ITunes won't open automatically after connecting iPhone

Maybe I missed the discussion on this but I did search first.  I just bought an iPhone 4s and had already upgraded to iTunes 10.5.  iTunes will not open when the iPhone is initially plugged in.  I can manually open iTunes and it works fine.  'Open iTunes when this iPhone is connected.' is checked and the 'helper' process is running.  Any ideas?

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