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iOS 6 & Mac OS X 10.4.11

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Jan 9, 2013 4:36 PM

I'm running an iMac with OS 10.4.11 (because of $$ to upgrade my pre-press software) and I'm thinking of getting a new iPhone that will come with iOS 6. Will I still be able to sync and/or update all my music, data, apps etc. and not "kill" iOS 6?

iPhone 4S, iOS 6.0.1, Mac's OS is 10.4.11
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (234,725 points)
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    Jan 9, 2013 4:39 PM (in response to BellyDance)

    Syncing a device running iOS 6 requires Mac OS X 10.5.8 unless the device's system requirements state that it requires Mac OS X 10.6.8.

     

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  • alyk Calculating status...
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    Jan 11, 2013 2:10 PM (in response to BellyDance)

    I'm in the process of figuring this out. I can say for sure that Powerbook G4 w/10.4.11 and stock itunes 8.3 will not see the iphone 5. My next question is whether an upgrade to 10.5 will solve this problem. Will report back if i figure it out before my new computer arrives.

  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (234,725 points)
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    Jan 11, 2013 2:13 PM (in response to alyk)

    It will not. An iPhone 5 requires Mac OS X 10.6.8 or newer to sync, which a PowerBook G4 can't be upgraded to. Earlier devices updated to iOS 6 can be synced to 10.5.8 but not 10.4.11.

     

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  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (89,225 points)
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    Jan 11, 2013 2:15 PM (in response to alyk)

    "

    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)

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    http://www.apple.com/iphone/specs.html

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