iPhone 5 & Sync - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace

Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Third Generation > MK3 Focus

MK3 Focus The place to chat about general questions, window tinting, exterior body, interior and lighting upgrades for the third generation 2012-Current Focus.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFanatics Merchandise

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 09-18-2012, 11:03 AM   #22
Focus Addict
hotleadsingerguy's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Fan#: 86687
Location: Cleveland, United States
What I Drive: 2012 Black Titanium 5-Door

Posts: 882
FF Reputation: 5 hotleadsingerguy Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Originally Posted by Altis View Post
The 30 pin to Lightning adapter looks very large... are you sure that it doesn't perform an analogue to digital conversion within it? I think the whole point of the adapter is to make things work precisely as they did before... losing everything but the sound would be a pretty big oversight if that were true.

I think that's part of why it's huge, and quite pricey. Certainly not an adapter I'd want to deal with, but it's probably the best they could do.
It does perform an analog to digital conversion. That's not the problem. The problem is some models of cars (and some aftermarket headunits) do not use standard USB for their iPod and instead use a physical iPod connector (30pin). Those headunits also don't just "play music" through the connector, but rather use iPod Out or Video Out to do various things. BMW, for instance, mirrors the iPod view on the headunit and allows control of all of the functions of the iPod from the car controls. This type of functionality (using both iPod Out and Video Out) is not supported when using the adapter.

Of course it handles it digitally. This is the reason that when you plug in an iPod it displays the song information and allows browsing of the contents of the phone. It's the same as plugging in a USB stick -- it's all digital.

Not sure why you wrote in the second link...it pretty much explains my reply in detail. That part of the functionality doesn't affect our cars at all.
hotleadsingerguy is offline  
    Reply With Quote

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:44 AM.

Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Audi S3, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. Challenger Hellcat - Charger Hellcat