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iOS 5 AVRCP is it version 1.3?

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  • StealthSpeed Calculating status...
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    Mar 12, 2012 7:30 PM (in response to swill00net)

    I tried my iPhone 4S with the 5.1 update and there is no song information.  I tried deleting and re-pairing my device to my 2011 Mazda CX-9 GT but I still had the same problem.  I have also had the ongoing problem when I select the pause/play button on screen -- it will pause the music, but pressing the button again never resumes play back. In some cases, I cannot resume the music at all even if using the play button on the iPhone.  I have to disconnect the Bluetooth and reconnect.

     

    Has anyone else had any luck?  Is this just a flaky Bluetooth implementation by Mazda??  Has Mazda responded to this issue?

  • Derek Ivey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 12, 2012 8:32 PM (in response to StealthSpeed)

    Apple and Mazda have been quiet. Blarnson was working with Mazda's NE Regional manager and I don't think they had any luck so far. I opened a bug report with Apple 2 months ago and they asked for logs (which I sent them) and I have not heard back from them since .

  • karate-kid Calculating status...
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    Mar 12, 2012 8:44 PM (in response to Derek Ivey)

    I really don't think this is strictly a Mazda issue.... With iOS 5.1 on the iPhone 4 I don't get any track info in a 2010 Mazda 3 with a third party HU (JVC adv794).

  • Derek Ivey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 12, 2012 9:37 PM (in response to karate-kid)

    Me either. Track information shows up fine in my 2012 Mazda3 with my HP Touchpad (running Android).

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    Mar 13, 2012 9:55 PM (in response to Derek Ivey)

    Well interestingly enough, I just bought a Mazda 3 last week and was shocked that the text did not display. I thought it was odd since most of the cars and audio units are amied at iPhone/Ipod users since they occupy most of the market. BUT what I thought was even weirder after reading this entire discussion board was that on mazdas bluetooth support website it displays that the Iphone 4s is incapable of even playing audio via bluetoothn through their head unit. It states that the mazda 3 is incapable of playing audio via bluetooth and incapable of displaying text. here is the link (you will have to pick your car and model of phone and such) www.mazdausa.com/bluetooth. Yet in the Mazda manual it clearly states it is capable of running the software apple claims to have on their iOS5. So mazda apparently thinks in their manual it will work, but on their website they say it wont work at all. Interesting. I sense false claims on mazdas part and a little confusion on their end. I'm starting to think its not an issue with apple at all. Derek, thank you for keeping us updated though! keep it up! I will be calling mazda tomorrow in hopes to get some answers also.

  • Derek Ivey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 13, 2012 11:19 PM (in response to Michael j K)

    I saw that too and wasn't sure if Not Available meant they hadn't tested it or if it didn't work.

     

    A user on a Mazda3 forum I frequently visit called Mazda's bluetooth support line and they are apparently aware of it but would not say when a fix would be ready. Not sure if that means they confirmed the issue is on their end or if they're still not sure yet. Apparently we can call in to be put on some mailing list to be notified when a fix is ready.

     

    Here's the post: http://mazda3revolution.com/forums/2010-mazda-3-audio-electronics/6131-updating- bluetooth-avrcp-22.html#post123079

  • phy6284 Calculating status...
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    Mar 17, 2012 1:56 AM (in response to swill00net)

    I have a JVC KW-AVX836 double-din AV headunit (AVX830 variant) in my car, which supports AVRCP 1.3 according to its owner's manual...

     

    It worked OK with Samsung Galaxy S2 android phone....showed song data on its screen when connected via bluetooth...so I know that my JVC HU does support AVRCP 1.3...

     

    However, when the HU is connected with an iphone via bluetooth, it never showed song data....I tried iphone 3gs and 4, and tried ios 5 beta, ios 5.01 and ios 5.1.....never worked!

