PARTIALLY SOLVED Mini wont sync apps on mac or pc
So i been loving my mini over my ipad 2 and original ipad but i have a serious issue.
on my MBA and Mac Mini and my Win7 PC the Mini will not sync apps... ever......
nothing i do will make it work.
I am running iOS 6.0.1
Wifi sync works but apps dont sync
usb sync works but apps dont sync
restrictions on the Mini are disabled.
i have done a hard reset (pwr + home)
i have powered on and off
my ipad 2 and ipad mini are both setup on my MBA - ipad 2 apps sync just fine.
download new apps is disabled in itunes as is update apps automatically. (this is to prevent itunes from grabbing apps so that the mini doesnt have to sync.)
outside of doing a complete restore nothing has worked and all itunes does is say
"Determining apps to sync" and then it ends.
i dont want to restore simply because if there is one thing i hate about apple's restore process is that app saves are NOT downloaded and restored.
so all my game progress is lost as is any ingame purchases (if the app doesnt have the restore purchases option)
i know i sync'd to my MBA atleast once after i purhased it. probably within the first day.
but now... nothing... it wont sync.
also i just found out that itunes says there are 61 app updates available. and when i click the notification, all 61 apps are pretty much everything that is installed on my Ipad Mini.
whats odd is that those apps, as far as i could see, have already downloaded via itunes prior to me disabling automatic app download (in itunes)
why wont my Mini push the apps i have downloaded to my MBA, Mac Mini or PC itunes library.