Good news for iPhone 5 owners. The BMW iPhone snap-in adapter for the iPhone 5 is now available, ahead of the original estimated
delivery frame of June 2013.
When Apple released the iPhone 5 in September of last year, with it came a change to its connector from the previous 30-pin to the new 8-pin 'Lightning' connector. This change meant that the newest iPhone would not work with BMW's past iPhone snap-in-adapters.
The new adapter fits the following BMW models with Combox
: E8x 1 Series, E9x 3 Series, E6x 5 Series, F1x models, X1, F25 X3, E70 X5.
The part number for the new iPhone 5 snap-in adapter is: 84.21-2 338 568-01
and it currently retails for €399 euros in Europe.
Please note that the iPhone 5 media span-in adapter does not support video playback. It is also currently not available for order in the U.S.
Here is a photo of it installed in a E60 5 Series.
The silver tab in the middle says "EDITION" and the silver tab at the base says "MEDIA".