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Old 01-14-2013, 10:40 PM   #71
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Hi, everyone -

Like I've been saying for a while, our engineers are working to make AppLink available on more models and it's slowly becoming a reality. The 2013 Focus with the MyFord radio now includes this feature. An update across the basic SYNC (Gen 1) line is also planned. As release dates are available, I'll post to let you know. In regards to MyFord Touch-equipped vehicles, I still can't speculate, but I promise to keep you in the loop.

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Good to know. AppLink on my 2012 (MyFord with SYNC, not MFT) would be great.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:06 PM   #72
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Jaclyn, when you say Gen 1, do you mean the true first generation which was available on select '08 models?
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I believe they are referring to sync w/ myford which is considered G1 v 3.x in the 2012 model year.

However if the hardware is exactly the same on the 2013 Focus sync g1 with myford and applink I don't see why it would take so long to make an update available based on this software load.

That's why I don't understand what the big hold up is, unless they are admitting that the hardware is not compatible and they need to re-write the programming to make it work. Which doesn't make sense from a cost perspective in the first place.
Hey, chaimav & suss6052 -

To clarify, Gen 1 includes the original SYNC system, Sync with MyFord (4.0 and later currently include AppLink), and SYNC with Voice-Activated Navigation. Gen 2 strictly refers to MyFord Touch equipped vehicles.

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Good to know. AppLink on my 2012 (MyFord with SYNC, not MFT) would be great.
I agree, michaelwb, I'm looking forward to it as well!

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Old 01-16-2013, 01:12 PM   #73
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Hey, chaimav & suss6052 -

To clarify, Gen 1 includes the original SYNC system, Sync with MyFord (4.0 and later), and SYNC with Voice-Activated Navigation. Gen 2 strictly refers to MyFord Touch equipped vehicles.

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Awsome, I was not expecting any more updates for that system. Any chance of getting Message Access Protocol (MAP)??
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:12 PM   #74
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Hey, chaimav & suss6052 -

To clarify, Gen 1 includes the original SYNC system, Sync with MyFord (4.0 and later), and SYNC with Voice-Activated Navigation. Gen 2 strictly refers to MyFord Touch equipped vehicles.

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Sync With MyFord was version 3.0x or later, version 4.0.x has applink on the 2013 models but was not made available for the 2012 with the same published hardware specifications. That shouldn't take time to develop again if it was released, unless the hardware is different.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:53 AM   #75
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Awsome, I was not expecting any more updates for that system. Any chance of getting Message Access Protocol (MAP)??
MFT already supports this. Your phone or device has to support the proper bluetooth profile in order for it to work.
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MFT already supports this. Your phone or device has to support the proper bluetooth profile in order for it to work.
I was refering to Gen 1. Ford SYNC available in 2008 supports text messaging on a very select set of phones. MAP was added to later SYNC systems as it became more common among cell-phones. I believe it was introduced in the 2010 MY but I'm not positive.
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Awsome, I was not expecting any more updates for that system. Any chance of getting Message Access Protocol (MAP)??
I can't speculate on what all the update will entail, chaimav, but we're working with Apple to ensure future compatibility with the iPhone.

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Sync With MyFord was version 3.0x or later, version 4.0.x has applink on the 2013 models but was not made available for the 2012 with the same published hardware specifications. That shouldn't take time to develop again if it was released, unless the hardware is different.
Thanks for clarifying, suss6052. I edited my post to reflect what you're saying.

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I was refering to Gen 1. Ford SYNC available in 2008 supports text messaging on a very select set of phones. MAP was added to later SYNC systems as it became more common among cell-phones. I believe it was introduced in the 2010 MY but I'm not positive.
Ah, my bad. Your phone's bluetooth still needs to support it though. =)
It is surprisingly uncommon even on a lot of newer handsets but it's just software related.
I have a Galaxy S which it didn't work on before and then I rooted it and bumped the rom to the newest Cyanogen mod Jellybean and lo and behold the car started reading texts to me. I was tickled.

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It was very hard finding a compatible phone back then, particularly because Verizon specifically blocked their phones from using the protocol which Sync needed. I got lucky that the phone I had worked with it, but it took me about a year to find a replacement that both had a qwerty keyboard and supported it.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:35 AM   #80
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I have a Galaxy S which it didn't work on before and then I rooted it and bumped the rom to the newest Cyanogen mod Jellybean and lo and behold the car started reading texts to me. I was tickled.
Same with my phone.
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