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  • hdrygas Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    Add me to the list of disappointed. I have all my contacts, schedules on my MacBook Pro and have all my songs and TV, movies on the home iMac I shair with my wife. Most of this is not iTunes store stuff except some TV programs. 99.9% of the Music is mine, from CD's I purchased. I keep it on 2 1T drives. One is primary, one backup. It is a lot of music and I can move it on and off my iPod. The iPhone has limited memory and I could never put even 1/3 of my music on it. Please Apple get with the program here. Lots of us use more than one computer. Most of us are honest folk who do not "share" stuff but want to have access to all of our "stuff". Now I know Leopard may have some interesting .Mac stuff coming but how am I to show off my new "computer" if I can not put anything on it. Throw us a bone here!
  • KBAS1986 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    does apple actually read these forums? cause i'm pretty sure this one is now one of the longest unanswered complaint forms
  • deargodwhy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Apple: Why in God's name would you take away the basic freedoms that all other ipods have from a device that costs double? You screwed us! Fix it pleeeeeeease!!! This oppression will not stand. Rise up fellow customers and burn this fascist system of syncing playlists to the ground! We will not be ignored!

    Seriously though, it's ******** and everyone is ****** at you, apple.
  • Gabriel Jackson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    OK, I got tired of reading all the posts, so I am not sure someone brought this up:

    It's set to sync because if you manually manage/mount disk, you need to manually unmount/disconnect before you can remove the iPhone from the dock.

    Why is this important? Well, if manual sync was enabled, just as many people would complain about the following:

    "I was copying songs and documents to my iPod's memory, when Charlie called. I forgot it was connected and I picked up the phone to walk around. Now my phone is hosed because something got corrupted."

    Maybe it's a phone first with a great music player.

    Message was edited by: Gabriel Jackson (spelling)
  • AymR Level 2 Level 2 (360 points)
    Yes. It's a missing feature. I agree.

    Be sure to request it here:

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html

    Aym
  • Rob Meyer Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
    What you are missing is that many people use
    many computers and it is very inconvenient to have
    all the songs stored in a single computer. The
    playlist
    solution does not work in this case.


    Ah, I never realized that manually managing music allowed you to use multiple computers in that way. I can see how losing that would be annoying.
  • Peter000 Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    OK, I got tired of reading all the posts, so I am not
    sure someone brought this up:

    It's set to sync because if you manually manage/mount
    disk, you need to manually unmount/disconnect before
    you can remove the iPhone from the dock.

    Why is this important? Well, if manual sync was
    enabled, just as many people would complain about the
    following:

    "I was copying songs and documents to my iPod's
    memory, when Charlie called. I forgot it was
    connected and I picked up the phone to walk around.
    Now my phone is hosed because something got
    corrupted."

    Maybe it's a phone first with a great music player.

    Message was edited by: Gabriel Jackson (spelling)


    Well, that should be our decision and risk to take. Apple can easily display a reminder warning on our phone and/or computer saying our phone is in the process of syncing and give us an option to stop the tranfer and dismount, or continue and let the call go to voicemail.

    In fact, that's what it essentially does now... stop the sync if a call comes in to allow the call to be answered.
  • iphonebose Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Mr dawaho
    You really need a reality check. People can have more then two laptops as they can have more then two homes or two cars ( not two wives ) .
    I have computer at my work and home. When I am leaving I need to get the music, videos that I have downloaded on my office machine to iPhone so that I can hear it while I am going back home.

    Also I have perfect scenario. My one PC is broken and the only data I have is in iPhone and I need to add more music/video files now. When I try to sync with other computer it says it will erase all the previous data. So this means either I have to choose between loosing all the data or never sync up. Doesn’t this defeat the purpose?

    Don't you think this is ridiculous?

    I called Apple and they say it's not possible and have apologized. It's common sense in today’s digital world to be able to transfer from one device to another device seamlessly. There is no rocket science here but it's attitude of people like you and Apple.
    If Apple continues there strategy they will be soon doomed by another smart phone company. ( Although I like Apple products but you have to be rational and practical.)

    So think over it once again and try to understand the problem the people are facing.

    Hope this will enlighten you.
  • John Beckett Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Removing this feature from the iPhone's ipod makes me very angry. This was a critical feature for me since I have music on multiple machines. I should be able to drag the music I want from either my home or work machine to my phone. This means that my phone is tied to exactly one computer for music features. Far worse than my much older Nano. Is anyone from Apple listening? Please fix this! The iPhone's great in many ways but this really cripples it.
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