OK, an update. Directly from the syncmyride.com website:
If your device has been updated to Apple firmware version 3.1 (or greater), then you will experience an INDEXING concern which may limit functionality of the device with SYNC, including longer indexing times (e.g., 30 minutes). Note: Earlier versions of the iPhone firmware are not affected. The Ford SYNC Team is aware and has been in communication with the Apple team regarding the concern. We will post an updated response once more information is known. We appreciate your patience and would like to offer the following recommendations for continued usage of SYNC and your device:
-Use the AutoPlay feature. SYNC will still playback content on the device that is on the "Now Playing" list of the device. Media control will be limited to the Play, Pause, Next and Previous Track.
-If the device supports Bluetooth Audio, connect to the device with SYNC BT Audio/Media Stream. Media control will be limited to Play, Pause, but can also be controlled directly on the device.
-Use the Line In input to connect to the device headphone audio jack. The media will need to be controlled on the device directly.
-Transfer unprotected contents to a USB flash drive. SYNC supports playback with full media control of iTunes formatted unprotected media.
-Allow some additional time for the device to index.
If you have any additional questions, you may also contact our SYNC Support team via chat, e-mail, or phone. Thanks.
Translation: Sync doesn't play well with iPhone. Any iPhone other than the very first silver model is either on firmware 3.x or 4.x, and even the originals are almost always on 3.x. So they work, but with pretty limited functionality.
On the other hand, any other phone won't do much period. I'd just go with the iPhone. They'll eventually upgrade Sync.
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