11 Replies Latest reply: Jun 29, 2011 2:34 PM by trails247 Branched to a new discussion.
Rowdydragons Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I just want to know if we will/are able to use the itunes default app to be able to update pur phones with out a computer?


iPhone 4, iOS 4.3.1
  • dotter Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    i think you can't update your iphone without a computer..

  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,860 points)

    You can't update your iPhone without a computer. Having a computer is a basic requirement to using an iPhone.

  • Rowdydragons Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok so i do hope that apple and everyone else has followed the outage on sony. The S.O.B who did tgat to them hacked my computer. So i have nothing. My life revolves around high tech machinery. Is it possible to update the iphone 5 with tge ability to update its softwqre without having a computer. Because i just dont have the time or money to get a computer and 400+ million songs i had

  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (92,355 points)

    " Is it possible to update the iphone 5 with tge ability to update its softwqre without having a computer."

     

    There is no iphone 5 and as has been explained twice, you CANNOT upgrade without a computer.

     

    Was your backup copy of your computer hacked as well?

     

    If no, then use your backup copy to put everything on you new computer or back on your old computer.

  • ZEO1128 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    No you cannot update without a computer; and since your computer was hacked I suggest you use another computer to update it. Though if you do not want to lose your purchases: music, videos, apps,etc...you can transfer them from your iPhone to the other computer before you sync it with iTunes. This will NOT work with non-purchases from iTunes, Appstore, or iBooks.

  • EBSkater Level 2 Level 2 (490 points)

    Julian Wright wrote:

     

    Having a computer is a basic requirement to using an iPhone.

    No, just for syncing, and backing up. I know people (sadly) who have never attached their iPhone to their computer. Not a great thing, but not unusuable, as you state.

  • Rowdydragons Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Welll. The iphone 5 is coming out either this year or next. When they came out with 3g. They had already made 3gs. And wheb they brouht out 3gs they had already made the iphone 4. So they must have the iphone 5. And im pretty sure they would be smart enough to add the function on it.

     

    I cant use another computer because i dont have one. And o dont have $600 laying around. Sorry

  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (92,355 points)

    EBSkater wrote:

     

    Julian Wright wrote:

     

    Having a computer is a basic requirement to using an iPhone.

    No, just for syncing, and backing up. I know people (sadly) who have never attached their iPhone to their computer. Not a great thing, but not unusuable, as you state.

    Not un-useable, but absolutely a basic requirement.  From the tech specs:

     

    "

    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 fromwww.itunes.com/download)
    • iTunes Store account
    • Internet access

    Windows system requirements

    • PC with USB 2.0 port
    • Windows 7; Windows Vista; or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later
    • iTunes 10.1 or later (free download fromwww.itunes.com/download)
    • iTunes Store account
    • Internet access"

     

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

     

    These are the REQUIREMENTS to use the iphone as it is designed and intended.

     

    You can use it without a computer, but you cannot use it as designed and intended.

  • trails247 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    what????

  • EBSkater Level 2 Level 2 (490 points)

    Rowdydragons wrote:

     

    Welll. The iphone 5 is coming out either this year or next. When they came out with 3g. They had already made 3gs. And wheb they brouht out 3gs they had already made the iphone 4. So they must have the iphone 5. And im pretty sure they would be smart enough to add the function on it.

     

    I cant use another computer because i dont have one. And o dont have $600 laying around. Sorry

    I don't see Apple providing OTA (over the air) syncing anytime soon, not to mention firmware upgrades. That would remove the need for a computer, which I don't see being implemented anytime soon.

  • trails247 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    EBSkater wrote:

     

    Rowdydragons wrote:

     

    Welll. The iphone 5 is coming out either this year or next. When they came out with 3g. They had already made 3gs. And wheb they brouht out 3gs they had already made the iphone 4. So they must have the iphone 5. And im pretty sure they would be smart enough to add the function on it.

     

    I cant use another computer because i dont have one. And o dont have $600 laying around. Sorry

    I don't see Apple providing OTA (over the air) syncing anytime soon, not to mention firmware upgrades. That would remove the need for a computer, which I don't see being implemented anytime soon.

    BTW... in case anyone missed it, they are providing OTA and delta updates as well!! Later this year (rumored September) when they release iOS5, which was previewed at WWDC 2011