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Old 06-25-2008, 09:40 AM
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Lightbulb Mercedes rolls out iPhone integration

Filed under: Gadgets, Tech, Mercedes Benz, Toys

While many carmakers have worked seemless iPod integration into their vehicles - a surprising make-it-or-break-it factor for many buyers - Mercedes-Benz has announced that it will offer iPhone integration in its automobiles.

The feature will include a docking cradle in the center armrest between the driver and front passenger seats, with the device's phone and audio functions navigable via controls on the steering wheel. The kit will be offered starting in August, can be retrofitted to previous model-year vehicles and will be offered on new vehicles as an option. Although US pricing has yet to be announced, the feature costs the equivalent of $389 in Europe.

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Old 06-25-2008, 11:05 AM
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That's pretty cool. Now, if Apple would allow other carriers to offer the I Phone, maybe I'd buy one.
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Does anyone know if this iPhone cradle can be installed into 2004 E320 wagon?
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:50 PM
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its probably for all the new cars and wired directly into the cars main harness.Previous years model probably means two years prior and thats it.


that being said..

I want an iPhone.
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iPhones are poopy. I hated mine....



With that said, its funny that the only new phone cradle for 08 has been the iPhone.
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Old 12-14-2008, 05:18 AM
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That's awesome!!! I want one, just got a 3G. I love this phone, although I will admit it's glitchy at times but w/e it's all good.
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iPhones are poopy. I hated mine....



With that said, its funny that the only new phone cradle for 08 has been the iPhone.

what was wrong with it? i have had both old and new and would find it difficult to be without my 3G, that is what made me switch to Mac, i figured if their phones were this good there computers must be
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what was wrong with it? i have had both old and new and would find it difficult to be without my 3G, that is what made me switch to Mac, i figured if their phones were this good there computers must be
Everything is wrong with it. The bugginess of the software, have to use itunes to sync everything, email doesnt sync right, crippled bluetooth, no adobe flash, I can go on....
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Hi all,
Could we get back to the question of whether or not this cradle can be installed in a '04 E320 wagon, there are plenty of mac forums out there to vent or rave about your iPhone.

My wagon did not come with the factory phone completer kit installed, so it's almost a given that if this new iPhone cradle was compatible with the '04 phone systems, I would have to first purchase and install those parts into vehicle.

Does anyone have any experience installing and integrating this 3G iPhone cradle into an '04 or later model Benz? If so what were your impressions and was it worth it!
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Hi all,
Could we get back to the question of whether or not this cradle can be installed in a '04 E320 wagon, there are plenty of mac forums out there to vent or rave about your iPhone.

My wagon did not come with the factory phone completer kit installed, so it's almost a given that if this new iPhone cradle was compatible with the '04 phone systems, I would have to first purchase and install those parts into vehicle.

Does anyone have any experience installing and integrating this 3G iPhone cradle into an '04 or later model Benz? If so what were your impressions and was it worth it!
Do you have any sort of a cradle in the center console?
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Nope nothing installed in the center console
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Everything is wrong with it. The bugginess of the software, have to use itunes to sync everything, email doesnt sync right, crippled bluetooth, no adobe flash, I can go on....
honestly i have none of those issues, my seems to operate fine
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