Any idea why its telling me its backing up my iPod each sync now?

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  1. Sam Posten

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    And where it might be doing that? Last thing I need iTunes doing is wasting 16 extra gigs somewhere without my knowledge....
     
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    i was wondering aout this too.

    these apps are so tiny in size yet it takes forever to synch when you have a bunch on the iphone.
     
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    Surely they will fix this before too long. The long syncs really are annoying.
     
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    Agreed totally, plus they need a better way to let us organize multiple pages rather than the silly shake and bake dance
     
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    i've started hitting the little x when it starts to back-up.
     
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    It's a foregone conclusion that Apple will be fixing this with 2.01 / 7.8. For one thing there is *no need* to back up the actual apps themselves since the iTunes App Store keeps up with which apps you've already downloaded and will let you download them again at no charge at any time. The only information that iTunes should therefore be backing up is user created data unique to the app. The SDK already provides guidelines as to where the apps should be placing this data. Apple just needs to trust the developers to follow the already established guidelines.
     
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    That Apps are so tiny it hardly matters -- might as well back them along with their data. The problem is the fact that the backup itself is clearly a bug factory. It should be 100x faster for the amount of data actually being backed up. iTunes 7.8 (& 2.0.1) can't come soon enough.

    Ted
     
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    I'm about to install this app to see if it will do what it says it will. I have no need to back up each time for my iTouch.

    Backup Disabler 1.2 - MacUpdate
     
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    there is an iphone update
    2.01

    wonder if i fixes the backing up thing.

    i'll be able to tell you if the iphone ever finishes backing up.
     
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    Yes...backups are a lot faster after the 2.0.1 update
     
  12. Joseph Bolus

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    Yeah ... iTunes was just updated to 7.7.1.11 as well.

    The combination of the iTunes update and the iPhone update has (as expected) smoothed out both the sync problems and the performance issues.

    I also received a bunch of free App Updates today. All of the apps that occasionally crashed (the VisuaRadio app was the biggest offender) now seem stable.

    With MobileMe now stabilized as well, it appears as though Apple finally has a handle on the platform. Considering the current limited availability of the 3G, I wonder if Apple now wishes they had just waited until August to launch? Everybody would probably have had a smoother experience if they had.
     
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    joseph what is VisuaRadio?
    i dont see it in the app store.

    alright, i found it.

    called allradio now.
    also, no longer free.
     
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    Scrabble was a lot more stable after its last update too.
     
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    updating doesnt seem to have become any faster.

    i started an app update 11 minutes ago and the bar is barely 25% along.


    Now over 30 minutes and still barely half way there.
     

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