Lightroom: Import photos / Synchronise folder bugs 3.5 RC

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I have a directory which the OS reports as containing 353 files (all JPG) LR reports 290. Synchronise folders dialog counts 71 in the import new photos dialog box.

Clicking SYNCHRONISE brings up the import screen. With the "Don't import suspected duplicates" ticked, the lower left corner of the screen tells me; 68 photos selected, ignoring 8 suspected duplicates (there are no duplicates!) 277 previously imported files. None of those numbers seem to line up...

Clicking import puts 5 images on screen as being imported and when control is returned 3mins 45 seconds later, LR notes the directory containing 295 images. (still not the expected 353)

I then remove the folder from LR and add the same folder from the File menu using IMPORT PHOTOS. Now I'm shown (bottom left corner again, 345 files. (check all, don't import suspected duplicates.) 2mins 30sec later and LR reports 345 files. Syncronise folder counts 8 files but the import screen is now blank. This doesn't happen every time but on 9 folders that I counted, it happened 5 times.

On another folder, where LR reports only 1 file (OS correctly shows 64 files) 63 files are incorrectly identified as being duplicates!
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I don't know if it is exactly the same problem, but when importing pics from iphone, LR 3.41 INCORRECLY detect roughly 50% of my iphone pictures as New Photos , instead of duplicates.

Same folder, same filename, no edition of the files on iphone.

When importing them, LR rename them at IMGXX-2 , so not overwiting them.

VERY annoying bugs .. cannot use LR to manage my iphone pics.