HT1689: iTunes Store: Frequently Asked Questions for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touchLearn about iTunes Store: Frequently Asked Questions for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2013 11:19 PM (in response to Jmrd1)
Snow Leopard was released in mid-2010. Your computer is not upgradeable to an operating system that was replaced almost two years ago.
People who bought the original iPad, which came out in 2010 (roughly the same time Snow Leopard was released) cannot run iOS 6.
Technology advances faster and faster. You should not expect any computer, Apple or not, to last as many years as you're asking and remain relatively current.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2013 11:30 PM (in response to Jmrd1)
For Apple to keep all new iOS products backwards compatible with old OS X indefinitely, it would certainly limit the new features available.
Why should the rest if us have to suffer because you don't want to upgrade?
If you want to stick with an aged computer, you'll have to stick with age appropriate iOS versions and hardware
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2013 11:43 PM (in response to Jmrd1)
Upgrade or be left behind.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 9:19 AM (in response to Jmrd1)
It is not like i am using an iphone 1 first gen and expect that to work now. It is a jump from iP4 to 5 not 1-5, it is a rip off and i think many people would agree with me more than not. Backwards compatibility is possible, seen it with my own eyes it is the reason i am still on this issue, Why would they keep iP5 compatible with some things on an older machine but not the most important teasing you and pushing you to purchase another! Yes tech advances faster now than ever but why is it still recognized by an app or two but not itunes. Iphoto is part of the '08 ilife suit ancient in some peoples eyes but that still works with ip5 BUT not itunes how can such an advanced computer co miss that part in convincing people they need to upgrade. Being an exclusive apple user from the beginning to me there is something wrong here and asking apple to comment or solve this issue...
P.s returning ip5 today its not worth it
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 1:49 PM (in response to Jmrd1)
So just called apple for the second time about this issue. First time the tech i got on the phone i think was clue less about the problem. She recommended i buy a cd to upgrade my system and that would fix the problem and my os would be functional with iP5 , iTunes etc...
So i gave her my computer serial and required info so she could look up my system and make sure it would work. I was sold a cd convinced it would work after all apple care techs should know what they are doing right!?
Got the cd in the mail pop it in and nothing, error window saying need intel processor to install this cd contents ***! Yea thats what said today after the second call to apple. I did get another hint of hope from the tech i got on the phone today tho. He really seemed to know his stuff.., so now i fond out apple can replace your processor on certain model computers FOR FREE just pay the parts and you are ready togo with snow leopard and " anything apple throws at your computer" . Going to try this also and will post results soon for all you that may have some hope left...
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 1:54 PM (in response to Jmrd1)
Sorry, but I don't know who you talked to in Apple but there are no parts they can send you that will updgrade our PowerPC computer to an Intel computer.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 2:17 PM (in response to Jmrd1)
Before you do anything make sure you do your homework. You sound very ticked off and information that you have received seems to be unlikely. You really do not want to make any desision when you are frustrated. I do not know if I understood you correctly, but if you do have old type powerpc - NO Intel processor is going to work with that. No Intel - no snow leopard. I d rather see you return your phone ( I don't care much anyway), then see you spending hundreds of dollars on the dream project that bound to fail. Please understand the nature of tech support, first point apple tech support is based on one criteria only - customer satisfaction. Which means that adviser that gave you good news (even if he is wrong) will make you happy. Please understand another thing. Every attempt to bypass any update or upgrade was more expensive for me in the long run.