Judging from emails we’ve received, it would seem quite a few MINI owners are curious about the newly released iPhone and its compatibility with the bluetooth and iPod integration of the R56. We’re happy to report that several readers have tested the set-up and both the iPod adapter and bluetooth functionality appears to be working perfectly. Considering that several BMW models made earlier this year aren’t compatible (at this time anyway) 2007 MINI owners can feel pretty good about the shelling out for the new (and incredible based on my time with it) Apple iPhone.
However the results so far have been less than steller when it comes to 3rd party solutions in the previous MINI. We’ve heard from several people that some solutions (while they do still charge) cannot play audio from the iPhone. However we have yet to hear from anyone who has the official MINI iPod adapter for the R50/R52/R53.