iPhone 5 (iTunes/iMac Problems)??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Dream.Finder, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. Dream.Finder macrumors member

    May 14, 2009
    Hello all,

    So, I got a snazzy new iPhone 5 for my birthday yesterday and upon connecting my phone to my computer, I rudely became aware that my new phone isn't compatible with my current version of iTunes. I tried to update it, but it is already all up to date. I manually downloaded iTunes 10.7 from Apple, but alas, ANOTHER PROBLEM!! :mad:

    ... I have an iMac OS X Leopard 10.5.8 and apparently I can only download the new iTunes with a newer OS... 10.6.8 or higher! So... I go and try to download it (Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard, etc.) but it says buy from App Store, which older computers do not have!! :confused:

    How do I solve this issue so I can sync my new iPhone with my computer? This is really inconvenient!! And very annoying... I'd like to be able to *actually* use my phone...

  2. sundog925 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 19, 2011
    You need to update to at least snow leopard to get the app store, to be able to get mountain lion.

    just upgrade. no use in using antiquated software with a new phone.
  3. Dream.Finder thread starter macrumors member

    May 14, 2009
    I can't upgrade as Apple provides no place on their website to download an update for Leopard to Mountain Lion.
  4. sundog925 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 19, 2011
    you need to BUY leopard. Or Snow Leopard. The Only updates available via the mac app store are Lion and Mountain Lion.

    Leopard and Snow Leopard came in physical CDs.
  5. enophi1 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 23, 2008
    A friend of mine had this problem, she used a Windows computer running Windows 7 and updated to the new itunes and activated her phone :)

    If someone in your family home or a friend has a windows PC , just ask them. She also used an external HD to transfer all her music etc.

    Other than that, I would just upgrade if you have the money, it's worth it.

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