switching iPhone from PC -> Mac iTunes...what to expect?

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  1. btownguy macrumors 6502

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    So I'm switching to a Mac and I'll be connecting my iPhone over to my new computer. It is my understanding that this will essentially wipe the content on my phone and replace it with the iTunes content on the new computer. Will email/calendar/contacts/settings be altered? Or will it just be music/videos/podcasts/apps only?
     
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  3. WeegieMac Guest

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    A superior version of iTunes for a start.

    That comment may rile up some people, but from personal experience having helped a relative set up an iPod on iTunes on Windows, it was not the same experience on Windows ... it was more sluggish if anything else.

    In terms of moving over, everything will look identical and features you've become accustomed to will remain. You will need to resync you content to the iPhone though, and move content like MP3 and MP4 video from your PC to the Mac iTunes library and resync from there.
     
  4. mrochester macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, iTunes on the Mac flies. Apple have done a pretty poor job on the PC version, and it's very slow. Let's hope they've rewritten it with version 9! I only use iTunes because I have to to sync my iPhone.
     
  5. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    Noooo not another Mac converter. haha
     
  6. FXT 1 macrumors 6502

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    Interestingly my iPhone wasn't wiped when i made the switch. The Mac version of iTunes seems to be compatible with Windows and Mac formatted devices. When I performed the sync operation with an empty library all the information was transferred from my iPhone and filled the library :D No wipe, restore whatsoever ;)
     

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