"Set up as new iPad"? Why??

brijazz

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I just got my first iPad. Since I also have an iPhone and MacBook, I was already set up with iCloud. So, I set up my iPad without ever connecting it to my MacBook... contacts, bookmarks, etc. appeared via iCloud as expected.

Now I want to sync over some music, but noticed that the iPad wasn't showing up under "Devices" in iTunes. Thinking that I needed to do a wired sync before the Wi-fi sync feature of iOS 5 becomes enabled, I plug it in. It shows up as a device, but my only options are:

1) Set up as a new iPad
2) Restore from backup (a backup of my iPhone is the only one listed here)

What's going on? Why isn't iTunes recognizing my iPad as one that's already up-and-running?
 

rdowns

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iTunes>Summary Page>Check off box to enable wifi syncing with your iPad plugged into your computer.
 
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brijazz

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iTunes>Summary Page>Check off box to enable wifi syncing with your iPad plugged into your computer.
Can't even get to the summary... I'm only getting prompted to "set up your iPad". iTunes seems to think this is a fresh-out-of-the-box iPad. Here's what I'm seeing:
 

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rorschach

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Can't even get to the summary... I'm only getting prompted to "set up your iPad". iTunes seems to think this is a fresh-out-of-the-box iPad. Here's what I'm seeing:
Set it up as a new iPad.

This won't erase anything already on it. It's basically a "Don't restore from an old device" option, not "Wipe this iPad clean and start fresh."
 
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