Negative bro... right when you hit sync it begins the backup process just like the previous version of iTunes. Maybe that will come with iPhone update 2.1?Thank Rob. PLEASE tell me that in 8.0 you have options on what exactly you back up.
Just checked preferences and the syncing tab is no longer an option. However, in Devices there's an option to "Disable automatic syncing for iPhones and iPods". I don't remember if that was there in the previous version or not. I've been fortunate enough to not have the backup headaches so I could have overlooked that in the past.Damn, did you check in the preferences under sync? The damn Apple support techs, I have talked to them so much I added them to my Christmas card list LOL, said that with the new release of iTunes you would have the option whether or not you wanted to back up calendars, contacts, apps, etc. Maybe it will be something with the new iPhone update but it makes more sense that it is an iTunes issue.
That's how I got it. I'm not a fan of attempting to update through the program itself especially on a big rollout day. Yes, I agree nice interface in 8.0!If you are hitting update tab in iTunes, and get iTunes 7.7.1 is the current version. Go directly to Apple's site to download 8.0. I love the new interface, WOW! Mark