I’m not sure whether I had this problem before. Ever since importing a few photos yesterday I can no longer sync my iPad with iTunes. The last step is Waiting for changes to be applied and it takes forever.
I’m thinking that maybe I need to “Restore” the iPad. This will take many hours—and I have already wasted a few hours trying to find a solution without restoring from backup. Let this serve as a note to my future self that it didn’t work. Just restore the stupid thing.
Even if this means waiting for 16.4G of photos and 32.3GB of apps (mostly PDFs for !GoodReader).