1. pb&J's Avatar
    Hi folks,

    I have a very old slow desktop computer and I haven't updated iTunes in a long time because each time I do it gets slower and slower to run. Do I have to update my iTunes in order for it to work with my (soon to be) new iPhone 4S?

    Thanks in advance!
    10-10-2011 01:02 AM
  2. auntiewiv's Avatar
    Sadly yes. iOS 5 will only sync with iTunes 10.5 when it's released on the 12th.

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    10-10-2011 01:07 AM
  3. pb&J's Avatar
    Are you saying that both the new iOS and the new iTunes are released on the 12th? I guess I will wait until that day before I update my iTunes.

    It would be funny if I end up getting a new computer just to work with my iPhone. Talk about the tail wagging the dog!
    10-10-2011 01:32 AM
  4. ckalli's Avatar
    wont iOS 5 be an OTA update? isn't that one of its features?
    10-10-2011 01:57 AM
  5. auntiewiv's Avatar
    Yes both released on 12th. Once you have ios5 on your phone iCloud and iTunes match (once its released later this month) should do away for the need for iTunes.

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    10-10-2011 01:59 AM
  6. paul-c's Avatar
    I think after iOS 5 is all set up on your iPhone then everything is OTA going forward.
    10-10-2011 02:00 AM
  7. pb&J's Avatar
    But if I want the music and podcasts on my computer to be the same as those on my iPhone, don't they have to sync somehow? I use iTunes on my computer a lot.
    10-10-2011 02:14 AM
  8. pb&J's Avatar
    And what does OTA mean (sorry for the ignorance)?

    Thank you all for the help!
    10-10-2011 02:15 AM
  9. Wallace's Avatar
    Over The Air
    10-10-2011 02:17 AM
  10. auntiewiv's Avatar
    If your a heavy iTunes user on your pc you might be surprised by the new version, I did find it to be snappier than previous versions but still not as quick as on my mac.

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    10-10-2011 02:52 AM
  11. pb&J's Avatar
    Huh. Okay, well I'll give it a try. Thanks again!
    10-10-2011 03:22 AM
  12. diamonddialogue's Avatar
    Wireless syncing is one of the greatest iOS 5 features. With iTunes 10.5 and iOS 5, you will no longer have to plug in to sync. It's fantastic not having a bunch of white cables cluttering things up.
    10-10-2011 04:46 AM