4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 23, 2011 1:22 AM by TeenTitan
SOULSAUCE Level 1 (0 points)

I have a nifty macbook os x 10.4.11. I am currently using itunes 9 and need to upgrade so i can plug in my ultra fly iphone g4...

is there a way to upgrade without spending money??? basically how can i get my iphone to sync w/ itunes 9?

Please advise. thx!

Mac book, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Lyssa Level 6 (17,825 points)
    Hi SOULSAUCE & welcome to the forums.

    Your iPhone is probably running the 4.2.1 firmware. This version of the iPhone software requires iTunes 10, and iTunes 10 requires at least OS X 10.5.

    Since you have a MacBook, you can upgrade straight to Snow Leopard for about $29, provided you have enough RAM & enough free space on your hard drive (at least 15GB). The bare minimum of RAM is 1GB--I recommend 2 GB or more if your computer supports more than 2GB.

  • TeenTitan Level 4 (2,410 points)
    Hi Soulsauce,

    Here are the iPhone 4 Specifications:
    "Mac system requirements
    Mac computer with USB 2.0 port
    Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later
    iTunes 10.1 or later (free download from www.itunes.com/download)
    iTunes Store account
    Internet access"

    Witch means you do need to purchase 10.5 or 10.6 to sync your iPhone 4 to your computer. Assuming your computer can run 10.5+ Here are the System Requirements for 10.5:
    "Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard requires:
    A Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5, or Power PC G4 (867 MHz or faster) processor
    512 MB memory or more
    A DVD drive for installation
    9 GB of available disk space or more
    Some features require a compatible Internet service provider, fees may apply.
    Some features require Apple's MobileMe service; fees apply."

    If you have an intel machine you may want to check out the Mac Box Set. For 129 Dollars you get almost 300 dollars worth of software! Including the new iLife witch works great with the iPhone. iPhoto can use the geo tagging info of your iPhone picture. iMovie 11 can edit your iPhoto's videos. Just remember to check the system requirements.


  • SOULSAUCE Level 1 (0 points)
    wowzers... thank you for the detailed response...

    im not very computer savy and im not working so i guess i have to hold off on all these upgrades. *****. i was hoping i could throw some jams into my phone....

    again thank you!!!!
  • TeenTitan Level 4 (2,410 points)
    Well you can download music from itunes directly onto your iphone. The downside being itunes expects you to sync the phone to your computer to backup your music purchases.

    Alternatively you could try pandora; it's a free app for the phone. Last.fm lets you use your phone as a radio. Slacker is free streaming music. then there is also FlyCast Mobile Radio. MOG is another free streaming music app.

    I've also seen 10.5 online cheep, like for 50 dollars using google's froogle feature.