Currently Being ModeratedSep 13, 2012 1:07 PM (in response to Marc Dahmen)
Here is hearsay:
"the only thing added in iTunes 10.7 is compatibility with iOS 6" - https://discussions.apple.com/message/19558090
suggesting you will need 10.7 to use your iOS6 device.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2012 11:35 AM (in response to Marc Dahmen)
Unfortunately I'm also running an old PowerPC G5 so there's no way to go to 10.7 and I haven't found a way to restore the iPhone to iOS 5. Unless I'm missing something it's a one-way street.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2012 11:40 AM (in response to srosenstok)
Did you do an iCloud backup before installing iOS 6? Hopefully you did so you can restore your iPhone to the state it was in just before running the update. If note, your restore will be from the most recent iCloud backup you have on file with your Apple I.D.
Here are some helpful links:
The restore process can take several hours depending on how many apps you have on your phone. The process, however, is quite simple. It's a little disconcerting the first time you do it (will I really be able to recover all my data?), but don't worry – Apple has this pretty well under control. I've restored my iPad and iPod touch a couple times each and it works like a charm.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2012 12:02 PM (in response to Marc Dahmen)
Someone in another thread suggested changing ports. So I tried disconnecting and reconnecting the USB cable, then restarted iTunes, and it now shows the phone in the device menu.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2012 12:05 PM (in response to srosenstok)
Awesome! But showing the device in iTunes and actually being able to sync it may be two different things. Hopefully not.
Can you post the link to that thread?
Keep me posted on your device and if you are able to sync your iOS 6 iPhone with iTunes 10.6.3. I'd love to update my iPod touch to iOS 6 but don't want to lose the capability of transferring my music from iTunes to the device itself.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2012 12:20 PM (in response to Marc Dahmen)
As soon as iTunes recognized the phone it began to sync. It now shows iOS 6 is installed and gives me the option to restore, along with various back-up options.
Here's the thread I mentioned about changing ports.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2012 12:37 PM (in response to srosenstok)
Cool. I'm going to update my iPod touch to iOS 6 later this week or maybe on the weekend via iCloud. Before I do, I'll make sure to do a manual iCloud backup.
Then I'll restart my Mac for good measure, launch iTunes and see what happens. I'll post back with my results.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2012 5:40 AM (in response to Marc Dahmen)
Is there any news on this from anyone? My kids have several G5 macs at home that cannot be upgraded to iTunes 10.7 but they would still like to update their iPhone 4's to iOS 6. Just want to be sure they will still be able to sync the iphone for music, videos, etc. Thanks
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2012 8:19 AM (in response to blade_runner_5)
The upgrade worked for me as well. Here's what I did.
- Downloaded all app updates to the iPod Touch wirelessly (not through iTunes)
- Did a manual iCloud backup
- Reset the device
- Installed iOS 6
- Reset the device
- Restarted my Mac running iTunes 10.6.3
- Switched USB ports for the cable I use for my mobile devices on my Mac
iTunes 10.6.3 was able to see and fully sync my iPod Touch running iOS 6. No problems at all. I'm not even sure how much of what I did was necessary, but none of those steps are difficult or precarious.