Its a proper apple one. Didn't think about using the normal USB to lightning, with the USB Mmi cable. I will try and report back.
Well it works well on my four year old Civic although it doesn't display album art etc. all the tags come through and are displayed on the mmi
All good now thanks. It was a slightly dodgy ami cable connection we think. Seems to be ok now. Fingers crossed. Thanks for your help.
Not too sure if you are aware but Audi this week have released an MMI Cable for the iPhone 5. I picked up my new car last week and had the new cable inside.
Here is the part number if anyone is interested in getting one
4F0 051 510 AC
What the hell is that colour on the collar on the cable?!
I thought it was supposed to be green!!!
Yet another colour for you Apple fans to work out what the hell it does :P
Just collected my A3 saloon today, and was given an iPod/iPhone MMI cable, with a lightning connector, and it has a green collar.
The part number is 4F0 051 510 AF
I haven't had a chance to try it with my iPad Mini yet, so don't know if will show the album covers.
Update 12/04/14: Tried the cable with my iPad Mini and, whilst it charges the iPad, and plays the music, it doesn't show the album artwork, but this may be because the photo sizes are above the 500x500 pixel limited accepted by the standard MMI.
Why have different variants of the same thing?!? Jesus Audi, who makes these decisions?!?
What car is that and which MMI do you have?
That looks like a big chunky adaptor in the photo. Does that plus iPhone even fit inside the arm rest, especially with the plug being at 90 degrees to the cable?
Yeh, the lightning requires some electronics in the cable itself to actually work. It'll be all of that.
Because all the evidence I can see points towards 2 cables being necessary due to Apple changing the design of the connectors constantly (as usual). Why do you think they needed 2 cables for the last connector depending on age of the device, 2 for this connector by the looks of things, yet everyone else has 1 connector that works for everything?
I have no idea what logic Audi are using when they release multiple cables (red, blue, green, white, etc!) with restricted functionality for certain cables (at least this is my understanding, as of yet I don't have an Audi!). Bizarre marketing exercise with the end result being confused customers from what I can see.
I'm device agnostic - get whatever phone floats your boat, it's a free(ish) country.
Apple do it to make money - ie, people have to upgrade their cables and pay for different adapters every time they change phone.
Anyway, a bit off topic here!
Will see what's what when I finally get an Audi and try and plug my phone in!
Ok... So, to clarify, which cable do I need to order for my iPhone5 to work with the standard MMI in my car?... (I was given 4FO 051 510 K with the car...)
4FO 051 510 AC or...
4FO 051 510 AF
Enjoy your Samsung Trend Plus you sad, sad person...
I've already told you - Apple change the protocols that their cables use occasionally. You don't seem to want to believe me though!
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