New iPod touch won't sync with iTunes 11.4

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  1. braddick macrumors 68040

    braddick

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    #1
    I just returned from purchasing the new iPod touch and when I went to sync with iTunes on my Mac get a popup stating I need to update to the latest iTunes.
    Is there a method to circumvent this requirement? I enjoy using the slightly older version of iTunes and hate to update unless it is absolutely necessary.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    The only way is if you have an older version of IOS. Since you are probably using IOS 8.4, you will need the newer iTunes.
     
  3. OTACORB macrumors 6502a

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    iOS 8.4 has caught up with you. You must upgrade! I can't imagine why someone would want to continue to use an old version, but okay! :)
     
  4. LinuXtreme, Jul 19, 2015
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    LinuXtreme macrumors regular

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    One reason would be if the computer doesn't support the newest version of iTunes. My MacBook is still running Snow Leopard which means that the latest version of iTunes that will run on it is 11.4. While I could upgrade it to Lion it doesn't make sense to me as I'd be maxed out at 3.3GB of RAM and my system doesn't support multitouch.

    Another reason to continue using an old version of iTunes is the interface. While some cool features (Apple Music) have been added, others have been dropped from iTunes in the last year (I like having the mini player that shows the album art at 900x900 if I so choose instead of being constrained to 500x500 400x400 in the later versions. I also like having the side bar so that I can see the most-recently played tracks and pick up the album where I left off so that the play count matches for all tracks).

    All the same I'm resigned to upgrading to iTunes 12.2 on my PC so that when I buy the 6th gen iPod Touch I'll be able to use it.
     
  5. braddick thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for the replies. For whatever reason: my iPad Air 2 and my iPhone4S (both running 8.4) sync with iTunes without issue. In fact, it wasn't until I plugged in my new touch I realized that this could (and is) be a problem. I was hoping for a workaround. (Right now I am simply downloading via iCloud, over the air.)
     
  6. OTACORB macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the various reason as to why someone would not want to upgrade. I guess I am often guilty of being too quick to upgrade. It's burned me a time or two. However, I have found resistance in the long term is futile, you will be assimilated. LOL
     
  7. LinuXtreme macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I'm getting assimilated at this very moment (although in my case the proper word would be 'acclimated'). I've installed 12.2 and am poking around. I was able to finally find the 'Recently played tracks' under the playlist tab so there's that. Also enjoying Apple Music, so I guess that makes up for the puny 400x400 album art in the Mini player window. Sort of... :rolleyes:
     

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