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ThinkinBu

2015 USB input for Apple device?

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ThinkinBu

Does the glove box USB input work for apple devices? I tried pad pod and phone....the radio screen flashes RD.

Thanks

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2manyhobbies

Does the glove box USB input work for apple devices? I tried pad pod and phone....the radio screen flashes RD.

Thanks

I tried the same thing this weekend with an older generation iPod and it just flashed USB RD.... I thought maybe it was just because it was an older iPod so I took out a gen2 touch and the same problem....

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Bawshogg

It does not read Idevices and never has. That port is only for thumb drives loaded with music.

You have to use the proprietary iPod cable that goes into the round port for it to read on the headunit.

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2manyhobbies

It does not read Idevices and never has. That port is only for thumb drives loaded with music.

You have to use the proprietary iPod cable that goes into the round port for it to read on the headunit.

Thank you - that's what I was assuming based on what happened. Do you happen to know the adapter needed plug into the apple port on the 2015's? Thanks!

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ThinkinBu

Well okay, no problem buying a cable for idevices. Dlo you know with this cable how well the stereo interface performs?

Not overly impressed with the factory gear. Out of the box.

-amps poorly tuned

-amps underpowered

-awful BT connectivity and sound level

-poor FM

-aux imput sound level and frequency out put sounds muffled

-tower speaking wiring-limits power options

-added sirius in hopes of improving reception and sound reproduction, slight improvement

-USB does what function....thumb drive mp3!

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Bawshogg

It's should be just as crappy as the rest of your system, except your now plugged in.

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ThinkinBu

Most likely. Just like everyone else who has this configuration.

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saidainc

I uploaded 3 terrabytes of pron into it but the videos never showed up on the Maliview screen for some reason....

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bjcrumpton

The Rockford adapter works well with my older 4S and iPod, sound is as good as BT. The screen interface sucks.

I bought a bunch of 3ft lightening cables to keep in the boat just to keep phones charged. That seems to be the best function of the USB outlets. BT seems to give the best control of playlist functionality. Otherwise its on SiriusXM.

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lerch

RF now has a lightning iPod cable available for direct use in the glove box.

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Bawshogg

Got a link?

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lerch

Last I checked it was not up on their website. I called RF direct and ordered one. It was about $70. Tried it last weekend for first time and seemed to work fine with no issues so far.

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shawndoggy

$70? LOL!

Too bad someone isn't making a marine source unit like the Infinity PRV250 that would also do sat radio.

prv250.jpg

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saxton15

$70!!! Why is everyone against the AUX jack? Aside from the cable being plugged into the glove box. Don't you run playlists and let it go?

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Bawshogg

I already have the cable that came with the boat and an Apple lightning adaptor. Good enough for me.

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2manyhobbies

$70!!! Why is everyone against the AUX jack? Aside from the cable being plugged into the glove box. Don't you run playlists and let it go?

I switch up tunes a lot throughout the day, I play DJ as each rider is getting ready for their set adjusting the tunes to the rider. And if offensive music comes up with the little one on the boat, it's quickly changed! :)

I already have the cable that came with the boat and an Apple lightning adaptor. Good enough for me.

No cable came with my boat - When you factor in the cost of the damn RF cable plus lighning adaptor, you're at 80 bucks .. This crap is out of hand... I should go see if Monoprice makes something that'll work.. :)

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saxton15

A friend of mine routed a long Aux cable to the gunnel beside the throttle. Works well for swapping in tunes.

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bjcrumpton

$70!!! Why is everyone against the AUX jack? Aside from the cable being plugged into the glove box. Don't you run playlists and let it go?

Teenagers! They want to change the song every 30 seconds. Guess I should take back control of the tunes! I direct ordered the 30pin connector from RF, it was $40.

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bjcrumpton

I already have the cable that came with the boat and an Apple lightning adaptor. Good enough for me.

Does the adapter work? I have a couple spare ones laying around.

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chrisnorem

What is advantage of lighting cable? Charging? Can't you just use a regular 1/4 aux cable and a standard car charger? I thought there was a 12v connection in glove box?

USB stick sucks. I just discovered that you have to convert all the mp4 files to mp3 just so they will play and I agree the Rockford Fosgate interface also sucks. Now I understand all the aftermarket stereo threads.

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saxton15

So I just realized I had all these cables in my boat including the 32 pin connector to lightning adapter. Works quite well actually. No more aux!

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chrisnorem

Will the lighting cable work for a 2014?

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