---- iTunes 10.1, OS X 10.6.5 and iOS 4.2 Available This Week
ByronM - 5:34 pm on Nov 10, 2010 (gmt 0)
AppleMobileDeviceService.exe is the only "helper" software that iTunes installs and it is easily shut off and disabled forever. In 9 years I've never once seen the Apple helper software re-launch itself after I stopped the process.
I think most people are annoyed that for any update apple update selects everything automagically (even if its not installed..) so its easy to get stuck with a bunch of stuff people didn't want requiring more updates as they get updated :)
I'm intrigued if this will help speed up the 3gs or if that was just a silly rumor to stop android/wp7 momentum