8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 8, 2012 5:48 AM by TyasHuybrechts
wmcbrew Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

How do I upgrade from 10.5.8 on my iMac to install iTunes 7 ? Can't hook up my iPhone 5 to iTunes without iTunes 7 and iTunes 7 can't be installed on 1.05.8.


iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • 1. Re: upgrade from 10.5.8
    Niel Level 10 Level 10 (242,135 points)

    If you have a PowerPC Mac, you can't.

    If you have an Intel Mac, phone the online Apple Store and order a Mac OS X 10.6 DVD.

     

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  • 2. Re: upgrade from 10.5.8
    John Galt Level 8 Level 8 (36,430 points)

    wmcbrew wrote:

     

    ... Can't hook up my iPhone 5 to iTunes without iTunes 7 and iTunes 7 can't be installed on 1.05.8.

     

    Right, but I think you mean iTunes 10.7.

     

    You need to upgrade to Snow Leopard:

     

    To upgrade from OS X 10.5.8, you must first buy Snow Leopard by calling the phone number in the Apple Online Store: 800-MY-APPLE (in the US). Snow Leopard costs $20, or $30 for a five user license. Do not obtain Snow Leopard from any source other than Apple.


    Make sure your system meets Snow Leopard's requirements:

    Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" System Requirements

    To install Snow Leopard for the first time, you must have a Mac with:

    • An Intel processor
    • An internal or external DVD drive, or DVD or CD Sharing
    • At least 1 GB of memory (RAM) (additional RAM is recommended)
    • A built-in display or a display connected to an Apple-supplied video card supported by your computer
    • At least 5 GB of disk space available, or 7 GB of disk space if you install the developer tools

     

    After you install Snow Leopard you can decide if you want to upgrade OS X to the latest version, Mountain Lion. Mountain Lion is available in the Mac App Store, which is available to you after upgrading to Snow Leopard.
  • 3. Re: upgrade from 10.5.8
    TyasHuybrechts Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    I have the same problem as wmcbrew, namely that my current 2008 macbook is running on OS X 10.5.8. I didn't bother to upgrade since everything was running perfectly and there were no major updates to be concerned about when Snow Leopard arrived. But, with the quick follow-up of Lion and Mountain Lion, I started feeling the need to upgrade, at least to Snow Leopard because lots of soft- and hardware don't run on Leopard anymore. For example my iOS iPhone doesn't work with the latest version for iTunes available for Leopard and tells me I need to upgrade.

     

    Whereupon I visited the apple store the other day. Do you know what they told me? Snow Leopard isn't for sale anymore. What? DO they expect everyone to upgrade immediately? Do they expect their machines to break down after four years? I love apple because they live long. But now everything changes so fast you can't keep up anymore.

     

    Anyway, in short at the apple store I was told to either stuck with my soon unuseable Leopard macbook or to either buy a new one if I wanted the update. Too much of a shame because ther is nothing wrong with my macbook just now.

     

    So, if anyone has an idea where I still can get the package please let me know.

     

    Regards,

    TH

  • 4. Re: upgrade from 10.5.8
    John Galt Level 8 Level 8 (36,430 points)

    TyasHuybrechts wrote:

     

    ... Whereupon I visited the apple store the other day. Do you know what they told me? Snow Leopard isn't for sale anymore. What? DO they expect everyone to upgrade immediately? Do they expect their machines ... (etc)

     

    Hi TH,

     

    I cut your rant short because it was clear you did not read the other responses to your question. Please read them.

     

    All but the very first MacBook can not only run Snow Leopard, but Lion.

     

    Your MacBook has years of life left in it.

  • 5. Re: upgrade from 10.5.8
    TyasHuybrechts Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    John,

     

    Thank you very much for your reply. I am sorry for my untoughtfulness that ended up in some sort of rant.

    Anyway, I am Happy to hear the yet suspected. My MacBook has lots of years of life left! and not only can it run Snow Leopard but also Lion!

     

    Yet, one question remains. What am I to do with that if there is no more Snow Leopard for sale?

     

    Let me rephrase my question. Where can I get a copy of Snow Leopard of it isn't for sale anymore at apple itself?

  • 6. Re: upgrade from 10.5.8
    John Galt Level 8 Level 8 (36,430 points)

    The only way to obtain Snow Leopard is by phoning Apple. The US number is 800-MY-APPLE.

     

    Apple Stores have purged themselves of optical media of all description. I believe an edict came down from Cupertino a year or so ago that any Apple retail store found to have a CD or DVD anywhere on its premises will be summarily boarded up permanently closed, to be replaced by yet another Pottery Barn. No one wants that.

     

    $20, shipping is free.

  • 7. Re: upgrade from 10.5.8
    TyasHuybrechts Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    John,

     

    That helps. Thanks a lot! First thing in the morning I'll make a phone call

    I'm happy to hear it's just policy and that they still have copies at the phone center.

     

    Sincerely!

     

    P.S. I wanted to give you a star but I guess only the thread creator can do such a thing? To bad, anyway, "This helped me."

  • 8. Re: upgrade from 10.5.8
    John Galt Level 8 Level 8 (36,430 points)

    Glad to help. Saved you about 99% of the cost of a new Mac, no?

     

     

  • 9. Re: upgrade from 10.5.8
    TyasHuybrechts Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    It sure did!

    I owe you