3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 18, 2013 6:34 AM by a brody
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Looks like there are millions world wide suffering from this same issue.


I use very old Mac, PowerMac G4 with nice graphite color. It's old, but it does certain jobs and still works perfect for small tasks like managing my music. This is what I love about Mac and Apple, not like Microsoft where old technology won't survive more than a few years (believe me I love new technologies as well, as I use MacBook Pro at work).


Now I run Mac OS X 10.5.8, the latest OS supported on PowerPC based machines. The latest iTunes allowed on this Mac is "10.6.3". As millions have struggled so far, these cannot manage the latest iPhone5s running iOS7. It says "you need iTunes 11.1 or older, get it from here" but there doesn't exist iTunes 11.1 that runs on Mac OS X 10.5.8.


This is ridiculous that I'd have to throw away my lovely old Mac, just to run iTunes 11.1, just to mamage my music on iPhone5s. I live in IT industry and do understand the vendor side thoughts to reduce development QA cost, reducing the number of combination to run tests, so at some points wanting to stop supporting old products. But there are millions of Mac lovers still on PPC machine running 10.5.8, still enjoying trying new iPhone and iPad deviced, and they are furious by thrown away by Apple.


Please Apple, I beg you please. Use a bit of your developer time to release iTunes 11.1 for Mac OS X 10.5.8 ? I'd love to pay for it if you need investment, and I suspect millions others would love to do so. It's much inexpensive than buying newer Mac hardware.


Apprciate your attention on this.



- an old Apple fan

PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)