iPod with Mac, moving from PC

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    Hellhammer

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Thank you guys.

    Is it possible to change the format to Mac? I only have iPod nano so it doesn't need any FWs.
     
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    I have a Mac-formatted iPod nano that works fine with my 360.
     
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    Yeah, just restore the iPod using a Mac.
     
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    I just did this the other day; it's very easy.
     

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