Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2012 8:42 AM (in response to Michael9009)
Yes, as long as the car's system can recognize an iPod or iPhone (most newer cars can).
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2012 8:43 AM (in response to Michael9009)
usb is a digital interface which does in no way have audio
some devices such as your car stereo it seems support accessing audio files in a supported format
using the usb mass storage device usb profile
this is not a usb std supported by ios devices
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2012 2:27 PM (in response to Lawrence Finch)
Thanks. Yes, the car can recognize an iPad or iPhone. To clarify, I would like to use the phone in hands free mode in order to hear the other party through the car speakers. Are you sure this is possible through the USB cable?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2012 2:36 PM (in response to Michael9009)
You ask a good question. My phone works in my car both with and without a cable (although it has more music functions with the cable). Without a cable it works via BlueTooth for phone calls. I've never tried to determine if the phone would work with a cable with BT turned off. But presumably any car with a USB connection also has BlueTooth in this decade.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2012 2:59 PM (in response to Lawrence Finch)
Lawrence, the car I want to buy, a 2013 Infiniti G37 comes with the USB iPod connector in Canada, but not with Bluetooth. To get "Bluetooth audio streaming" I would have to add the Navigation package at $2,950. I don't feel like paying $3k to get the Bluetooth feature (I don't need the GPS) but having a hands free capability through the USB cable would be important. What do you (or others) think? Would the phone work through the USB cable? Thanks.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2012 4:39 PM (in response to Michael9009)
I just went out and tried it in my 2012 Prius with BT off on the phone. iPod audio works over a USB cable, but the phone connection does not. So you would need something like the BlueAnt hands-free BT car kit unless Nissan has a better idea for the Infiniti (nice car, BTW).
Currently Being ModeratedDec 17, 2012 7:00 AM (in response to Michael9009)
Better you try this before buy the car, if it has been the only reason that make your decision in buying or not the car.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 18, 2012 10:35 PM (in response to Kaka Dongguan)
No. I will buy the car. But it's unfortunate that one would have to pay $2,950 extra just to get the Bluetooth feature because Nissan bundled it with the navigation package and Apple does not output phone audio through the USB cable.