iPhone 3G and USB 1 possible at all?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Poff, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. Poff macrumors 65816

    Poff

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    #1
    My trusty old computer is aging, and the lack of USB2 on my lampshade iMac G4 makes me sad sometimes..

    ..like when I plan to get an iPhone. Will it really not work at all with my computer? Will I have to buy a new Mac if I'm buying an iPhone?

    Edit: seems USB 1 is problematic from the thread here, so I guess I might have to use my work-computer or something. Adress book sync and similar is wireless, but iPhoto syncing will be a hassle..

    oh well.
     
  2. motoracer1486 macrumors 6502a

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    This isn't an official answer, but I don't see why USB 1 (or 1.1) wouldn't work since they are all backwards compatible with USB 2.0. I would think it would just be a lot slower.
     
  3. Poff thread starter macrumors 65816

    Poff

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    yah.. but it would be typical of Apple to block USB1 so that noone would complain the iPod synced slowly.
     
  4. Phantopeth macrumors newbie

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    I'm the guy who posted the thread you ended up linking to. I thought I'd let you know that I got it to work, and how.

    It wasn't that difficult: it was iTunes 8.0 that did the trick, actually. I downloaded and upgraded the day it was released, and then I started getting that syncing error message that I've seen other people on these forums have had issues with. I saw this as an improvement, as before iTunes wasn't detecting my iPhone at all, and now it was at least noticing something was there!

    So, like many others have done, I simply left the iPhone connected to my Powerbook and restarted the computer, and when it started back up, everything worked great! I have since synced, upgraded to 2.1, and now I am not having any issues what so ever with my Powerbook detecting my iPhone's presence.

    I hope this helps, and you can get that thing working :)
     

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