Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 4:11 PM (in response to darrelm_1967)
darrelm_1967 wrote:So just to bring everyone up to speed so they don't have to go through hundreds of replys, the issue is that when Apple released the IOS 6 they built the bluetooth to be 4.0 compliant, however they did not build it backwards compatable, so any device that is not 4.0 compatible is subjetc to expeprience any number of problems. This is not just iPhone 5 it covers the 3/4 series as well.
This is patently incorrect.
The appropriate protocols are inherently backwards-compliant.
It's just that various head-end manufacturers didn't follow the standards properly.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 7:46 PM (in response to William Kucharski)
William I had a Motorola Razr (the new one) with BT 4.0 and my headphones (BT 2.1) worked fine. I have a laptop with BT 3.0 and my headphones worked fine. Tell us again that Apple did not mess up the BT 4.0 implementation.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 8:11 PM (in response to nikB123)
Alpine USA Twitter 10 hours ago:
"Fix is coming, as you know w/testing technology, not always as scheduled unfortunately, but it IS coming, to all Alpine's."
"We understand the frustrating wait, but can assure you it IS coming - crossing our fingers for release this week."
Here's hoping they're not full of ****!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 8:15 PM (in response to Mbear88)
What's wrong with your headphones when paired to an iPhone? Does your headphones use AVRCP, because that's the issue people are having on this forum. What's the model of your Bluetooth headphones?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 8:49 PM (in response to ThePicardMeneuver)
I believe the Alpine "fix" when I see it. They've been saying a fix is coming "soon" ever since ios 6 was released.
Why not be honest and say, we are nowhere near a fix but we are working on it.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 7:11 AM (in response to nikB123)
I just updated my iPhone 5 from version 6.0.1 to 6.1 and it totally messed up my bluetooth connection with my 2012 Camry. It was flawlessly working before the update but now it won't even connect at all. I tried to reset both my car bluetooth and all iphone settings but no luck. Any help is appreciated.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 8:54 AM (in response to noob-user)
Well I updated my 4s, now it has been bricked, Can't exit recovery mode, can't restore to defaults. There is other reports of this happening as well. I am starting to get sick of apple with these updates.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 7:57 PM (in response to nikB123)
OK So it looks like Pioneer has finally released the Bluetooth Firmware Update for 2012 Headunits to fix the bluetooth issues with iPhone 5 and iOS6 devices. I have yet to test this out myself since I'm at work. But when I get home I'm going to install the firmware update.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 9:18 PM (in response to nikB123)
The lesson for everyone posting here is customer service...
I have contacted Apple and discussed the issue with them, they were readily available by email and phone and have provided this forum. They could not fix the issue, however, because the problem is with the other manufacturers. They did say that I could downgrade my device to the previous version and see if that fixes the issue.
My head unit was from Alpine so all I can comment on is their efforts.
Alpine doesn't have any direct or email for support. There is no way to notify them of the issue or to be notified should they fix the problem. There is no place on their web site that lists firmware updates for their products or even what devices are compatible with their units. Their site refers you to a local service center where you can send the unit in. Of course you have to get it out of your dash first. Even then, I would be without use of my system for half of the warranty period so far. If you don't want to send it in then all you can do is keep checking their site and hope that you are looking in the right place for your firmware.
Contacting the local service folks was a waste of time because they do not have the facilities or expertise to fix the problem. Neither can they provide any assistance with the update if and when it arrives.
Others on this thread have indicated that some manufacturers have released updates for their units. I can't speak to how easy these are to find or impliment.
Something else to note, this update from Apple was available to developers several months before it was released to the public. All of these manufacturers should have tested and discovered the issue before their customers.
I will certainly be looking at products from other companies the next time I am in the market for an audio system.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 10:01 PM (in response to Rayansb)
My ancient iPhone 3 worked perfectly with my Alpine until the "upgrade". Now the bluetooth works for the phone but nothing else does. I have trouble understanding why it is Alpine's fault or why Apple can't quickly fix it - can I go back to pre-iOS6? I was up for a new phone anyway - it won't be an Apple
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 10:31 PM (in response to Fergus43)
Good news for all Pioneer users. Firmware updates are now also available on Pioneer USA and AUS (also for Asia) sites. It was uploaded 6 days ago, didn't notice it until now.
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