Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2012 6:14 PM (in response to betweenrides)
You will need to upgrade OS X. You can not install the 10.6.8 update on 10.5.8. You need to purchase 10.6 or 10.7 (if your system can handle it).
Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2012 6:21 PM (in response to KiltedTim)
Thanks, Tim for your reply. So I just spent $600 on 3 new iPhone 5's and I can't use iTunes without spending more money? I don't remember seeing that in the fine print.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2012 6:29 PM (in response to betweenrides)
There's no fine print to it. In fact, the print is just as big as everything else on the page...
Look here: http://www.apple.com/iphone/specs.html
Under System Requirements:
- Apple ID (required for some features)
- Internet access5
- Syncing with iTunes on a Mac or PC requires:
- Mac: OS X v10.6.8 or later
- PC: Windows 7; Windows Vista; or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later
- iTunes 10.7 or later (free download from www.itunes.com/download)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2012 4:29 AM (in response to KiltedTim)
You're a big meanie, Apple. this is the last apple product i ever buy. I promise
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Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2012 12:45 PM (in response to betweenrides)
call apple customer service they will send u what u need and it's a lot cheaper than buying in ebay or amazon. i just paid $21 for OS X 10.6.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2012 1:18 PM (in response to betweenrides)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2012 1:20 PM (in response to betweenrides)
You can try contacting Apple to see if they can get you a copy of 10.6, but its unrealistic to expect all the features to work on a five year old operating system without updating it...26 October 2007 was the released date for 10.5.
You can use iCloud, and log in through Safari to do all your contacts, calendar etc.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 15, 2012 1:25 AM (in response to betweenrides)
Here's the kicker: when you buy the upgrade and it won't install properly for god knows what reason, you will call Apple Support. And when Apple finds out you don't subscribe to their services ($80 for one month or $300 for 3 years) they will refuse to give you simple information that will help you upgrade the Apple products you have already purchased unless you decide to shell out more money then you already have! It's definately a giant F you to loyal customers.
I'm trying to figure out a solution without their help but it's taking some time. Thanks Apple! You're the best! Always there to take my cash when I need you to the most.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2012 2:41 PM (in response to betweenrides)
I Just spent $200 for the phone, $30 for the adaptor (so I could still use the old accessories). I come home and cannot sync my songs and photos on iTunes cause I have old Mac book which cannot be updated to newer OS. How much greedier can you be? I stood in line for hours and days, now I look like an idiot. I'm returning the phone and adaptor and will never spend a penny on your products anymore.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2012 2:45 PM (in response to WingmanAZ)
I agree that is ***** that you have to upgrade to Snow Leopard, but Apple was given it away for free for a few months before the iPhone 5 was released, and if you call them, I have heard people getting the OS for free. I am still not very clear on why iTunes 10.7 requires SL or higher, but apparently its something in the code.
Does you computer not support Snow Leopard?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2012 3:19 PM (in response to whitewater2)
I'm running 10.5.8. I checked if I can install newer version and it says no.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2012 3:20 PM (in response to WingmanAZ)
what mac do you have ?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2012 3:22 PM (in response to whitewater2)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2012 3:46 PM (in response to WingmanAZ)
Really you cant install Snow Leopard ? I just did it yesterday for a friend with a 2008 Macbook.