2012 BMW X3: What Is That?
March 07, 2012
Sorry for the above blurry photo of my friend Matt and his girlfriend playing with our long-term 2012 BMW X3's center armrest. But I had to capture the moment when tech-savvy, 20-something Matt couldn't figure out that this was a mobile phone dock. I mean, he uses an iPad as his store's cash register!
"Yeah, we felt like monkeys taking it apart and putting it back together and taking it apart again. But we couldn't figure out what it is. What is it?"
OK, I wasn't exactly sure either til I broke open the owner's manual. I mean, most every car I've been in has had either a USB port or an aux. So I was really surprised when I found...
Wait, is that a candy bar cell phone?
Yup, sure is! Well no wonder Matt couldn't figure it out. Didn't know those still existed. Fortunately our X3 also comes with a USB/iPod port, which is also located in the center armrest, underneath the candy bar docking station.
Can't help but wonder how many BMW owners still own such a phone. Is it wrong to assume they'd be early adopters?
Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor