Porblems with getting Iphone 4 to work with my Mac
I have a mac and I just got an iPhone 4 today and I tried to hook it up and it says I need os X 10.5.8 to run it otherwise it won't work, so first off, I never read anywhere that I needed a newer version of the mac os x to actually run any iPhone that to me is garbag. Second, where can I find the download 10.5 because I curretnly have 10.4.11 and need to find 10.5 but I can't find it on Apples website or anywhere else. Also, would I need to then download 10.5.1 all the way to 10.5.8?? Someone help I want to actually be able to use my new phone.
- 07-05-2010, 07:59 PM #2
Click the Apple symbol on the top lefthand corner of your screen and click "Software Update...". Your Mac will search for an update and should find it.
I didn't know you needed a certain version. I know you need the current iTunes, so maybe you can't get the most recent iTunes without at least that version of Mac OS X?
- 07-05-2010, 08:58 PM #3
Just looked at the Apple site, Snow Leopard is only 29.00 bucks.
- 07-05-2010, 09:03 PM #4
Just saw that you were in Tiger, it's going to set you back 169.00 bucks for the upgrade. Here is the link if you need it. Mac Box Set - Apple Store (U.S.) It's not cheap but it does come with iWork and iLife so all in all it is still a very good value.
- 07-05-2010, 09:03 PM #5
- 07-05-2010, 09:09 PM #6
It looks like Apple is no longer selling Leopard on their site, just Snow Leopard. Hope that the OP does indeed have an Intel mac otherwise they might have a tough time finding Leopard. I will do some more searching online to see I can find it for sale for them.
Edit: Okay I found it online here Mac OS X Leopard - 1 user It's about 300 bucks so if you have an Intel mac just get the Snow Leopard Box set as it is much cheaper.
Last edited by iquinn; 07-05-2010 at 09:11 PM.
- 07-05-2010, 09:19 PM #7iPhone Newbie
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Don't get the mac box set.
1. You don't need to buy the $169 Mac Box Set. The standard $29 Snow Leopard upgrade box is actually a full install disc. Though technically it's only for Leopard upgrades, but it will also work for any clean installs. You can save a bundle if you're not interested in iWork and iLife.
2. iTunes 9.2 runs on 10.4.11, but iPhone 4 page lists 10.5.8 as minimum.
- 07-05-2010, 09:21 PM #8
yea thanks for all the responses I appreciate it, but I am running a powerbook g4 10.4.11 and it must only have tiger so I assume I have to buy leopard which kinda sucks as it seems expensive, and not, i'm definitely not running an intel based mac. I didn't know i needed to upgrade to 10.5.8 or whatever as i got the phone as a bday gift just yesterday I wasn't planning on upgrading anytime soon. This kinda sucks.
- 07-06-2010, 02:03 AM #10
The way I see it you got a couple of choices. You can upgrade your Mac OS to the version required, use a friends computer that has this version (though I am not sure I'd want to do that each time I wanted to mess with my iPhone) or return the iPhone 4.
I think I'd upgrade my Mac OS, I think Leopard 10.5 was an improvement over Tiger 10.4. I would ask friends or do some searches on Ebay or Craigs list. You may luck up and find a copy of it pretty cheap.
- 07-06-2010, 03:03 AM #11
To the OP, I dug around on EBAY and found what looks like a legit offer for 79.00 bucks. Here is the link if you want to bid on it. MAC OS X OSX LEOPARD 10.5 DVD FULL RETAIL INSTALL BOXED - eBay (item 190413940556 end time Jul-07-10 15:13:00 PDT)
79.00 isn't bad and thanks for the research guys I really appreciate it. I definitely wouldn't use it on a friends that's too much of a pain in the butt, so upgrading is the only option at this point I suppose. I am trying to find a friend that has one, hopefully I can.