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New iPhone adaptor and PCM compatibility
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pikey

Original Poster:

7,647 posts

180 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Should anyone be wondering, like I was, if the new iPhone (5) connector works with the PCM, it does.

I got an additional cable, connected it to the iPod port in the armrest and the PCM reads and controls the music as it previously did and charges the phone, as it previously did.

To be honest I wasn't expecting this to work!



Edited to add : the PCM is the one in a MY2011 Cayenne.

Edited by on Monday 8th October 07:30

FrankCayman

1,437 posts

109 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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How funny. I thought it wouldn't work either!

Thanks for posting this info...one less thing to worry about once I get my 981 Cayman!

arcamalpha

565 posts

60 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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said:
Should anyone be wondering, like I was, if the new iPhone (5) connector works with the PCM, it does.

I got an additional cable, connected it to the iPod port in the armrest and the PCM reads and controls the music as it previously did and charges the phone, as it previously did.

To be honest I wasn't expecting this to work!
Good news!

So what cable are you using? Same as the old one but with a 'lightning' connector for the phone? Or perhaps an adapter?

pikey

Original Poster:

7,647 posts

180 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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arcamalpha said:
Good news!

So what cable are you using? Same as the old one but with a 'lightning' connector for the phone? Or perhaps an adapter?
No adaptors, just the standard iPhone 5 cable that it came with.


MrTickle

1,760 posts

135 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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said:
No adaptors, just the standard iPhone 5 cable that it came with.
So what about the round plug bit? Is that not needed at all?

pikey

Original Poster:

7,647 posts

180 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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There is a USB plug in the armrest which I had my iPod connected to, via a standard iPod / iPhone 2/3/4 cable.

The end of the iphone5 cable is the same USB fitting.

surfymark

839 posts

127 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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I have heard that anything that connects to the iPhone using a digital connections (i.e. like a computer or car stereo that actually allows control etc) will still work fine. However anything that connects using an analog connection (using the port as a line out) will not work.

This is very annoying as my PCM1 to iphone cable is analog only so will not work with an iPhone 5.

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Bund

2,542 posts

117 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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I think the maps on the latest software for the Iphone is good enough to not need a fixed sat nav. In the past, certain cars I would not buy should it not have the marque sat nav but now i would not care. Sometime soon ill be putting a spec together for a cayenne. I had thought to have PCM3 but is it really worth it? Bose is an extra anyway should you want a better sound. Would anyone now spec these cars without sat nav or is it still seen as retail suicide?

Edited by Bund on Tuesday 9th October 12:48

CarreraGTI

1 posts

5 months

Wednesday 4th March
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This sounds like great news but I could not get it to work in my car.
My car is a 997.2 2009 model with PCM 3.0 v1.40

When I connect my iPhone 6 or iPhone 5c with a standard Apple lightning cable the PCM 3.0 simply says "iPod not ready".

Which car have you succesfully been able to connect your iPhone to and PCM please?

Thanks

BalhamLotus

272 posts

115 months

Saturday 7th March
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You need the "Y" cable which has a USB and a PCM connector to the car, and an iPhone connector at the third "end", you can't just plug the USB cable in. (If that's what you're trying to do).

I have an iPhone 6 connected to a 2009 997.2 in this way and have very few issues with it (When the phone is fully charged I get a message saying "accessory is not supported", but it retains all the functionality anyway).

WindyMiller67

223 posts

36 months

Saturday 7th March
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BalhamLotus said:
You need the "Y" cable which has a USB and a PCM connector to the car, and an iPhone connector at the third "end", you can't just plug the USB cable in. (If that's what you're trying to do).

I have an iPhone 6 connected to a 2009 997.2 in this way and have very few issues with it (When the phone is fully charged I get a message saying "accessory is not supported", but it retains all the functionality anyway).
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For PCM3 on 2009 997.2, the USB connector in the armrest is purely for power (with the Porsche Y-cable). You sill need the mini-DIN to dock connector for the iPod (iPhone) control. I run a dock extension cable up to the my air vent mounted phone holder, then use a genuine Apple dock to lightning adapter to connect the iPhone.

LF11

35 posts

14 months

Sunday 26th April
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Apologies for reviving an old topic. I just got rid of my old iPhone 4 which I used to run with the original Y-cable in a 997.2.

Where can you get a similar Y-cable for the iPhone 6 or what do people do? Cheers

WindyMiller67

223 posts

36 months

Sunday 26th April
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See my previous comment - you have to use the Apple dock to lightning adapter. So keep your existing set up and buy one of these: http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MD823ZM/A/lightn...