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Old Jun 16, 2013, 10:37 AM   #1
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Do you still need to sync your iPhone to iTunes?

I noticed I don't require to sync my phone to iTunes anymore.

Updates are OTA.
For the music I use Spotify so I don't need to sync.
iCloud keep your Contacts, Calendar, Mail, Notes and so on sync via internet.

I like the fact I don't need to sync anymore, it's just a complication imo. I can consider my phone a single device that doesn't need a mac or something.

Do you also stopped with sync? Or you need it, if so why?
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Old Jun 16, 2013, 11:49 AM   #2
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For the music I use Spotify

If Spotify satisfies your needs, cool bro.

My iTunes library is my high-quality, direct rips from CDs, then there are podcasts, then there are radio shows that my box records daily and place them in the iTunes library, so when I come home at night, it's all there and ready to be transferred to the phone. I do WIFI sync, so I suppose that's OTA too. My contacts/calendar blah-blah is iCloud-based because I want them instant.
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Old Jun 16, 2013, 12:02 PM   #3
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OP, what do you do about photos?
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Old Jun 16, 2013, 12:02 PM   #4
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I depend on my mac for apps and music, as i like older versions of sone apps, and some of my music is from youtube
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Old Jun 16, 2013, 12:03 PM   #5
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OP, what do you do about photos?
This, unless im missing something my icloud only syncs camera roll?
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Old Jun 16, 2013, 12:04 PM   #6
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OP, what do you do about photos?
Photo Stream (if you have a Mac).
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Old Jun 16, 2013, 12:11 PM   #7
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when im charging my phone at night and im using my mac i do wifi sync.
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Old Jun 16, 2013, 01:44 PM   #8
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OP, what do you do about photos?
Others say photo stream, myself I say Dropbox. It includes videos, which photo stream doesn't.
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Old Jun 16, 2013, 01:49 PM   #9
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Old Jun 16, 2013, 04:32 PM   #10
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Wifi sync for some reason never works for me, despite being all-Apple (iMac, Airport, etc.). So whenever I want a new movie on my phone, I'll have to sync it via USB. Otherwise, iCloud does the rest.
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Old Jun 16, 2013, 10:09 PM   #11
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I've sold my MBA for 2 weeks (to buy another laptop) and realised that I could live without laptop just fine. My iPad Mini and iPhone 5 doesn't need sync. iPad is a good laptop replacement (my dad is a businessman and I've never seen him using laptop lol, just Galaxy Tab and iPad) if you're not a heavy user (hardcore gaming, office, photoshop, coding etc.) It lacks an USB port, mouse and printing support though.
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Old Jun 17, 2013, 12:43 PM   #12
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Do you also stopped with sync? Or you need it, if so why?
I have a 64GB device that's quite full and wired backups are much faster.
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Old Jun 17, 2013, 06:33 PM   #13
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I don't use iCloud save for Contacts so I do everything the old fashioned way.
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