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My Mac's too old to update to update to iOS6??
Running Mac OS X 10.5.8, iTunes 10.5.
When I try to update to iOS 6, it says I need to update iTunes. iTunes won't update because of my version of OS X, and my OS won't find an update because I think my MacBook is too old??
Am I going to have to get a whole new computer just because my Mac is old, yet works perfectly fine besides the updates needed??
- 09-19-2012, 10:00 PM #2
- 09-19-2012, 10:14 PM #4iMore Intermediate
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My suggestion is to buy a copy of MacOS X Snow Leopard (or Lion if you can find the USB key that used to be sold) and install it. If Snow Leopard, update it to the latest version so you have the App Store, and then buy and download Lion via that (if u can, not sure, but i think Apple blocks Mountain Lion users from seeing Lion availablity on the App Store). You wont be able to get Mountain Lion, so you wont have any of its iOS to MacOS X iCloud features, but you will be able to keep working with iOS 6 at least for awhile.
A new system would be a good idea in maybe a year though.
Last edited by macharborguy; 09-19-2012 at 10:18 PM.
- 09-19-2012, 10:21 PM #6iMore Intermediate
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you *could* look for the Lion install USB stick on ebay, but those are more or less collectors items at this point. I just looked and one is going for $63 at 18 bits with 3 days left, and the other is $200 Buy It Now price. Snow Leopard + Lion from Amazon and MacAppStore will probably cost around $150 too when all is said and done.
- 09-19-2012, 10:41 PM #7
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- 09-20-2012, 08:25 AM #11
Aero: I can't confirm if a newer iOS will sync but you could always back up through iCloud wirelessly. All you have to do is turn on the feature and keep WiFi on. Whenever you charge your phone overnight it'll sync with iCloud.
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- 04-10-2013, 10:49 AM #12iPhone Nanite
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Re: My Mac's too old to update to update to iOS6??
I am using an iBook with OS 10.5.8 and iTunes 10 but when I plug in my iPhone 4s iTunes does not see the iPhone.
Tried different USB ports, I am connecting direct to the iBook and everything is on a fresh install. The iBook was seeing
the iPhone as a camera but then I stopped that. But iTunes will still not see my iPhone.
it's an iBook G4 1.42 Ghz 1.5 GB ram
- 04-10-2013, 10:53 AM #13Keith - iMore Moderator - The Mobile Nations/iMore Forum Rules
iPhone5 on VZW; iPad(2012) - wifi with BadElf for GPS
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- 08-14-2013, 12:49 PM #16