Hey guys- I have a 2001 BMW 330ci, so it’s old and was one year before iPod, let alone Bluetooth connectivity. I do currently use a third party connectivity product from Dice that connects to the CD changer connections in the trunk. It ties an iPod to the factory sound system, no iPhone support. I installed this back in 2005. It’s been working great ever since. Now the factory head unit, while still working and sounding fine, has a failed display. It’s just displaying gibberish, so I can’t see what track is playing or the radio stations and artist and album info on the iPod. With that said, my 3 series is currently in the BMW dealership shop for service work. So I have a brand new 4 series GranCoupe loaner car. This car has CarPlay capability so I tried it. Though I couldn’t get my iPhone X to connect via the USB cable, I was able to connect via Bluetooth. Since my car is 18 years old, this is all new and didn’t take too long to get my head around. I went to a birthday party last night, so I used the navigation function in CarPlay to get to where I was going. I was listening to music from my iPhone music library too. It works pretty well! I could even see a reply from a text I sent before I got in the car. A coworker with a new BMW said he likes it, but it does take over the BMW’s own infotainment. I could see that from my experience. If I wanted to listen to FM radio, then I’d have to navigate out of CarPlay and back to the radio function. This was a good experience and I’m really curious to see the new version of CarPlay that Apple revealed at the Keynote at the Developer Conference. By the way, the loaner car was a good tool for the dealership to entice customers to buy a new car, by getting a chance to experience a new model! It is convenient that the car recognizes and automatically connects to my iPhone X via Bluetooth when I get near it and in the car. I just don’t feel confident when I leave the car, the iPhone is actually disconnected from the car or the radio is actually off. ( even if I turn off the radio, the iPhone is still playing music. When I use my Airpods, I know when they are connected or not. It seems the iPhone and car might be behaving the same way, I am behind as far as the latest car infotainment technology as I’ve mainly driven the same car for 18 years! I still really love my e46 3 series. I’ve been looking at a new head unit from a company called Dynavin to replace my factory single din radio. They have a double din unit that fits my car and would have a large touch screen with the capabilities of modern sound systems with Apple iOS or Android connectivity. A back-up camera option is also available. I would move the HVAC controls to a lower factory location to get the double din space. It also has an option to add a module to give it CarPlay functionality. A real BMW factory trim piece is offered to trim out the HVAC controls. It would be really nice to retrofit my older car with the modern functionality of the new cars. I’d be curious about others who might have or use CarPlay. And or others who might have upgraded their audio systems. The Dynavin unit is not the only option, but the main option I see a lot of e46 BMW owners install with mostly positive reviews and great results. I just worry about potential problems with functionally and a company that’s not a well known one. I believe it’s a German company and the current model they offer is the third or fourth generation, each adding upgraded functions and improvements. The USA dealer of this unit does frequently answer questions on the BMW forums, so that shows he’s supporting the unit. Thanks.