10.3.9 users stuck?? Itunes doesn't recognize iphone HELP!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Cadence, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. Cadence macrumors member

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    Call me old, but I'm still on OSX 10.3.9 and according to itunes it says I need 10.4.10 or later to use iphone. How do I activate iphone then?? Are they telling me PC users can activate before me?
     
  2. Taylor C macrumors 6502a

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    Yar it requires 10.4.10, you might be out of luck.
     
  3. Cadence thread starter macrumors member

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    That's crazy to me...so do I need to go buy Tiger or something now? Ridiculous...
     
  4. Cadence thread starter macrumors member

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    help anyone? Are they really forcing me to buy Tiger for over $100?
     
  5. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    Yes. They are. Why are you so surprised? Nothing new about legacy software not supporting new features. Lots of stuff out here that I can't run on my Windows 2000 PC.
     
  6. nsbio macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmm, they have much better support of Windows software than Mac. I could in principle still use a 4 year-old copy of windows XP with the iPhone but can not use a two year old Apple's own OS X. Tell me again why this is good?
     
  7. Cadence thread starter macrumors member

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    my thoughts precisely. i may have to boot up my old PC.
     
  8. pr5owner macrumors 65816

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    are you guys serious? you have to BUY a new OS for your computer to use a CELLULAR PHONE? ok thats too far... ive never heard of a phone where you have a buy a new OS to get it working.

    ive never heard of a cell phone you have to "Activate" before using it either.
     
  9. Cadence thread starter macrumors member

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    Just got off the phone with Apple...there's nothing else to do but buy the upgrade. Absurd.
     
  10. gikku macrumors regular

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    Panther was released 4 years ago, 2003. Tiger is over two years old, released May 2005.
     
  11. rpaloalto macrumors 6502a

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    Me to, I had to pass on the the iphone today for that same reason. I wont pay 129$ for 10.4.10 when 10.5 leopard will be out in just a few months.:mad: As much as I love Apple, I feel I should be abble to at least skip every other OS X version I.E. 10.3 to 10.5
     
  12. someninjamaster macrumors newbie

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    I think apples theory is if your going to drop 500 plus tax on a iPhone more than likely you have the most current os.
     
  13. fultilt macrumors newbie

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    You're lucky. My iTunes doesn't even recognize the iPhone (yes, it's 7.3), even though iPhoto does. I hope upgrading to 10.4.10 will fix it, but I won't be able to find out until tomorrow.
     
  14. herodian macrumors member

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    most people have read the system requirements and know what is needed.

    have you really just bought the phone from the hype without reading up on it?

    it's well documented.
     
  15. Sbrocket macrumors 65816

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    First of all, this has been known already for a long time so if you had bothered to check you would already have known. Second, why would Apple purposefully support the last revision of their operating system when the iPhone requirement could possibly motivate some people to upgrade to Tiger. Third, why should Apple need to provide legacy support for a five year old product. I'm sorry, but I really don't see how you could have thought that Apple would not require 10.4.x.
     
  16. DanB91 macrumors 6502

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    im sure u could activate it at the apple store, if u dont have tiger
     
  17. someninjamaster macrumors newbie

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    Even then im not sure you could load music or anything else onto it. Because i think lots of the stuff that was needed for transfers came in 4.10
     
  18. ivladster macrumors 6502

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    =(

    try to come by the Apple Store, Mac Specialists can use one of the computers to set up an account, but sync is totally a loss. Unfort. that's somthing apple didnt really think about.

    but hey, i think its a great time to upgrade to Tiger. only $130. comparing for $500 Vista.
     
  19. Cadence thread starter macrumors member

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    well sorrrrrry up to date apple man. sorry I have an OS product 2 years old that doesn't work with my iphone.

    Listen, I'm a huge fan of Apple, but if you are telling me I'm in the wrong for simply buying a phone and not being able to activate it at the convenience of my home (the whole point was to make it easier and more convenient) then I don't know what to say. I'm purely stating I buy a phone, I should be able to use it within the day with or without Tiger.

    Anyway...now that I have 10.4.1 I got the AT&T wait email for activation. This is truly ridiculous...
     
  20. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Haven't owned many cell phones then, have you? Every single one requires activation of some sort. This one, you can do at home rather than standing at the counter in a store. Terrible.
     
  21. Vidd macrumors 6502a

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    He's simply saying you should have checked and that makes sense.
    It's not really two years old though, is it? Its first version was released in 2003. Tiger is two years old, though.
     
  22. fultilt macrumors newbie

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    Upgrading to 10.4.10 was necessary, but not sufficient. I had to RE-install iTunes 7.3 before it would finally see my iPhone. It's activating now; I'm keeping my (virtual) fingers crossed.
     
  23. fultilt macrumors newbie

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    Well, it worked. I can't seem to make outgoing calls, but everything else seems okay.
     
  24. mactarkus macrumors regular

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    iPhone Requirements

    When I purchased my iPhones at the AT&T store yesterday, they ran down a checklist which included the requirement of a PC or Mac running the needed OS versions. I'm surprised this wasn't made clear when you purchased your iPhone. Even though I'm running 10.4.10, it does me no good since 24 hours after initiating activation, AT&T still hasn't completed it.
     
  25. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    consitering anything newer than 10.4.8 cranes one of by sytems I cannot upgrade.

    Lucaly my MacBook works ok!!

    There is bond to be some way to get it working on older tiger versions
    I can't imagine the iphone relies on a new kernel
     

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