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Patrickmotox
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02/04/14 06:55 PM (6 years ago)

Android Does, iPhone Doesn't (show on Mac)

I just have to laugh. I have an older iPhone a friend gave me to use for development. My Mac Mini doesn't see it, I can't get it to see it, I plug my Samsung note into the usb port and wham, the Mac sees it, invites it to be a guest, makes room for it, mounts it, ready to go. The iPhone just sits there crying to be seen. Isn't that how it is with children? Their friends are treated like guests, and we ignore our own. ah ha ha ha ha...... Apple you are right on the money. Just like a parent. All controlling, codependent, overprotective, and you piss off the neighbors. Hee hee.
Anyone know how I can get this overbearing parent to acknowledge its child?
 
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02/04/14 07:53 PM (6 years ago)
How old is an older iPhone? I started out with a 3GS for development, and had no issues at all… The only 'restriction' is that it won't update to iOS 7.

I have a first gen iPod touch that, while I don't develop for iOS 3, can still be 'seen' by my mac.

I can't say on devices before that…

But also keep in mind an Apple device (other than some ipods) are not 'USB Storage devices, therefore won't appear on the desktop by default. Try opening iTunes and seeing if it shows up.

Cheers!

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Patrickmotox
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02/04/14 09:01 PM (6 years ago)
yea, been through all the help I could find on the interweeb. Doesn't show on the apple icon/about this mac/more info/system report/usb. Doesn't show as a device in Xcode. Or iTunes. Nada. Still looking.
 
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02/05/14 04:11 PM (6 years ago)
Can any other computer "see" this phone when it's connected? Could there be a problem in the phone or in the connector cable?
 

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