iTunes sync

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by mbhforum, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. mbhforum macrumors 6502

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    Now with ITunes Match, iCloud, etc, is there any point in synching with Itunes? The only reason I see is to sync photos as photostream does not permanently keep photos. Apps, music, books and backups now store in the cloud...
     
  2. saving107 macrumors 603

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    For me, I am 90% close to not needing to sync to iTunes anymore.

    iTunes Match just needs to the ability to Match and Re-download Movies and TV Shows and iOS needs to add the ability to subscribe and Auto Download new Podcast (like Newsstand does).

    If you don't care about Movies or TV Shows, then their's no point in Syncing with iTunes.
     
  3. Tearabite macrumors regular

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    What about getting videos created on the iPhone into your computer?
     
  4. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    Actually you can enable photo stream to save photos...so really, there is no reason to sync except for podcasts.
     
  5. rwwest7 macrumors regular

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    You can already re-download TV Show and also stream them straight to Apple TV from the cloud. So Movies are the final frontier.
     
  6. Tearabite macrumors regular

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    What about getting videos created on the iPhone into your computer? :confused:
     
  7. Diode macrumors 68020

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    Image capture can do that pretty easily - or iPhoto ;)
     
  8. saving107 macrumors 603

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    I meant Match the Movies and TV shows that I have ripped from my personal collection (not purchased from iTunes), kind of how iTunes Match will scan your music library and make it available to other devices.
     
  9. Tearabite macrumors regular

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    Yes - but for that you need to cable-up, which i think is what what the OP is trying to avoid.
     
  10. mbhforum thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Photos in photostream only remain for 30 days.

    I thought of a reason you still need to sync to iTunes. If you add music to ITunes Match that isn't purchased from iTunes it will not automatically download to your devices. You need to manually download the songs or sync with iTunes.....manually downloading songs can be annoying if you have a lot you download....
     
  11. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    PhotoStream only holds for 30 days or 1000 photos for iDevices; photos pulled into iPhoto from PhotoStream remain indefinitely. Thus with PhotoStream enabled there's no need to cable up for photo transfer. On Windows I believe the iCloud Control Panel will automatically pull photos down to a specified folder on the computer.
     

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