View Full Version : New 5th Gen Ipod Nano and an Old G4. Compatible?
Nov 27, 2009, 10:04 AM
I want to get my dad an new ipod nano, however all he has for a computer is a G4. I think is still has 10.3.x.
Can he still sync his ipod and get the videos he records off of it with his current computer?
Nov 27, 2009, 12:44 PM
no, apple reports it as needing osx 10.4.11 at the very least, so you should upgrade,
Nov 27, 2009, 12:48 PM
Does he have USB 2.0? Otherwise, 1.1 is going to be very slow.
Nov 29, 2009, 12:37 PM
...I thought I'd put my weight behind it, too.
I have a 800Mhz G4 I use to load my old iPods with music (the 1G and 2G, as my MacBook was the ONE that doesn't have firewire...)
They work, as do a few of the newer ones, without a problem. I am running 10.4.11 though.
On top of that, I did use that as my primary computer a couple years ago when the original iPhone came out - uploading via USB 1.1 took forever and was sometimes even unreliable.
Given the information from myself and others, I'd proceed with caution on this one.
Hope that helps!