iPhone registration with iTune: Pro & Cons

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Mike, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. Mike

    Mike Guest


    I tried looking on the web but couldn't find anything regarding whether I
    should or not register my iPhone w/ iTune. Can someone tell me what to pros
    & cons are?

    In addition, how much privacy is there when transferred music & etc to
    iPhone using iTune (that's the only s/w a typical user has to do that).

    TIA, Mike
    Mike, Mar 15, 2009
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  2. Previously on misc.phone.mobile.iphone, Mike said:
    The biggest con is that if you don't, you can't use it.
    That is strictly a local.

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    Jeffrey Kaplan, Mar 16, 2009
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  3. Mike

    Mike Guest

    I can actually use iPhone w/o registering. Guess that's because my cell
    phone provider registered the phone. Now iTunes is asking me if I want to
    register. I been told if I register, the phone is locked from other trying
    to use it if it were lost.

    Are you saying that when transfer music from PC to iPhone, no data is sent
    to Apple? I though data is sent to get album info (such as cover, ...).
    Mike, Mar 16, 2009
  4. Mike

    Adrian C Guest

    It is, and same when using Genius.

    However, this is only when you kick off a scan to match remote artwork
    with the files on your computer, and for Genius - only when you allow
    the service to run. There are descriptive warnings that pop up
    mentioning about the privacy issue - can't remember 100% if that popped
    up for album art, but it certainly did for Genius.
    Adrian C, Mar 16, 2009
  5. Previously on misc.phone.mobile.iphone, Mike said:
    They still doing that? Mine was registered at the store, I got my
    iPhone 3G shortly after it was released. But weeks later, they were
    telling customers to plug it into iTunes at home to activate the phone.
    I don't know about that, but I believe that if you don't register your
    iPhone with your iTunes you cannot transfer purchased content to it due
    to DRM.
    The retrieval of album art is an option you can turn on or off in
    iTunes. If it's on, iTunes will attempt to retrieve album art when you
    import the tracks to iTunes, not when you sync the media to the iPhone.
    If you do not want it to retrieve album art at all, turn that off in
    the iTunes settings.

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    Jeffrey Kaplan, Mar 16, 2009
  6. Mike

    Larry Guest

    What's that??
    Larry, Mar 16, 2009
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