iOS 6 + my iPhone 4S syncing with a PowerPC Mac

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Jethryn Freyman, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

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    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?
     
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  3. macrumors newbie

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    I can confirm this works fine with 10.6.3 and iOS GM on an iPhone 4S
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    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
     
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    skateny

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    Yes, it will sync with any available iOS.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    what i mean is ¿will my itunes library sync? ¿along with videos?
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    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?
     
  8. macrumors member

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    #8
    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.
     

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