What is Ford thinking ?

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  1. speedfrk

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    It's not about styling, it adds a lot of surface area for the antennas. All the Dodges with high end electronics (XM, NAV, HD radio, etc) have them.
     
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    Yep. It's an industry standard. So what was Ford thinking? Oh idk...maybe offering a better service for you clowns who bitch about accouterments all the time. Keeping costs low by using a standardized packaging.

    You people are getting just as bad as youtubers over your hyper dramatic complaints.
     
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    Where did you read this? Sync4 is a completely different system, it is not a software update. Just like MyFordTouch/Sync2 vs Sync3.
     
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    I think I have used my radio once since I picked up my car in November. I listen to Podcasts, Apple Music, etc through Carplay. That shark fin doesn't look right to me, on this body shape. But it is what it is.
     
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    Just read that it was compatible with 8" screens, so was hoping maybe they would be able to update the more recent Mustangs. Im more of a software guy, not a hardward guy but I get what you're saying. Wish Grabber Lime was going to stick around for another year or two, don't really want to choose between the new tech/refresh and the color I prefer the most. Maybe if i'm lucky we'll get some more 2021 info before order banks closed and I have to rely on the dealer lots.
     
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    That is a horrifying antennae. My 2020 does not have this shark fin.
     
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    Glad mine didn't get that. Don't want to worry about bridge clearance signs and power lines.
     
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    ...magnaride.
     
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    No, the Romanian model would be like this:

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    We've got vampires... :D
     
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    Mine still has a long antennae along with the round thing on the trunk
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    Sync 4 is not a different system!

    Myfordtouch and sync 2 was built using Microsoft's Windows CE platform the same operating system that runs in your local bank's ATM machine.

    Sync 3 and 4 are built on a platform made by Research in Motion (blackberry) called QNX. Aside from the user interface changes to adapt to larger displays there aren't huge differences between 3 and 4.

    Judging from everything I've seen on sync 4 I highly doubt it will be available as an update at least not the full version of sync 4 which will probably require different hardware including a completely different APIM module. I don't think our current hardware is capable of wireless carplay or over the air full system updates.
     
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    I understand that they’re both running on a QNX platform, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t different hardware specs between the two. Sync1 and MyFordTouch/Sync2 both ran on said MS platform, they were not compatible with each other.
    Sync1, 2, 3, 4 are not a software numbers, they are platforms, that is my point. It’s like a Playstation 3 vs a Playstation 4 (in layman terms).
     
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    As much as I still love my 2020 GT PP1, I have had to take my 1 month old car to the dealer twice for 6 different issues. As of now, 5 got taken care of. The interior fit and finish, which I didn't include in the problem list, is really horrifying.
     
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    My 09 cts-v had a nice shark fin I do think the one on the mustang needs to look a bit more organic and rounded

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