iPhone 4S, fully updated, connected to OS X 10.9.1 running iTunes 11.1.4. I got this error message The iPhone <device name> could not be synced because the sync session failed to start. I've followed the suggestions of closing iTunes and relaunching, it's still the same problem. The music and podcast are gone from my iphone. Any other suggestion. WTF is wrong with Apple? This is the 2nd time iTunes update messed up my podcast & music.