HT4972: iOS 4: Updating your device to iOS 5 or laterLearn about iOS 4: Updating your device to iOS 5 or later
Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2012 12:24 PM (in response to jang_500)
You will need to update the computer with the media and other content that you have. Check this document prepared by another user about what happens when you no longer have the computer you normally sync with https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3141
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 5:23 AM (in response to ChrisJ4203)
Thanks for the link. It worked and I can now sync all my devices to the mac. I wish Apple would get their heads out of the sand and make this easier for everyone. When my pc died I got a mac thinking that all my Apple devices would sync to their computer seamlessly. But not so Apple! Third party vendors can do for their software what they can't.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 8:19 AM (in response to jang_500)
Actually, syncing is quite an easy task. It is the users responsibility to maintain a backup of media, since the sync of media is a one way trip. This has all stemmed from the issue of sharing copyrighted music. If you maintain a backup of your computer for other important files, just add the iTunes folder to that mix and you will still have your media.