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Jethryn Freyman
Sep 18, 2012, 10:27 PM
So, from what I understand, the reason the iPhone 5 can't be used on a PPC Mac is because of the new Lightning connector, ultimately, because it requires a version of the AppleMobileDevice.kext that is iTunes 10.7-only [and therefore also Intel-only.]

I currently have a dual G5 tower running OS X 10.5.8, iTunes 10.6.3, and I use it to sync my iPhone 4S running iOS 5.1.1. That all works fine.

I'm wondering if I'm going to be able to update my iPhone 4S to iOS 6 and then continue syncing it on my G5 with iTunes 10.6.3. Since my 4S still uses the oldschool 30-pin dock connector, I'm wondering if that would render the Lightning connector .kext being Intel-only as a moot point.

TL;DR: Any news on whether or not an iPhone 4S with iOS 6 will be able to sync with iTunes on my PowerPC Mac?



skinniezinho
Sep 19, 2012, 05:02 AM
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1442222

MajorOwned
Sep 20, 2012, 10:37 AM
I can confirm this works fine with 10.6.3 and iOS GM on an iPhone 4S

kuellar
Mar 30, 2013, 12:57 PM
So, from what I understand, the reason the iPhone 5 can't be used on a PPC Mac is because of the new Lightning connector, ultimately, because it requires a version of the AppleMobileDevice.kext that is iTunes 10.7-only [and therefore also Intel-only.]

I currently have a dual G5 tower running OS X 10.5.8, iTunes 10.6.3, and I use it to sync my iPhone 4S running iOS 5.1.1. That all works fine.

I'm wondering if I'm going to be able to update my iPhone 4S to iOS 6 and then continue syncing it on my G5 with iTunes 10.6.3. Since my 4S still uses the oldschool 30-pin dock connector, I'm wondering if that would render the Lightning connector .kext being Intel-only as a moot point.

TL;DR: Any news on whether or not an iPhone 4S with iOS 6 will be able to sync with iTunes on my PowerPC Mac?

i am about to buy the iphone 4 (8gb) but my concern is ┐will it sync?
i have a power mac g5 (dual 2.0) osx 10.5.8 and itunes 10.6.3
there is also the option to buy an intel imac
but want to wait until december to do so

skateny
Mar 30, 2013, 03:07 PM
i am about to buy the iphone 4 (8gb) but my concern is ┐will it sync?
i have a power mac g5 (dual 2.0) osx 10.5.8 and itunes 10.6.3
there is also the option to buy an intel imac
but want to wait until december to do so

Yes, it will sync with any available iOS.

kuellar
Mar 30, 2013, 03:58 PM
Yes, it will sync with any available iOS.

what i mean is ┐will my itunes library sync? ┐along with videos?

kuellar
Apr 7, 2013, 12:35 AM
I can confirm this works fine with 10.6.3 and iOS GM on an iPhone 4S

i am about to buy the iphone 4 (8gb) but my concern is ┐will it sync?
i have a power mac g5 (dual 2.0) osx 10.5.8 and itunes 10.6.3
there is also the option to buy an intel imac
but want to wait until december to do so
what i mean is ┐will my itunes library sync? ┐along with videos?

gaboshenia
Apr 7, 2013, 04:14 AM
i am about to buy the iphone 4 (8gb) but my concern is ┐will it sync?
i have a power mac g5 (dual 2.0) osx 10.5.8 and itunes 10.6.3
there is also the option to buy an intel imac
but want to wait until december to do so
what i mean is ┐will my itunes library sync? ┐along with videos?
Yes man! It syncs. I have a 16GB iPhone 4 and i sync it with the PowerBook from my signature. So, yes, it syncs.
The only sync issue with PPC macs is related to the new lightning connector/iPhone 5.