Submitted by gwsteele on December 2, 2014
I picked up my Model S last week at the factory and I've been enjoying the car immensely since then - it truly is a fantastic machine. I'd say my only disappointment so far has been the limited quality of the high end audio system in relation to phone integration. After paying extra money (lots) for the best audio system, I'd have hoped that the car would interface with mobile devices at the highest possible quality. Disappointingly, there is noticeable tinniness over Bluetooth and the Internet radio options suffer from the same "pretty good, but not great" audio quality. That wouldn't be so bad if the car supported iAP or Airplay - but it doesn't. So software team, if you're watching these forums, please implement one or all of these:
- AAC over Bluetooth (native iTunes format), and the highest quality SBC codec
- iAP support for perfect quality tethered audio
- Airplay if you're feeling ambitious
I'd settle for any one of the above. Right now, it's not possible to play high quality audio from a mobile device in my beautiful new Tesla. And who wants to dump all their music to a thumb drive when they have the best music player around in their pocket?