Is it Possible...

Discussion in 'iPod' started by coachy, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. coachy macrumors newbie

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    To load an iPod shuffle on an iMac G3 running os 9.2.2 and itunes?
    The problem is I have to take my G5 on a business trip for a few months and leave the kids with the G3. I'm not sure they can last that long without reloading their ipods. Hey it happens!
     
  2. iSaint macrumors 603

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    A few months? Ugh!

    As long as it has USB 2.0 so it will charge the Shuffle, you're ok.
     
  3. Queso macrumors G4

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    Unfortunately to load music on a shuffle you need iTunes 4.7.1 or later, which requires a minimum of OSX 10.1.5. Although they'll be able to recharge the iPod, you'll need to put OSX on that Mac to allow them to change the music.
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    It's (potentially) worse than that. As was pointed out in another thread the version of iTunes you need actually depends on the firmware revision. A recently purchased shuffle only works with 5.0 or above.

    B
     
  5. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    which requires panther, if im not mistaken.....
     
  6. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Well as iTunes 6.0.5 needs 10.2.8, Jaguar would be fine...
     
  7. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Any version of USB will charge a shuffle. It's just going to take forever to load and update the shuffle on USB 1.1.
     
  8. coachy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thankyou All

    I understand what I'm up against.
     
  9. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    whoops. i stand corrected:eek:
     
  10. ipodcentral112 macrumors regular

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    Leave the kids with the G5:eek: LOl jk i think they will be fine with the G3 to charge their shuffle and all!
     

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