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Transfer iPhone Files Without iTunes (No Jailbreak)

Transferring files to and from an iOS device to the computer is simple with the right tools. iTunes has limitations on what files can be accessed and transferred, but these limitations can now be overcome with DiskAid 5 software for Mac OS X and Windows. The free version of DiskAid provides access to the iOS file system, photos and makes it possible to use the iPhone as external USB storage.

DiskAid 5 for iPhone files

No jailbreak is required to use this functionality on your device, although for root access to the iOS file system you will need to be jailbroken. The full version of DiskAid can be purchased for $24.90, which includes a license for three computers. Registering the paid version will open up additional features including the ability to transfer music, videos, messages, contacts and other data.

Apple Could Launch 8GB iPhone 3GS

Rumors of an 8GB iPhone 3GS were shot down this summer after Canadian carrier Rogers accidentally made the nonexistent handset available on their website. Now an iPhone user in Germany claims to have received this packaging label on his refurbished 8GB iPhone 3G.

iphone 3GS 8GB

This may be evidence that Apple plans to ditch the 8GB 3G model for an 8GB capacity 3GS. The move would make sense as a new iPhone 4.0 model is expected in summer of 2010.

Apple Doubles Capacity of iPhone and iPod Touch

If you tunnel deep into the pit of your memory, you can probably remember the 4GB version of the Apple iPhone. Back in the day (7 months ago), there were two versions of the Apple iPhone, the 4GB version and a double capacity iPhone of 8GB. After a few months, however, Apple discontinued the 4GB iPhone leaving only the 8GB model. Well, the big brother is now the little brother, and we're back to two models. Apple announced today that new models of the iPhone and the iPod Touch are available, both with double the capacity of their younger siblings.

iphone double capacity

The new models, the 16GB iPhone and the 32GB iPod Touch, are already available for purchase via Apple's

How do I reclaim iPhone storage space taken up by 'Other'?

We've been getting numerous reports of users, who have attempted to sync their iPhones after the latest iTunes updates (7.4.x), finding that iTunes shows space on their iPhone occupied by something specified only as 'Other'. Often, this space may be only small amounts (a few megabytes), but we have received reports of 'Other' taking up as much as 4 gigabytes.

Unfortunately, scouring available information sources and speaking with Apple hasn't led to any type of easy resolution.

Can I store files on my iPhone like I can on my iPod?

For some reason, the iPod feature which allows you to drag and drop files to and from your iPod is not available on the iPhone. We're not sure why Apple chose to disable this or if they plan to keep it permanently unavailable.

In the meantime, there are a variety of ways to accomplish similar results. The more complicated way is to learn some basic iPhone hacking. Doing a simple search on Google for tips on how to access the iPhone filesystem will yield a bevy of results you'll likely not know what to do with.

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