iPhone – Tires & Parts News https://tiresandparts.net Your News Source for Everything Automotive Fri, 20 May 2022 08:39:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.16 BMW announces support for Digital Key for iPhone. https://tiresandparts.net/news/bmw-announces-support-for-digital-key-for-iphone-a-secure-and-easy-way-to-use-iphone-as-a-car-key-to-lock-unlock-drive-and-share-keys-with-friends/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/bmw-announces-support-for-digital-key-for-iphone-a-secure-and-easy-way-to-use-iphone-as-a-car-key-to-lock-unlock-drive-and-share-keys-with-friends/#respond Mon, 06 Jul 2020 06:55:50 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=31006 At today’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference it was announced that BMW will become the first carmaker to enable its customers to use iPhone as a fully digital car key. BMW was the first to integrate iPod in their vehicles, first to offer wireless CarPlay and now first to introduce support for BMW Digital Key stored […]

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At today’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference it was announced that BMW will become the first carmaker to enable its customers to use iPhone as a fully digital car key. BMW was the first to integrate iPod in their vehicles, first to offer wireless CarPlay and now first to introduce support for BMW Digital Key stored securely in Apple Wallet for iPhone.

BMW Digital Key for the iPhone.

The upcoming BMW Digital Key for the iPhone will enable customers to just tap to unlock and easily get going by placing the iPhone in the smartphone tray and pushing the start button. Setup of the Digital Key can be done through the BMW Smartphone App. The car owner can also share access with up to 5 friends including a configurable car access option for young drivers which restricts top speed, horse power, maximum radio volume and more. Management of access can be done from inside the car as well as through Apple Wallet.

Additional features of the new Digital Key include:

– Storage in the Secure Element of your iPhone and access through Apple Wallet

– Power reserve for iPhone where car keys will still function for up to five hours if

the iPhone turns off due to low battery

– Ability to share access with up to 5 friends via iMessage

– Apple Watch compatibility

BMW is a leading contributor to the Digital Key standard.

The BMW Group was quick to recognise the potential of smartphones as digital keys – if done right. Standardizing the Digital Key contributes to user experience, security and availability in smartphone models all of which were key to the BMW Group strategy for the Digital Key right from the start. Apple and BMW have been working closely with the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) to press ahead with the establishment of global standards. The Digital Key specification 2.0 for NFC has been released in May 2020 while the next generation of Digital Key using Ultra Wideband technology is already well underway.

Broad availability for BMW models and iPhones.

BMW is excited to announce the availability of Digital Key for iPhone in 45 countries for a broad range of models: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, X5, X6, X7, X5M, X6M and Z4 if manufactured after July 1st 2020. Compatible iPhone models will be iPhone XR, iPhone XS or newer and Apple Watch Series 5 or newer.

Also announced: smart routes for BMW electric vehicles in Apple Maps.

At today’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference, BMW and Apple also announced a new feature that will make it easier than ever for CarPlay users to take BMW electric vehicles on longer journeys by automatically taking into account when and where to charge. Drivers can plan their trip in advance on their iPhone or simply enter their destination through Apple CarPlay when they get into the car; either way, Apple Maps will pick the optimal route based on electric range and the locations of charging stations along the way. This seamless, simple feature will first be available for BMW in the fully electric BMW i4 launching next year.

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Nomad Active Rugged Iphone Case https://tiresandparts.net/lifestyle/nomad-active-rugged-iphone-case/ https://tiresandparts.net/lifestyle/nomad-active-rugged-iphone-case/#respond Sun, 16 Feb 2020 12:30:51 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=29904 Those on the lookout for a durable iPhone case that is easy on the eye have one more option now to consider. You no longer need to curtail an active lifestyle just because you want to minimize the chance of damage to your iPhone and you need not resort to ugly cases.   The Active […]

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Those on the lookout for a durable iPhone case that is easy on the eye have one more option now to consider. You no longer need to curtail an active lifestyle just because you want to minimize the chance of damage to your iPhone and you need not resort to ugly cases.

 

The Active Rugged case from Nomad is fashioned from a DuPont polycarbonate frame, sports a rubber TPE bumper, and comes with a microfiber lining that is meant to swaddle and protect an iPhone. The back of the case is enclosed in naturally-tanned water-resistant leather sourced from Heinen in Germany lending the case a highly sophisticated look when compared to the plastic cases that are widely available.

 

The case offers the added benefit that it offers more resistance to scratches and scuffs when compared to conventional leather. Customers need not worry about any damage caused to the phone by falling as the case has a thick bumper to protect against drops up to 6 feet, and it sports reinforced speaker ports that double as lanyard attachment points. The case is fully Qi-compatible for wireless charging.

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