Apple revealed the water-resistant iPhone 7 and 7 Plus handsets last month. And while the two smartphones have been generally well-received, several users have reported issues such as hissing noises, non-functional EarPods, bugs and even exploding units.
Now, another issue has recently cropped up that reportedly results in Bluetooth audio issues between the latest iPhones and BMWs.
MacRumors reports that the issue ranges from disturbance in the audio to connectivity issues. Users claimed to being able to stream music for 5-10 seconds before the ConnectedDrive system freezes. A reboot of the handset usually fixed the system temporarily but it re-appears when the connection is established again.
These claims are mostly coming from BMW owners but there have also been isolated cases reported by Hyundai and Kia owners. Fortunately, BMW has already acknowledged the issue stating that:
We are aware of the concerns you speak of and we are currently working directly with Apple to ensure iPhone 7 compatibility in our vehicles. At this time, the Apple iPhone 7 is not an approved device for our vehicles until testing has completed. We do not currently have an estimated time frame regarding the completion of iPhone 7 testing. Please continue to look for an update from Apple for a new iOS and our update website to help resolve your concerns: www.bmw.com/update. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.
Apparently, Apple has also been telling affected customers that the problem will be fixed in an upcoming software update. On the other hand, BMW has asked customers to upgrade to the latest version of ConnectedDrive as a preparative measure. BMW cars which are equipped with CarPlay are reportedly unaffected by this issue.
Source: MacRumors | Image via Apple