Chapter . Sync an Apple Device with iTunes

Ever since iTunes 2.0 came out, Apple’s music player has offered at least one syncing capability, albeit a narrowly specialized one: the capability to sync music playlists to an iPod. As both the iPod and iTunes matured, iTunes’ syncing capabilities became more powerful and varied, while still maintaining the original narrow iPod focus. By the time the video iPod was released, iTunes could sync music, podcasts, photo albums, videos, iCal calendars, and Address Book contact lists.

Recently, Apple has added two other types of devices to the iTunes syncing stable—the Apple TV and the iPhone—and has provided syncing capabilities tailored for these devices. For example, when an iPhone is connected, iTunes adds ...

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