Currently Being ModeratedJun 10, 2012 8:08 PM (in response to Jason Fisk)
I have an iphone 4S, and I am having the same problem. Can't import photos into iPhoto or Image capture. In Image capture, i get the error message "an error occured while importing. The item 'IMG_0071.MOV" was not imported." in iPhoto I get "iphoto cannot import your photos because there was a problem downloading the image"
I decided to use the USB cable that came with the iPhone instead of the cable I had been using before, which came with an ipod or something.
All the images and videos downloaded instantly. So, i wonder if those USB cables are significant to the device they came with. I noticed my iPad will only charge with the cable it came with. Even though all the apple USB cables look exactly the same.
Jason, try using the cable the phone came with and see if that does the trick.