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HT2404 iphone 5 wont update on 10.5.8 osx

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bel_21 Calculating status...
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Oct 1, 2012 3:07 AM

i just got an iphone 5 and my phone wont update from my old iphone on itunes as its saying i need 10.7 but my osx is 10.5.8 what can i or should i do ? and my itunes is 10.6.3

iPhone 5, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Alberto Ravasio Level 4 Level 4 (3,160 points)
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    Oct 1, 2012 4:24 AM (in response to bel_21)

    The latest iTunes version that works on Leopard is the one you have. Unfortunately if you want to manage the iPhone 5 you have to upgrade at least to Snow Leopard.

    In order to do that the Mac must have an Intel processor, because from Snow Leopard onward Apple dropped the support to PowerPC processor.

    If your computer is eligible for the upgrade you must call Apple and ask the for a copy of Snow Leopard.

  • 59Ballons Calculating status...
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    Oct 5, 2012 8:02 PM (in response to bel_21)

    Please don't listen to all of the boring people telling you that "unfortunatley, you need to buy a new upgrade to your old, tired computer, for an extra 100 dollars". No! If the only thing you are worried about is syncing your music to the new iPhone 5, what you need to get is something called "iTunes Match". iTunes Match uploads EVERYTHING in itunes (even CD imports, and "other sources" (aka illegal music. But apple doesn't care)) to iCloud. However, it is $24.99. But hey, it can be purchased directly from your itunes app on your computer. Then you can upload all your songs (up to 25,000) to iCloud. Once thats done, you can sync and download the music from the cloud to your iPod by going into settings, iCloud. BTW you buy it for a "yearly" subscription. That doesn't mean that if you dont re-buy, all your music wil;l be deleted. No. What it means is that you cant upload any more songs to the cloud. All songs previously downloaded will be saved on your ipod, forever . They can even be downloaded to up to 10 other devices! thats enough for your iPad, your moms laptop, your apple TV, and your other devices! Obviously I can't tell you everything here, so check out the official page:


    Take Care!


  • Djunderw Calculating status...
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    Oct 8, 2012 10:42 AM (in response to 59Ballons)

    You don't have an App Store with OSx 10.5.8 lmao

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,385 points)
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    Oct 8, 2012 10:54 AM (in response to 59Ballons)

    An upgrade to Snow Leopard is $20, not $100.


    iTunes Match cannot be used with Leopard:


    Who can use iTunes Match?
    Anyone with an Apple ID in the U.S and select other countries can use iTunes Match. You also need iTunes 10.5.1 or later on your Mac or PC and iOS 5.0.1 or later on your iPhone 3GS or later, iPod touch (3rd and 4th generation), or iPad.
    Please endeavour to get your facts right before posting advice.


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