Is there a way to clone an iPhone to a new device?
I do support for a mid-size company and our employees use iPhones. These are work devices, but they're also allowed to use them for personal purposes (their own music, photos, apps, etc). Whenever an employee is upgraded to a new device we have to go through the process of having them backup/sync the device at home, then issue the new device, then have them restore. It's a long process with a lot of down time.
What I would like to do is to plug in their old phone, capture all of that data, then plug in the new phone and restore it. This cannot be done through iTunes for several reasons. Firstly, backing up purchased apps, music, movies, etc. requires authorizing the machine doing the backup. This is not practical, since we can't really authorize someone's personal account on a work machine, nor can we authorize a machine for the accounts of every single employee. Secondly, even if you authorize the machine, photos and music will not be synched (since the originals do not reside on the machine performing the restore).
So, is there a way to clone one device to another, that will just copy over ALL data without going through the convoluted iTunes backup/restore process? I've looked high and low and found nothing.