iPhone Switch PC to Mac

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JBaker122586, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    I am planning on buying an iPhone tomorrow, but am currently only running OSX 10.3.9. I just found out tonight I need 10.4.10 to run an iPhone (which, in my opinion, is ludicrous... especially considering I was waiting for Leopard).

    My question is, is it possible for me to activate my iPhone on a PC tomorrow, and then after I go out and buy Tiger in a week or two, switch it over to my iMac?
    If I have to just reformat, I'm fine with that... I'm just being paranoid and want to make sure it will work.
  2. Sobe macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2007
    Wash DC suburbs
    I haven't done it myself but I don't see why that wouldn't work.
  3. rayward macrumors 68000

    Mar 13, 2007
    Houston, TX
    I believe that if you do that, you will be starting from scratch with your iPhone on your Mac, because you'll be linking it to a new copy of iTunes. This will mean that you'll have to have all your contacts, calendar entries, photos, browser favourites etc. etc. on your Mac to sync up to your iPhone. You won't be able to draw them down from your iPhone to your Mac.
  4. DiamondMac macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2006
    Washington, D.C.
    JB, I did that exact same thing and yes, it works.

    Just don't program the phone into the PC after activation.

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