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Yup. The "normal" mount contains nothing that normal users should access.
Accessing the photos will leave ghosts on the device, and there have been no
ways to update the music database in Linux for a few iOS releases.
I very much doubt that anyone would release any code to touch an idevice music database
due to fear of
legal action from the manufacturer. It may exist already.
The ability to sync contacts, calendars and events, meeting info, notes, pictures etc (
anything that would be considered the personal data entered by the idevice owner is
another matter entirely. Anything that the law provides in most countries such as the IP
to that person or the copyright of documents or photos etc, and yes it can be a very grey
area between the laws in different countries. This is just the other side of the coin but
this time from the owners perspective and legal rights.
You can still access the device by editing the URL in the "Documents on..."
location. Just remove the ":3" at the end.
Thanks for this info,
If you have use cases that aren't the 2 mentioned above, or using your iDevice
as a thumb drive, please file bugs against gvfs in the upstream GNOME Bugzilla.
While I agree for the normal non developer user, the removal, to be able to access what
you could originally access, on the idevice before the code change, may be of little
It is frustrating if you are developing applications and need access to these areas for
debugging, checking directory, files and structure etc of the idevice.
It is even more frustrating when the Fedora workstation is being targetted as a
developer's platform, and it also affects any downstream distribution developers in
the same way.
While nautilus still exposes the pictures on an idevice through gphoto2 system does not
seem to have changed.
As far as I am aware it is possible to copy pictures from the idevice but transfers of
pictures to the idevice will succeed, but will not be shown on the idevice by native apps
without further hacking.
The other mount exposes the so called document folder of some user installed apps on the
idevice and may be useful for someone developing but is off limited use to a normal non
developer user, unless the normal non developer wants to use the phone as a usb drive to
transport files without carrying an extra usb drive.
The removal of the nautilus properties page on an connected idevice does have an effect
that a nautilus-ideviceinfo extension that has been in gnome git for many years cannot be
easily exposed and used and a gnome bugzilla entry has been active from last year without
even a comment to date.
I hope this can be resolved in the short term as it provides all users of idevices with
info that is expected today and further benefits
the foss community and the goals of Fedora, Gnome and downstream distributions etc.