So here is the situation. I bought a new iphone SE to replace my 4S. I have a 2012 macbook pro running Mountain Lion 10.8 with itunes 11.2.2 (3). My new phone will not connect iTunes I get the message "could not connect to the iPhone because an invalid response was received from the device." I can't update itunes without upgrading to Sierra first. I'm not interested in doing this because I have several old programs on my macbook that I can't risk messing up. I initially did a restore from iCloud (my 4S backup) when setting the new phone up and I ran into issues with it constantly freezing so I just did a factory reset and set it up as new. Everything is working great except there are several apps (one that was $15) and lots of purchased itunes music that I am unable to re-download from the itunes store. What can't I download it? Well that is the other problem I lived in the US when I purchased all of it. When I moved to Canada I switched the country on my itunes account and now I can't see any of the items purchased when it was set to USA. I can't switch it back to US to redownload on my phone because I don't have a valid US credit card anymore. I have the apps and music on my macbook pro and iphone 4S and I need to find a different way to transfer it over to my new phone without using itunes. Any suggestions?