View Full Version : New 5th Gen Ipod Nano and an Old G4. Compatible?

Nov 27, 2009, 09:04 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, 11:44 AM
no, apple reports it as needing osx 10.4.11 at the very least, so you should upgrade,

Nov 27, 2009, 11:48 AM
Does he have USB 2.0? Otherwise, 1.1 is going to be very slow.

Nov 29, 2009, 11:37 AM
...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!