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    >begin rant>

    I am extremely underwhelmed with how the AppStore is functioning. There was a rather large ball dropped along the way here. I'm not talking about paying for apps, I'm talking about the ridiculous sync times. It is necessary to plan your day around syncing your iPhone when adding a large amount of AppStore apps via iTunes.

    My Day:

    I downloaded around 100 apps from the AppStore via this method using iTunes 7.7. My iPhone is using this version of the 2.0 firmware.

    I decided to sync all the apps on the phone at once. 3.5 hours later, the 100 or so apps I loaded have finally finished syncing at a total of 470mb. 3.5 hours for 470mb??!?!?!?! Come on I know usb isn't firewire but this is ridiculous!

    I return home mid evening, cook some dinner, and try out many of the apps while taking screenshots on the way so I can post reviews for them. I get through the letter E and decide thats enough for now. I wonder whats the best way to get my screenshots from the phone to the computer so I can post them in app reviews.

    The answer suddenly comes to me. Sync them onto my laptop!

    I plug in my iPhone and press sync. That was many hours ago. iTunes is still "Backing Up" my iPhone. The pictures have not synced over yet. I am not amused. I would like to write so reviews for ya'll. Reviews without screenies are lame. This sucks.

    My Advice. Do no load a large number of Apps at once. While the total space used might not be very large, the process of syncing seems to take forever. I am hopping that maybe the 2.0 firmware we posted today is not the final and an update in the morning will solve this long arduous process. If that is not the case then Apple needs to hurry up and fix this.

    Yours Truly,

    if I am the only one that has experienced this please tell me so I can throw my macbook pro out the window
    This article was originally published in forum thread: PITA AppStore! Work your day around your iphone started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 27 Comments
    1. Cody Overcash's Avatar
      Cody Overcash -
      update after the first sync, the next sync is not bad ---- IF you dont't use the apps. Once you use apps it backups session data and that takes FOREVER (it shouldn't it is tiny bits of data)

      so either a) dont use a lot of appstore apps or b) when itunes is backing up cancell the backup . . . . of course all the data stored in your apps will be lost if you ever restore -- you'll have to decide whether backing that data up or syncing in any sort of reasonable time is the priority
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      Thats what ive been doing, cancel the backup.....Apple better get that s&$% fixed quick though.
    1. Hawaiian Modder's Avatar
      Hawaiian Modder -
      yea almost everytime time I plug in my itouch it has to back up data which takes forever. I just skip it now and backup every night before I go to bed.
    1. mikey08's Avatar
      mikey08 -
      Yea i have had terrible sync times since i updated when i add new apps... And as for backing up i just hit the X and it continues to sync... just very slow.
    1. iphonekid's Avatar
      iphonekid -
      i had the same problemm WTF?
    1. darwina's Avatar
      darwina -
      I downloaded a bunch of free aps before I upgraded. When I try to sync, it says they aren't authorized on my computer, and they aren't showing up as free anymore. Oh well. Stupid though.
    1. loujob's Avatar
      loujob -
      You ppl dont know what you are talking about.
      Yes after the first backup after plugging in your phone, syncing doesn't take as long.
      Until you unplug your phone and plug it back into the computer. Then it wants to backup again.
      The problem isn't that it wants to backup, the problem is that backing up takes forever for not even a few megs of updated settings.