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Mac too old for iPhone?

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Oct 13, 2010 2:04 PM
I got an iPhone (G3 S) today and when I tried to connect it, I was told I needed a newer version of iTunes. However, my computer won't let me download a newer version. I'm running OS X 10.4.11
So I now have an IPhone I can't use. Is there anything I can do?
iBookG3, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (89,290 points)
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    Oct 13, 2010 2:14 PM (in response to Lula13)
    You need a newer OS. 10.5.8 should work. I believe it is about 30 euro to upgrade. Apparently this is not the case ( thanks to Niel for the correction). It is possible that your computer may indeed be too old.

    From the box the new iphone comes in and Apples website:

    "Mac system requirements
    Mac computer with USB 2.0 port
    Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later
    iTunes 9.2 or later (free download from www.itunes.com/download)
    iTunes Store account
    Internet access"

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

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    powerbook g4, iMac 20, Mac OS X (10.6.1), airport express, iphone 3gs, iphone 4, ipod, ipod touch
  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,530 points)
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    Oct 13, 2010 2:08 PM (in response to Lula13)
    Mac system requirements

    * Mac computer with USB 2.0 port
    * Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later
    * iTunes 9.2 or later (free download from www.itunes.com/download)
    * iTunes Store account
    * Internet access

    The requirements are printed on the box.
    MacBook Pro
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (235,040 points)
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    Oct 13, 2010 2:11 PM (in response to Lula13)
    Click here and here for information. If you don't have a copy of iTunes 9 available or it doesn't work, no; your computer's already running the newest OS it can.

    roaminggnome: No G3 can run any version of Mac OS X 10.5.

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    iMac Late 2007 Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (89,290 points)
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    Oct 13, 2010 2:13 PM (in response to Niel)
    Thank you Niel.

    I stand corrected.
    powerbook g4, iMac 20, Mac OS X (10.6.1), airport express, iphone 3gs, iphone 4, ipod, ipod touch
  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,530 points)
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    Oct 13, 2010 2:20 PM (in response to Lula13)
    If you follow Neil's link to install iTunes 9 on your system, you can try & see if you can get things working with your present computer. No guarantees it will work. If it doesn't, then yes you will have to purchase a new computer. The key here is getting itunes 9.2 on your system & working properly.
    MacBook Pro

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