so USB will be a higher quality source when listening to music. Also it's nice to have the music info on the screen over USB.
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Don't be condescending, connecting is not the issue, connections are. Understand the purpose.
And why would I need an adapter, it comes with a usb 2.0 cable.


Bluetooth will probably be fine, but Bluetooth can not send high audio bitrate, so USB will be a higher quality source when listening to music. Also it's nice to have the music info on the screen over USB.
Apple has already confirmed that Lightning will support audio out, and eventually will support peripherals with audio and video as well, much like the current 30-pin connector.

Whether the audio support requires the 30-pin adapter piece (to serve as a converter from digital to analog) is yet to be known, though. Guess we'll find out on Friday :P
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Don't be condescending, connecting is not the issue, connections are. Understand the purpose.
And why would I need an adapter, it comes with a usb 2.0 cable.


Bluetooth will probably be fine, but Bluetooth can not send high audio bitrate, so USB will be a higher quality source when listening to music. Also it's nice to have the music info on the screen over USB.
BT Audio from the iphone is about CD quality... sure, you won't get your 320 kb/s bitrates, but it's quite good quality. Most people have music that is in the 128 to 192 km/s range anyways. Definitely worth it to not have to take my phone out of my pocket, and have full control over what's playing (not locked to accessory mode).

It's also unhealthy for the phone's battery to plug it in often for short periods of time (such as short commutes).

Sirius, on the other hand, might as well be a CB radio... I just activated mine again and I can't even listen to it... even the talk stations sound so heavily coded.

Edit: Always use maximum volume, whether it's BT or line out... this brings the output level to the "line level" standard.
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Why would you connect it with the USB cable? Just use Bluetooth.
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Why would you connect it with the USB cable? Just use Bluetooth.
So it charge while driving and better sound than BT
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So it charge while driving and better sound than BT
Ya, but then you're also limited to using the Music app, right? I use Spotify for most of my music from my phone. Bluetooth works wonderfully.

Then again, if all I have to do is leave a cable plugged in to use Spotify through USB...I'm game.
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Ya, but then you're also limited to using the Music app, right? I use Spotify for most of my music from my phone. Bluetooth works wonderfully.

Then again, if all I have to do is leave a cable plugged in to use Spotify through USB...I'm game.
Spotify Is awesome! Seriously, on topic, I haven't had any issues with Bluetooth.
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