"Alpine's X305 Doesn't work with my IPhone 3G"1.0 starson by tonybyorick58
Pros: Sorry folks, there are no Pros here. This X305 unit was purchased for the sole purpose of accessing an iphone's music library while on the road. However, the unit just doesn't work with the IPhone. No audio output.
Cons: Alpine's marketing blurb says the X305 is designed to work with Apple's IPhone. Well, they didn't do a great job on the interface. X305 doesn't work with my IPhone which is a 3G running the latest version of the operating system.
Summary: According to Alpine's documentation, the X305 supports IPhone 3G Ver 2.0.2. However, with the IPhone connected, the X305 displays the current music track but no audio is sent to the speakers. My IPhone 3G runs Ver 2.2.1 so this is not a version problem because I'm running a newer OS version than the minimum version supported by Alpine. The radio works okay; it delivers audio, and the iPhone appears to connect with the X305 and it displays IPhone music album covers, however, NO IPhone audio is sent to the speakers. zip. zero audio output. So, be careful if you have an IPhone and are considering the X305 to leverage your music library. I have to say, I feel like I've been ripped off.