Thank you both for the feedback...
i currently have a 2017 Mini (with an Aux In), but already ordered a 2019 as my lease is getting to the end.
The new model comes with 2x USB ports instead of the previous USB and Aux ports,
Phil, it would be very disappointing if the system only plays MP3s! Is that confirmed for new 2019 BMWs?
I’ll try to get me more details from my Mini dealer, but can’t comprehend the reasoning behind it, especially that the industry is moving towards higher quality formats...
and thanks for the tip about AQ Jitterbug, it’s worth trying it out when I get the new car.