Interloper from the A3 forum here. Am looking at the new A3 which appears to have much the same technology as the A1 currently has and I have a question which no-one seems able to answer.
The top-end mobile telephone prep (high) uses a mobile data connection for things like Internet connectivity etc, and which requires either a phone which supports the SIM Access Profile over bluetooth, or alternatively you can put a SIM directly into the car itself for this connectivity.
This is fine, except that the iPhone, for reasons known only to Apple, doesn't support this bluetooth profile and thus won't work.
My question is, if I wanted to use an iPhone, but still wanted the advanced features offered by the high version of the telephone prep, could I use a dedicated SIM inserted into the car for this, but also connect my phone via bluetooth (in the 'old fashioned' way) for making and receiving calls?
Does anyone do anything like this or has experimented with it? I'd be interested to hear from anyone who has.