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Comparison Chart Listing 7 Fxx Wireless/Wired/iD 4 AA/CP Retrofit Kits

Comparison Chart Listing 7 Fxx Wireless/Wired/iD 4 Android
Auto/Apple Carplay Retrofit Kits




Option 1: Joyeauto CarPlay Mirroring Interface
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https://www.joyeauto.com/category/wi...apple-carplay/


Price: $419 USD (price quoted for one unit) depending on CCC/CIC/NBT/EVO iDrive

Pros:
  • Supports Android Auto as well as Apple CarPlay
  • Supports steering wheel controls
  • Supports AirPlay and screen mirroring
  • Integrates with the built-in microphone in iDrive 4. External mic is needed in CarPlay mode for 'Hey Siri'
  • Unique AD, Bimmer-Tech & Joyeauto front camera/sensors do in fact work
  • Supports full-screen mode
  • UI accessed through BMW icon on CarPlay homescreen
Cons:
  • No touch screen support (except for NBT EVO iD6)





Option 2: Andream/Carlinkit/Indiwork/Road Top/Kremersino/Et. Al. Clones
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3300...480e9daeaQbX5P

For more discussion, go here: https://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1675929

Price: $268 USD (price quoted for one unit) depending on CCC/CIC/NBT iDrive


Pros:
  • Supports Android Auto as well as Apple CarPlay
  • Supports steering wheel controls
  • Front camera/sensors do work
  • Supports full-screen mode
  • Cheapest option of all
  • No external mic is needed in CarPlay mode
Cons:
  • No touch screen support
  • Sourced only through aliexpress. No website to give confidence on the company
  • Does not have a vented box like Joyeauto (potentially heat may cause issues)
  • Does not have an external wifi antenna



Option 3: Unique Audio Developments CarPlay Mirroring Interface
https://unique-ad.co.uk/product/carp...ies-2013-2016/

Price: £465.99 GBP (about $572 USD)(price quoted for one unit) depending on CCC/CIC/NBT iDrive
Rebranded Joyeauto wireless kit

Pros:
  • Supports Android Auto as well as Apple CarPlay
  • Supports steering wheel controls
  • Supports AirPlay and screen mirroring
  • Integrates with the built-in microphone in iDrive 4. External mic is needed in CarPlay mode for 'Hey Siri'
  • Unique AD, BimmerTech & Joyeauto front camera/sensors do in fact work
  • Supports full-screen mode
Cons:
  • Mixed reviews about customer support by email. Chat is best during business hours only and seems good
  • No touch screen support


Option 4: Bimmer-Tech NBT EVO ID5/ID6 Navigation Retrofit
https://www.bimmer-tech.net/shop/bmw...ation-retrofit


Price: Starts From $1700 USD

Pros:
  • Supports steering wheel controls
  • Front camera/sensors do work
  • Supports full-screen mode
  • Works just like OEM stock
  • Factory mic is used
  • Touch screen support is included, but optional for a lower cost
  • Uses factory Wi-Fi antenna
Cons:
  • Most expensive option



Option 5: Android 9-10 10.25" Multimedia Navigation System for BMW 7 Series F01 F02 F03 F04 (2009 - 2016) CIC NBT
https://avinusa.com/10-25-multimedia...6-cic-nbt.html


Price: Starting at $399.99 USD (price quoted for one unit) depending on iDrive CIC/NBT

Pros:
  • Supports Android Auto as well as Apple CarPlay
  • Good customer support, as AVIN is based in US
  • Hi-res screen 1280 x 480P, 1920 x 720P screen + $39.99
  • Front camera/sensors do work
  • Supports hi-res full-screen mode
  • Very active dissussions on F30 forums https://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1699764
  • Uses Wi-Fi antenna
Cons:
  • More expensive than the Andream clones



Option 6: Unichip CarPlay Smartbox
https://www.unichip-tec.com/apple_carplay_smartbox.html

Price: $439 USD (price quoted for one unit)

Pros:
  • Supports full-screen mode
  • Supports steering wheel controls
  • Front camera/sensors confirmed working
Cons:
  • Poor customer support
  • Requires a standalone microphone
  • Doesn't support wireless CarPlay (but a wireless option is 'coming soon')
  • No touch screen support
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