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iTunes IS iSync'ing
Authored by: DeminJanu on Dec 31, '08 10:12:23AM

As far as I can tell, iTunes DOES use iSync to sync the iPhone, but iTunes tries to hide this from you.

Obviously iSync has all the contact/calendar sync capabilities we need (maybe not video/audio/photos), and it looks like when iTunes syncs, the iSync icon starts spinning - ie. iTunes is really telling iSync to do the calendar/contacts work for it.

As another poster mentioned, the iPhone does not show up in the 'devices' list; it must be intentioanlly hidden, but it appears to still be there invisibly since you can use the "Sync" button from the iSync menu (found in /System/Library/CoreServices/MenuExtras/ - just double-click it).

Why? my first question exactly, the moment i saw that iTunes (a music program, right?) has the prefs for calendar/address book syncing.... totally not where I expected them to be. But I suppose this way a Windoze user can use a Mac, and their iPhone/iTunes experience will be Identical (i don't think there's an iSync on Windoze); iTunes behaves and acts exactly the same on both OS's (as opposed to using a separate prog, iSync, on the Mac side only), so a Windoze user need not feel like switching to/using Macs invalidates their entire knowledge of how to use a computer!

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