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Old 01-11-2012, 12:43 PM   #181
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I wonder if it will be possible for the first of us who get the update, to copy it off the flashdrive and to post it online - think you would need a specific version? I would guess there are only 2 - nav and non-nav.
Nav version will also require a new SD card
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Old 01-11-2012, 05:21 PM   #182
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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.
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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.

Sincerely,

Brian
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 sync@ford.com to express your displeasure. Worth a shot I guess.
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:49 PM   #183
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Saw this today searching around the web and I think it's pretty much the same answers to the questions we've been asking (particularly the AppLink for me). No definitive dates, but it looks optimistic that they will bring AppLink to MFT. IMO if they don't they will definitely fall behind other car makers as far as in car infotainment is concerned.

It's a discussion with one of the developers of Sync at the 2012 CES.

http://social.ford.com/our-articles/...-connectivity/


These are the ones that peak my interest:

Question:
"Comment From Terry:
will Applink ever be available on vehicles that currently have MyFordTouch?"

Response:
"Terry -- That's the plan, but we've been focusing on the performance upgrade for all of our customers, so that's taken us some time."

Question:
"Comment From Gail
Applink is not available with MFT?"

Response:
"Gail -- That's correct, as I told Terry, we've been focusing on the performance upgrade for our customers, so AppLink on MFT is not yet available. Soon!!!"

Question:
"Comment From Larry
When will we get the USB stick with the new MyFordTouch?"

Response:
"Larry -- the MyFordTouch performance upgrade is coming in the next few months. It's in beta testing with about 1000 customers. When they say it's good, we'll know it's ready."
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Nice. Thanks akelly3. Definitely more encouraging than the email I got from the Sync Support Center. There is hope!
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Old 01-12-2012, 10:39 AM   #185
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Does anyone have a relase date for the first 2013 MY Ford with MFT?
This is from the syncmyride forum:


I know it was only stated in passing, but its the first official reference I have seen to a date beyond Q1.
That's always been the plan. The 2013 Flex, Taurus, Explorer, Edge, Lincoln MKS, and MKZ all go into production next month, February 2012.


"DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 7, 2011 – Ford customers said MyFord Touch® could be faster and feature simpler graphics that are easier to use and that’s exactly what Ford plans to deliver with a broad set of performance upgrades to the system – launching first on the new 2013 Ford Escape, Flex and Taurus." http://media.ford.com/article_displa...ticle_id=35502


Depends how they define "launch", production launch or sales launch. The production can happen first, then "launch" could be when the vehicles ship to the dealers.
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Old 01-12-2012, 12:16 PM   #186
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That's always been the plan. The 2013 Flex, Taurus, Explorer, Edge, Lincoln MKS, and MKZ all go into production next month, February 2012.


"DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 7, 2011 – Ford customers said MyFord Touch® could be faster and feature simpler graphics that are easier to use and that’s exactly what Ford plans to deliver with a broad set of performance upgrades to the system – launching first on the new 2013 Ford Escape, Flex and Taurus." http://media.ford.com/article_displa...ticle_id=35502


Depends how they define "launch", production launch or sales launch. The production can happen first, then "launch" could be when the vehicles ship to the dealers.
Ford could easily ship the vehicles with the curent software and then pay the dealers to upgrade them when they arrive. It buys them more time.
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:26 PM   #187
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another sneak peak at the mft upgrade:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=bH0-nLd-0_M

More of the same, new look at the nav maps

does anyone know if theyll have demos for the public at the Detroit show??? and maybe the Toronto show...
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:23 AM   #188
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another sneak peak at the mft upgrade:
The pretty lady in the video says at the end of the interview that the upgrade isn't going to be received for another 2 - 3 months, thats mid march to april...d'oh.


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Lets hope that's not true. I'm expecting the update late Jan/early Feb...
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When I first heard of it being released in the "first quarter" I was hoping for a Jan/Feb release as well, but my guess is it's going to take a little while. Just look at the whiplash from pushing the original MFT too soon. I'm sure they don't want another fiasco like that. They will take their time and I think it's a possibility that it won't even come out for us until about mid year.
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