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HT1689 What do you do if your computer is not upgradeable to snow leopard using Iphone 5

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What do you do if your computer is not upgradeable to snow leopard using Iphone 5,

just purchased my new iphone 5 64gb- but does me no good if I cant back up pictures or add my music frm my computer even using icloud. How can I do the things I was able to do with the Iphone 4 now that the 5 will not be recognized at all by my Mac without shelling out thousands of dollar to buy an intel runnung computer just because the Apple software department cannot plug in backwards compatibility to new products such as the iP 5! My computer runs perfectly what am I going to do with two computers if I were to buya new one.

any one having the same stupid issue here or am I the only one frustrated with apple making new products and making people have to purchase, upgrade, pay for icloud storage when their home computers are completely capable of doing that which is the reason they bought them in the first place.

iPhone 5, iOS 6.1, Now running a G5 Dual Ghz Power PC
  • sberman Level 7 Level 7 (23,690 points)

    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.

  • modular747 Level 6 Level 6 (15,680 points)

    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

  • Johnathan Burger Level 6 Level 6 (14,440 points)


    Upgrade or be left behind.

  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (44,840 points)

    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.

  • fromsouth Level 4 Level 4 (3,170 points)

    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.


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