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Hi folks - loving my Q3. I have a question for you folks: which audio cable did you get? I received one with a 30pin adapter - which is for the iPhone 4 and older. When I asked about the lightning connector (which has been the Apple standard for 3 years) the dealer told me that the Q3 didn't come with that cable - only the older one. I'm finding this a little hard to believe.

What have others seen?
 

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Hi folks - loving my Q3. I have a question for you folks: which audio cable did you get? I received one with a 30pin adapter - which is for the iPhone 4 and older. When I asked about the lightning connector (which has been the Apple standard for 3 years) the dealer told me that the Q3 didn't come with that cable - only the older one. I'm finding this a little hard to believe.

What have others seen?
Sorry but true. I think the facelift cars will come with a lightning connector, but remember it's an Apple proprietrary interface to include the DTA convertor, which may be why it wasn't included before and may still not be ...
 

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..snip..

What have others seen?
I would think they provide the older 30 pin because there are more 30 pin devices out there.

I bought a lightning MMI cable on ebay which works fine for charging.
 

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if it makes you feel any better, I picked up my Q3 last week and it has the iPhone 4 adapter too.
 

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Just an opinion here but I would think that Audi or the dealer should just ask which you have and supply either with the new car... Personally I dont use mine (another sign of age) but I would think that the majority of people would have a preference.... Again just an opinion but I think that could do better in this area...
 

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Just an opinion here but I would think that Audi or the dealer should just ask which you have and supply either with the new car... Personally I dont use mine (another sign of age) but I would think that the majority of people would have a preference.... Again just an opinion but I think that could do better in this area...
I agree. It would have been a nice touch to just ask new buyers which they preferred. It can't be too challenging to have a box of them at the dealership.

I have an iPhone 6 Plus and opted to not buy the $80 cable. I didn't really want my phone in the center console anyway. What I did instead put in a flush-mount dual-USB cigarette lighter adapter in the rear 9volt, and ran the cables up to the front between the seats. It looks tidy, and my husband and I can both charge in the car. I use bluetooth to stream music. The cables hide between the seat and the center console when I don't need them.
 

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I would buy the Apple Lightning to 30 Pin Converter cable, it works for playing music, or the cable that boblepp is using. See the topic below under "Similar Threads"
 

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30 pin to lighting connector

I too bought the 30 pin to lightning connector adapter. That didn't fit my iphone case. Then I bought the same thing except this had a short cord which looked a bit longer. That didn't fit the phone with the case.

I know I can plug it into the lighter using my USB cord but I really wanted to control my iphone thru the MMI. I don't know about anyone else but I can't find anything else that makes the lightning connector a bit longer so it fits into the phone case. Funny though, the cord that the iphone 6 comes with fits into the phone with the case on. Why can't someone make a plug that's the exact width of that one?

Any suggestions anyone? I would gladly spend the money for an Iphone MMI cable but the lightning plug is very, very short and it won't fit into the phone with the case at all.
 

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Have you considered enlarging the hole in the case using a utility knife??
 

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I got the 30 pin to lightning converter cable from apple as well, but like you said; it's very short. Although I kinda like that it's short; phone stays out of sight while driving.

Has anyone else had this happen before:

There's times were I'll be streaming music via bluetooth and I then connect the phone to the cable and the music stops; I get a message on the screen prompting for me to terminate either the phone from the cable connection or the bluetooth streaming. I just switch to either FM or AM and go back to media again and it resumes playing.... Ha!
 

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The Q3 came with the 30 pin.

When I got my VW GTI, I convinced the sales person to throw in the MDI cable for iPhone 5, which was lightning port. I just took it over into the new car. On Amazon, it's about $50.
 

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What does the cable get you anyway?

I just picked my Q3 last week and I got a 30 pin too. I don't have NAV and I use bluetooth to both stream Pandora and use the phone through the car. Question is what would the cable do for me anyway if I spent $80 for one?
 

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You would be able to charge it slightly neater than using the 12V outlet.
 

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Funny, my Q3 came with the lightening cord (center console) and the homelink, which my sales guy said he's seen neither before in any Q3.

On a side note, I wish they made the cord longer, it's virtually unusable....
 
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