iPod expert needed, 3rd gen ipod Compatibility Question

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by zkampyman, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2013
    3rd Gen Touch with Mt. Lion imac
    My ipod has the original iOS 3(?).
    My iMac is 2010 Intel 7 upgraded to Mt. Lion and the newest iTunes.

    I use my ipod to play music only.

    What OS is usuable on the ipod 3rd gen and can I use it with Itunes 11 to back up & load my music onto the ipod from my iMac Mt. Lion X OS?
  2. macrumors 68040


    Aug 24, 2012
    New York, USA
    I believe you can. I have windows 7 with the latest iTunes 11 and i can sync my iPod touch 2G with it. Hope this helps

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  3. macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    You can sync a 3rd gen iPod Touch with iTunes 11. I don't know what the earliest version that still works, however, I do know that that the latest verison supported on that model will work fine (5.something).

    You could try your iPod touch and see if it will work with that version of iOS and iTunes 11. It might work without updating iOS.
  4. macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2013
    Yes it will work. Pretty much any iPod will sync with iTunes 11.
    The iPod touch 3rd gen is updateable to iOS 5.1.1, but I would recommend staying on the old version if you just use it for music.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2010
    Philadelphia, Pa, USA
    I agree. My Gen3 Touch is too laggy running 5.1.1. It's so bad, I've been stuck removing all the decent apps and just using it for music.

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