Y-cable / Snap-In? Getting v confused
I have just bought a second-hand 2011 Cooper S Convertible with Media Pack.
It didn't come with a cable to connect my iPhone 4S, so I used the standard Apple one. All the artwork etc worked OK, but there was no sound. I now realise that I need to buy a Y-Cable or a Snap-In for the armrest.
Looking at various posts on various forums, I am getting totally confused.
It seems that the more expensive and tidier option is the Snap-In but it appears that you miss out on a fair bit of functionality. Is this right? Do you really not get full control over your iPhone's music?
On the other hand, the cheaper and messier (I hate too many cables) option is the Y-Cable, which supports all the functions (full music library access, all the features of the Connected app, etc.).
Could someone "boil down" the key points to the key pros and cons? What's the best route to go? Cheers