Erase and Sync


I don’t even want to try to explain what’s going on here. I mean, I understand it, but I don’t understand it. I don’t see how it’s in anyones interest for it to be flaming-hoops difficult to sync a device to a new Mac. Seriously, Apple, how did this pass your “it just works” razor?

2 thoughts on “Erase and Sync”

  1. Robin says:

    I think they look at it as syncing from your Mac *to* your iDevice, not the other way around. I guess they expect you to transfer your stuff from one Mac to another before you sync.

    Can you re-download purchased iTunes U stuff and podcasts like apps?

    1. Joen says:

      Sure, but that’s what I’m saying, that’s silly.

      As a rule of thumb, I try to avoid iTunes as much as possible, and since the iPad has thankfully untethered quite a bit since iOS 5, the only use-case I have left for iTunes is backup.

      Currenlty the iPad in my wifes possesion is tethered to her old and janky Macbook. It would be really convenient if I could back up the iPad to her brand new iMac.

      Why can’t I? No seriously?

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