iTunes Alternatives Needed!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by clawdaver, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. clawdaver macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2010
    Hello all, this is my first post, so please be gentle.

    I have a powerPC G4 400 mhz running OS X 10.2

    My wife was recently given a nano g6 as a gift and I'm trying to figure out a way to connect it to our mac.

    The nano needs iTunes 10 to work and iTunes 10 needs OS X 10.6 and OS X 10.6 needs an intel mac in order to work.


    are there any alternatives to itunes that can handle an ipod as new as the g6 but also be able to use our old mac?

    It's looking like I'm at least going to have to upgrade the OS.

    Please let me know if you have any advice.
    Thanks in advance.

  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    iTunes 10 requires OS X 10.5.8 (the last version of Leopard), not SL. You need to upgrade to at least Leopard 10.5.8 to get iTunes 10 and therefore get your nano to work. There is no other way.
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    Unfortunately, that machine will not run Leopard either ...
  4. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    That's the only computer you have in the house? Unfortunately, it's time to upgrade.

    You can probably find a G4 powermac running Leopard for the price of the iPod nano. Or get a refurb mac from Apple

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