2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 2, 2012 4:29 PM by frederic1943
pinkzebra1428 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I updated my iPhone 4ios to the latest software and now I need the latest itunes software to sync with my phone. However, to download the new itunes version I need the latest computer software so I go to the apple menu and click software update but each time I do it says there is no new software to update, and I know there is. I don't know what to do.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • 1. Re: My software won't update
    S. H. Mahmoudi Mehrizi Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Hi! try to download iTunes from http://www.apple.com/itunes.

  • 2. Re: My software won't update
    frederic1943 Level 6 Level 6 (9,980 points)

    You have to understand the difference between an Update and an Upgrade.
    An Update is a free change to add to the base code or as a bug fix within an existing Operating System. Such as the .8 added to 10.5.
    An Upgrade is a complete new Operating System that must be purchased. Such as 10.5 Leopard to 10.6 Snow Leopard.
    10.5 Leopard was based on Power PC code and was written to be able to run on both Power PC and Intel processors.
    10.6 Snow Leopard has completely rewritten code and only runs on Intel Macs.
    10.7 Lion used some 32 bit which allows it to run on Late 2006 through Early 2008 MacBooks and a lot of 64 bit code.
    10.8 Mountain Lion is pure 64 bit, which excludes more systems than Lion did. It can only run on the Late 2008 through Mid 2010 MacBooks. It's not something you can add memory to, for example, as it involves the base architecture.

    You have to upgrade to 10.6.8 to be able to download iTunes 10.7. The 10.6 Snow Leopard DVD is back in the Apple online store. You can now get it for $19.99 without having to phone the store. http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC573/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard