iPhone access from Mac - not same as PC

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by askywalker, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. askywalker macrumors regular

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    When I connect my iPhone 4 to my Windows 7 PC - it shows up in 'My Computer' and I can easily grab the photos and Videos from it.

    When I connect to my Mac - I can't seem to access it from the Finder. I can open apps like iPhoto and pull them into iPhoto, but I am wondering if I am missing something simple to be able to access it like a drive?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    The iPhone doesn't show up as a drive in Windows. It shows up as a read only camera source. In Mac OS X you are not missing anything, because there is no mountable drive to access on the iPhone.
     
  3. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    It's not read only. You can delete photos from the iPhone using it too.

    It's a very useful feature.
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    But you can't put files on to it. Thus, it's read only.
     
  5. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    If it was read only, you wouldn't be able to delete the files either.

    A CD is read only.
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    You can read something carved in rock. You can push said rock off a cliff. But you cannot carve on said rock, without special tools.
     
  7. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    A rock isn't a digital storage medium
     
  8. Intell macrumors P6

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    Alright, you can read your ebook. Move it to the trash. But you can never correct the spelling of the word colour to suit your wants.
     
  9. tigress666 macrumors 68040

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    I think you guys are arguing semantics at this point. Point being he can do stuff on his PC with the iphone he cannot with the Mac and he finds it useful.
     
  10. jason4427 macrumors member

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    You can do the same thing on the Mac with the Image Capture application.
     
  11. thunderbunny macrumors 6502a

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    Get your piccies & vids off a connected iPhone via iPhoto
     
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