Works w/the iPhone 4!
Okay, time to dispel the myth...I bought this unit to help modernize my aging (2008-09 year model) Kenwood KVT-617DVD head unit. Not only is this item compatible w/the iPhone 4 (5.1.1 software version, as of this post), but combined w/the Scosche Passport, it CHARGES as well! I've read reviews that state only 10 playlists can be displayed, at a time. This is false. I have 27 playlists & If you properly set the dip switches in the rear of the unit, you can scroll through all of them. Incoming call? Not a problem. iPhone playback is paused when you get a call & resumes play, when you hang up. If you have a standalone bluetooth unit, or GPS w/bluetooth (which, I do), the phone rings, the music pauses & the bluetooth takes the call! You can leave the iPhone in the glovebox, because you'll never need to touch it! Unfortunately, your iPhone will lose its music controllability. It's sole control is via the head unit, so playlist navigation is significantly slower than iPod-direct control. Although I have a 7" screen, my title display is single-line, which means I can choose to view either the artist name or playlist title or genre type or album title. This unit doesn't allow you to view the songs in a playlist, unless the actual song is playing & you select "DISP". It will then, show the song title. While it lacks lightning-fast music navigation. The iPhone 4 compatibility, sound quality & the extra $ I saved by not having to upgrade to a newer unit, made the buy, worthwhile!
Pros: iPhone 4 compatible, excellent sound quality, gives you a reason to hang on to your older Kenwood receivers!
Cons: Slower music navigation due to iPhone music function being controlled by head unit. Can't view individual songs in playlists