iPhone 6SE on iTunes 11.4

bidwellian

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Jan 2, 2010
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Does anyone know what is missing from iTunes that prevents a newer iPhone from syncing with older iTunes?

I know I could just upgrade iTunes, but I can't stand 12, they oversimplified the interface and deleted all the graphics...it's just white? (I digress...)

I noticed there is a file called iPhone acknowledgment? Maybe this is the key?

Thank in advance!
 

bidwellian

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Jan 2, 2010
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It is very simple to upgrade to latest iTunes, but I don't want it. I like iTunes 11

My point is to extract the drivers from the iTunes12 installer...and was hoping someone else know something about that.
 

DeltaMac

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Has anyone here ever heard about a success with adapting an unsupported iTunes to work with a newer iPhone?
I don't recall seeing that, but then I don't always notice reports about things like that - but, good luck, bidwellian.
Not sure if it will be worth it in the end, though.
 

bidwellian

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Jan 2, 2010
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I tried copying files over from the new itunes into the old itunes but couldn't get the right combination of files to get it to work.

I also fiddled with the .plists inside the app but no success.

The only way around is to have a separate partition with the new itunes on it so I can get my darn pictures off my phone.

It's too bad we don;t have separate device installers like windows have. On the mac, all the drivers come with an itunes installation.

I don't want to use itunes 12 or anything after that they wrecked a good app.
 

eyoungren

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I tried copying files over from the new itunes into the old itunes but couldn't get the right combination of files to get it to work.

I also fiddled with the .plists inside the app but no success.

The only way around is to have a separate partition with the new itunes on it so I can get my darn pictures off my phone.

It's too bad we don;t have separate device installers like windows have. On the mac, all the drivers come with an itunes installation.

I don't want to use itunes 12 or anything after that they wrecked a good app.
When Apple released iTunes 10.6.4 for Snow Leopard and above I tried pretty much the same to see if I could get my then iPhone 5 to sync with a PowerPC Mac

I had the same level of success you did.
 
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