iTunes manages apps and data syncing to iPod and iOS devices. libimobiledevice provides sync functionality for these devices in Ubuntu without relying on iTunes.

iTunes is a proprietary digital media player application, used for playing and organizing digital music and video files. The application is also an interface to manage the contents on Apple's iPod and iPhone lines, as well as the iPad.

  • An up to date version of iTunes is required to work properly with your device. Older versions of iTunes may be incompatible with newer devices.
  • iTunes is not required and may not work at all on Ubuntu, have a look at the article about PortableDevices/iPhone in the Ubuntu Wiki.
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