Strings in iTunes 7.3 that make us go hmmmm

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Erica Sadun
June 29, 2007 5:30 PM
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Strings in iTunes 7.3 that make us go hmmmm

This morning, I had the opportunity to download and install iTunes 7.3. Of course, one of the first things I did was to head to the package contents to see what had changed between this version and the last. Here is a collection of about a half-dozen updated strings that leapt out at me regarding the new iPhone features. I've only gone through the files in a very cursory fashion, but I thought I'd share this collection of strings that made me go 'hmmmm.'

"4320.071" = "Enabling the iPhone for disk use requires manually ejecting the iPhone before each disconnect, even when automatically syncing music."

If the iPhone has disk use then maybe we'll be able to access the OS X data directly. I'm guessing, however, that they've set it up like Apple TV with the OS in a hidden part of the disk and the data itself on another, visible section. It would be lovely if secure shell access involved nothing more than enabling disk access and editing a few OS X files.

More as we continue...

"4320.079" = "The iPhone "^1" contains new voice memos. Would you like to move these voice memos to your iTunes library?";

The last I heard (from David Pogue's NY iPhone Question List), the iPhone would not support voice memos.

"4320.225" = "The iPhone "^1" is connected to a low-speed USB 1.1 port. For better performance, you should connect it to a high-speed USB 2.0 port, if one is available on your computer.";

Those of you wondering whether you could use your iPhone with USB 1.1 (the official specs say that USB 2.0 is required) might be interested in this iPhone string from iTunes 7.3. It looks like you might be able to sacrifice performance but still use your older setup.

"4320.300" = "iTunes has detected a Macintosh-formatted iPhone. You must restore this iPhone before you can use it on Windows.";

Looks like the age-old "Formatted for Mac"/"Formatted for Windows" dichotomy hasn't been resolved with the iPhone.

"4320.351" = "Read iPhone safety guide before use.\rSee";

This page hasn't gone live yet.

"4361.015" = "contacts, calendars, bookmarks and mail accounts";

Things you can sync between your computer and your iPhone.

/* ===== Yahoo! Strings ===== */
"4362.001" = "Yahoo! Address Book";
"4362.002" = "Enter your Yahoo! ID and password:";

Lots of Yahoo! syncing strings are in the iTunes 7.3 update

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