  • Kit Hy Calculating status...
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    Mar 18, 2012 9:17 PM (in response to swill00net)

    Hello fellow Mazda owners.

     

    I have an iPhone 4S running iOS 5.0.1.  I tested it on both a 2010 Mazda 3 Hatchback and a 2012 Mazda 3 Hatchback.

     

    2010 Mazda 3 Hatchback: No song info through bluetooth on iPhone 4S.  Did not test it with a MacBook Pro.

     

    2012 Mazda 3 Hatchback: No song info through bluetooth on iPhone 4S.  Song info through bluetooth on MacBook Pro!

     

     

    I think both Apple and Mazda are to be blamed.  But I think it's an easier fix on Apple's side.  If the MacBook Pro is able to send song info through bluetooth, the iPhone 4S should be able to also.

  • StealthSpeed Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 23, 2012 5:18 PM (in response to Kit Hy)

    I just reviewed Mazda's bluetooth compatibility site (http://mazdausa.com/MusaWeb/displayP...eter=bluetooth) and I reviewed all AT&T and Verizon phones for a Mazda 2011 CX-9 GT with navigation. There were over 200 phones listed, and NOT ONE showed that the bluetooth audio would "Displays Song Information". All 200+ phones were listed as "Not available". I got tired of clicking through all the manufacturers, but after selecting 2 of the major carriers, I have concluded that NO PHONE works with Mazda's feature. I am at a loss to why Mazda even has this on this vehicle if they cannot certify ANY phone to work well with the bluetooth audio (displaying song info).

     

    I am not sure Apple is entirely to blame on this.

  • Jeff_DML Calculating status...
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    Mar 23, 2012 5:23 PM (in response to StealthSpeed)

    basically is a unsupported feature for mazda that happens to work for some phones/devices. I am happy it is able to at least stream music, displaying song titles would be icing on the cake. It is not that useful anyways since you cannot navigate folders as far as I can tell, just skip forward/back.

  • Blarnson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 24, 2012 4:54 AM (in response to StealthSpeed)

    The unsupported song data on the website popped up in the last week - it was never there before. I suspect Mazda is covering their butts since they now know its an issue.

  • Will121 Calculating status...
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    Apr 10, 2012 6:39 AM (in response to swill00net)

    Any updated on this yet @Derek Ivey ?Also to add in my iphone 4 running 5.1, my wifes Galaxy Fascinate, and my friends 4s running 5.1 no luck on all those.

  • Derek Ivey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 10, 2012 7:17 AM (in response to Will121)

    Nothing. Apple is ignoring my requests for status updates on the ticket. I also noticed I can't log into  the bug report site right now. I get "An error occurred" message. I just got a new iPhone 4S because my work switched from AT&T to Verizon and it still doesn't work, so that rules out the phone hardware and carrier. It's gotta be a software bug. My HP Touchpad also stopped working when I upgraded it to ICS. Apparently ICS is missing AVRCP 1.3 support (the previous version had it). I wish Apple would address this... so annoying that a $300 phone can't do this.

  • Will121 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 10, 2012 1:55 PM (in response to swill00net)

    I agree, I think I'm going to try and start a ticket with them but I don't expect it to go very far.  Hopefully the 5 will have some support for this though I'm not holding my breath.  Good news is I get an VZ update a little later this year and there are some nice droids with huge screens that I'll be looking at.

  • dlj23 Calculating status...
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    Apr 13, 2012 6:29 PM (in response to swill00net)

    Hi, I just bought a 2012 Mazda 3 Sport. I also don't see any song info. However, that to me like someone pointed out, is icing on the cake, and not that important. However, when I pair the device with the phone, the device name shows as "no name". I haven't tried other devices, but pairing 2 iphones (one iphone 4, one iphone 3GS), both show up as "No Name" so when i try to change the link between the phones, it becomes confusing and inconvenient that I have to remember which "order" i paired the devices.

     

    Anyone also have this issue or know of a solution?

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