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Hellhammer
Jan 2, 2009, 05:16 PM
I was just wondering that do I have to do something for my iPod which is only used in windows, so it would work in Mac? I know this is a noob question but I only want to make sure before I buy a Mac.



iBookG4user
Jan 2, 2009, 05:21 PM
Yes, your iPod will work with a Mac. You can use it as is (Windows formatting) or you can restore it to the Mac formatting.

SmartIndianKid
Jan 2, 2009, 10:05 PM
Weirdly enough, using the PC formatting allows more compatibility with other devices.

Mac formatted iPods can be used with Macs.

PC formatted iPods (which I believe are FAT32) can be used with Macs, PCs, Xbox 360s and PS3s.

dXTC
Jan 2, 2009, 10:36 PM
What SmartIndianKid said, plus this small, oft-overlooked caveat:

A Windows-formatted iPod cannot receive a firmware/software update from iTunes in OS X-- only from iTunes for Windows. I ran into this little problem just the other day. It'll still sync to your Mac without a problem, though.

If you're planning on keeping your old PC around, keep iTunes on it and use it for updates only.

Hellhammer
Jan 3, 2009, 02:56 AM
Thank you guys.

Is it possible to change the format to Mac? I only have iPod nano so it doesn't need any FWs.

Ivan P
Jan 3, 2009, 03:12 AM
PC formatted iPods (which I believe are FAT32) can be used with Macs, PCs, Xbox 360s and PS3s.

I have a Mac-formatted iPod nano that works fine with my 360.

iBookG4user
Jan 3, 2009, 03:19 AM
Thank you guys.

Is it possible to change the format to Mac? I only have iPod nano so it doesn't need any FWs.

Yeah, just restore the iPod using a Mac.

yorkshire
Jan 3, 2009, 04:09 AM
Yeah, just restore the iPod using a Mac.

I just did this the other day; it's very easy.