1. WiseWolf#IM's Avatar
    For some reason my mac wont register when I connect my iPhone.

    The cable is fine and all the ports are working, and the phone can connect to my PC just fine and any other accessory but my mac doesn't even register it as plugged in.

    Any suggestions?
    01-30-2011 02:25 PM
  2. Gee-Air-Mo's Avatar
    Restart iPhone and computer. Do you have the latest version if iTunes? Are all updates done?
    01-30-2011 02:49 PM
  3. pilsbury's Avatar
    Restart iPhone and computer. Do you have the latest version if iTunes? Are all updates done?
    Solid advice I think. When I bought my latest i4, my laptop wouldn't recognize it until I installed a new version, 10.1 of iTunes.
    01-30-2011 03:48 PM
  4. anon(4698833)'s Avatar
    Are you running 10.6? If so and you are not up to date with software updates, snow leopard had some major issues in the early stages that made this happen with the iPhone...you need to be on 10.6.6...
    01-30-2011 05:14 PM
  5. WiseWolf#IM's Avatar
    I can not install the latest iTunes cause I do not have OS 10.5
    01-30-2011 05:15 PM
  6. anon(4698833)'s Avatar
    Yup...tiger doesn't support the new iTunes, you'll have to get Leopard some how.
    01-30-2011 05:16 PM
  7. WiseWolf#IM's Avatar
    How much does it cost to upgrade to leopard?
    01-30-2011 05:18 PM
  8. anon(4698833)'s Avatar
    You can find copies of it on eBay, they range anywhere from $80-$130 depending on how reputable the seller is...im not sure if Apple even sells it in the stores anymore, the website didnt have it (after taking a quick look). Understand to that Snow Leopard cannot be installed unless you already have 10.5 Leopard (because i know that $29 price tag prob looks appealing)

    There are other ways via Torrents but that is piracy and how to's are not allowed on this board.

    Keep in mind too that, depending on the system you're using, 10.5 Leopard can make a SERIOUS slow down issue (especially on old G4 towers running power PC processors).
    Last edited by SeanHRCC; 01-30-2011 at 05:26 PM.
    01-30-2011 05:24 PM
  9. anaphora68's Avatar
    You can go from Tiger to Snow Leopard, legally, but it is a pain in the rear to do it. Did it for my wife's Macbook about a month ago.

    You basically have to boot the laptop off of the CD/DVD, and run the installer that way. It still upgrades just fine.

    Figured that out, and now the wife is probably getting a Macbook Pro. Go figure.
    01-31-2011 06:33 AM
  10. anon(4698833)'s Avatar
    ^^^ Did a little googling...must be an intel based machine, older machines will not update (pre-intel)...its basically the last year of macs that were shipped with tiger but had the newer intel chips (late 06).
    01-31-2011 10:24 AM