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Old 01-13-2011, 09:13 PM
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Re: Confused on current SW version on 730N RER

Point taken. My issue is that some us have a brand new $45K vehicle with an end of life Nav unit that doesn't work with iPhone 4 while other units like the 430N work fine. I believe that Chrysler uses the 730N on other non-Jeep vehicles, so there should be many others having issues with iPhone 4. I just hope that they can come up with a software fix soon and not play the blame game. If BMW and Mercedes can work within Apple's "closed" architecture, I would hope that Chrysler can as well.
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Re: Confused on current SW version on 730N RER

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I just hope that they can come up with a software fix soon and not play the blame game. If BMW and Mercedes can work within Apple's "closed" architecture, I would hope that Chrysler can as well.
I'm in full agreement. As annoying as Apple can be sometimes, their products (particularly their consumer products) are wildly popular, and not supporting the most popular of those is really pretty foolish. Heck, the RER came with an iPod cable- unlike the 430N, you can't use some other media player (like a Zune) with its USB cable, you are stuck with an iPod. So they recognize and wed you to an Apple product for a media player (if you don't like the incredibly moronic way the internal HD handles files), but don't spend the little time it takes to make the Bluetooth work.

IMO, Apple shouldn't be let off the hook here, but let's face it- they aren't going to change the way they do things. It's up to everybody else to keep up with Steve Jobs and his tendency to laugh maniacally in his mountain fortress while shouting "Standards? I'll show them STANDARDS! I'll show them all! BWAHAHAHAHA!!!"

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Re: Confused on current SW version on 730N RER

I have v2.401 installed, but as I understand it the iPhone issues have not been resolved.
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Re: Confused on current SW version on 730N RER

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So they recognize and wed you to an Apple product for a media player (if you don't like the incredibly moronic way the internal HD handles files)
On that note, I wish they'd go "all in" and find a way to license iTunes and integrate it into the media center's interface vis-a-vis Microsoft's Sync technology. Maybe they (Apple) feel like that's not necessary if they have become the de facto standard for portable media players anyway. I want my vehicle's electronic technology to be fully baked. It's close, but not there yet.
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On that note, I wish they'd go "all in" and find a way to license iTunes and integrate it into the media center's interface vis-a-vis Microsoft's Sync technology. Maybe they (Apple) feel like that's not necessary if they have become the de facto standard for portable media players anyway. I want my vehicle's electronic technology to be fully baked. It's close, but not there yet.
It's not even that necessary to go that far (and quite honestly, I think iTunes blows goats as a media manager). The file management for the HD uses the "folders = playlists" means of organization, and that might have made sense back in 2000. If you want a song in multiple playlists, it needs to be on there multiple times, and that eats up space.

Nowadays we should be able to use just about any file organization and manage playlists in the unit. I don't want to have to re-load an entire playlist if I add a couple songs, and that's the case right now. With the current method, large playlists are a real problem, and that's why I broke down and bought an iPod Classic for the Jeep; it's easier than relying on the internal HD.
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