1. pe567567's Avatar
    I have just ordered a new Iphone and found out that I need a newer version of Itunes to synch with it...Problem is that I'm on osx 10.3.9 and it wont upgrade to a higher version of Itunes than the one i have which is 7.7.1 (11)....What can I do? your help would be appreciated
    05-18-2009 10:47 AM
  2. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    You don't want to upgrade to a more recent version of OS X?

    Makes no sense, as old stuff works, right, but technology moves forward and carries dependencies with it. So, iPhone requires more recent iTunes requires more recent OS X.

    Your other choice is to do a lot of "over the air" (OTA) syncing via Exchange ActiveSync or MobileMe, and buying music/apps on the iPhone.
    05-18-2009 04:12 PM
  3. Stevie No-Wonder's Avatar
    You can run the latest iTunes 8 on OSX 10.4.11 Tiger if you don't want to (or can't efficiently) run Leopard on an older machine.
    Last edited by Stevie No-Wonder; 05-18-2009 at 04:56 PM.
    05-18-2009 04:48 PM
  4. pe567567's Avatar
    Thanks for your thoughts, it's not worth upgrading the OS on this machine, but can I run 2 different versions of Itunes (1 mine, 1 belonging to someone else) on another, more modern machine. Mine would be synced with my Ipod and Iphone and the other version synced with their ipod?
    05-19-2009 10:08 AM
  5. sil3ntrid3r11's Avatar
    My opinion is that if you are willing to drop 199+ or 299+ on an iPhone, it wouldnt hurt to drop the extra cash for Leopard for whatever machine you are using. I mean I dont think your machine blazing fast as of right now anyways.. I put leopard on my sister old iBook and it has no problems..

    Unlike Microsoft, Apple doesnt make legacy products, at least to an extent. When apple makes big upgrades or updates, its their way or the highway.. So if you want the latest and greatest, you got to get it. Or follow Rene's advice and do the over the air stuff..
    05-19-2009 02:13 PM
  6. Stevie No-Wonder's Avatar
    My opinion is that if you are willing to drop 199+ or 299+ on an iPhone, it wouldnt hurt to drop the extra cash for Leopard for whatever machine you are using. I mean I dont think your machine blazing fast as of right now anyways...
    Not great advice in my opinion. Just because his/her machine may already be slow is no reason to assume Leopard will perform no worse than Tiger. Before I bought my two new Macs I upgraded an old PowerBook G4 to Leopard and it was considerably slower and more problematic than Tiger (not to mention he or she is most likely using other software that came out at the time of Panther which has a greater chance of being totally incompatible with Leopard).

    And there was no mention of the poster "wanting the latest and greatest" anyway. If it's just a need for syncing the iPhone, Tiger is a safer update on such an old Mac, and won't require shelling out even more money for more RAM also.
    05-19-2009 04:58 PM
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