When I set up my iPad, I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly it synced with iTunes, even though I had already purchased quite a few apps. For the next few days, synching was fast and easy, taking only a few minutes each time.
Then, suddenly and for no apparent reason, syncing started taking forever. By that I mean forever. Hours.
This is where my iPad now lives. After this message appears for 30 minutes or so, it will very slowly begin the backup process, after which things will move along at the pace of frozen molasses.
It takes hours for the backup process to be completed,
once it finally starts.
Why? Why, I say! I can think of no reason why it suddenly takes hours to sync my iPad.