As I patiently wait for my delivery, I have noted the various methods people are using to connect their iPhone in their XC60. As I understand it from this forum, user manual, and showroom trials there are 3 methods as follows:
1. Connect using the USB port: This potentially should be the best sounding connection but appears to limit the user interface to the Sensus system. This allows the equivalent of the iPod player functionality but may preclude using apps such as Pandora since the touch screen is disabled. It does let you access Voice Control by holding down the Home button. Track information will display only on the Sensus screen.
1a. Can one use streaming applications such as Pandora and if so how?
1b. Is there any way to access the touch screen controls when connected with USB?
1c. Can one still use the iPhone paired to Sensus via bluetooth for calls?
2. Connect using the AUX Port: This can be used either with a Dock-to-Mini adapter(best) or a Mini-Mini headphone adapter. This allows for full control of all your iPhone functions via the touch screen but would limit control from the Sensus system to volume and mute. Track information will not display on the Sensus screen but will on the iPhone.
2a. Does the AUX connector have the additional contact to support play. pause, and skip?
3. Connect using Bluetooth: This method allows for both control from the iPhone screen as well as from Sensus. However, it will only display generic track information on the Sensus system while full info is available on the iPhone. It will also support 3rd party applications such as Pandora. Finally, it may offer the least fidelity as compared to 1 and 2.
3a. Has anyone compared the audio quality between 1 or 2 and Bluetooth with the Multimedia package and could share their results?
3b. If the iPhone has been connected as a Bluetooth media player, what happens when a call comes in? Does one have to use the iPhone directly or is Sensus smart enough to switch to Handsfree mode?
3c. I one wants to use the iPhone in both Handsfree and Media modes does it need to be paired twice - Media and Tel?
Finally if there are any methods or functionality that I missed please let me know.