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Just bought a 2011 Sorento LX w/Covenience package. I must say I'm very impressed with it (my wife and I weren't even going to look at a Kia and "accidentally" test drove one, loved it, and bought it.)
My only complaint is that you have to buy a stupid $35 cable to get your iPod/iPhone to work.
My question is this: If I get this cable, and controls are enabled through the KIA, would I still be able to use my iPhone (for example, a turn-by-turn app I have on it)? I read somewhere in this forum that if you use the cable, it disables any control on the iPod touch itself. Granted I'll be using an iPhone 3G, and not an iPod touch.
Anyone give me some insight before I spend money on this cable? Oh, and how long is the cable?
Just tried out the Sorento's bluetooth A2DP and it surprisingly works really well with my phone playing music. It sounds good (better than the ipod fm transmitter I had in my Accord) although I'm sure it'll sound even better with using the aux in or the Kia ipod cable. But when you're driving 65mph on the highway will I really notice the diff? Probably not.
Seeing as how the Ipod Touch is an Iphone without the "Phone" Components, it's most likely that your Iphone will say attached accesory or something to that effect like my wife's ipodt touch says when connected to the Sorento.
I've decided to just do A2DP over bluetooth (stereo over bluetooth) with an iPhone car charger for power. That Kia iPod cable is too short; I'm putting a Proclip mount to the right of the steering wheel near the upper tray (where the clock is) and that cable will not reach it.
Hi there "showtime711"
Just a quick note t advise you that I recently purchased the 2011 Kia Sorento LX here is Ontario, Canada and the iPod cable with the dual interface to the vehicle was an included accessory and part of the Vehicle Spec sheet as a standard item for the all the models based on the Kia Canada Website.
I cannot answer your question in paragraph 3 since I do not own any apple devices.
To answer the original question...
Yes you can use the nav app using the kia cable.
I'm running OS4 and it works.
As far as being able to see it... I purchased the Kia Universal holder and with that placed in the front cup holder I'm pretty happy with using the iphone as a GPS
2011 Sorento EX AWD 4cyl, Premium Pkg, Third row RIP 6/2/11
Has anyone experienced sound issues with the Kia cable and an iPod? We just bought an 11 Sorento, nav system and all, its awesome, and one thing I have been looking forward to is playing my iPod with the sound system. Well, I noticed the sound coming through the iPod is unbalanced or something. This is hard to explain -- like you know a song has a particular guitar riff, but you can barely hear it, almost like the sound is only coming out of one side of the car -- but the speakers are fine, because the songs from the SAT radio sound perfect.
Dont own any crAPPLE stuff.. but have My Nexus One and works like a charm.. just turn BT on and it sycs right up to the Nav/Sounds system. Can access all my contacts and music with no probs..and what is nice is we bought 2 micro usb car chargers (1 for each Kia) so that just in case we need to recharge our phone and if we go on long drive..we put both in the sorento and charge both our phones.
I have yet tried to try my gals phone with the sorento and see if the music etc etc works with it.
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