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      01-13-2021, 11:21 AM   #6

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Originally Posted by Ibiza View Post
Digital Key was 1st announced June 2020 at the Apple WWDC keynote. Now 7 months latter Digital Key Plus? Has to be a software update, as the specs require UWB chip, which the vehicles produced after July 2020 apparently have. Nothing has "popped up" on the Apple forums regarding this recent news.
This particular press release is most likely jumping ahead of the desire to talk about the rest of the lineup. The goal is more aligned with CES going on and the work to brand the iX as a technology leader.

Digital key 3.0 was always where the CCS was headed, where the phone could be used as a fob. On top of the above about getting the word out there around the iX specifically, BMW probably wanted to get out ahead of the rest for the brand as a whole.... I expect more brands to be jumping into 3.0 as well as the android world before this year is out. Every major automotive and smartphone OEM is part of CCS.
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