question about osx, itunes, and iphone

Discussion in 'macOS' started by redpony, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. redpony macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2008
    I have an iBook G4 with a 1.42 GHz processor and 1 GB DDR SDRAM. I read on Apple's web site that I can run OSX 10.5.8 on my computer as well as a newer version of iTunes so that I can get a new iPhone 4S.

    BUT... the customer service person at both the Apple store AND MacMall both told me it wouldn't work on my current computer.

    I can afford a new phone but not a new computer. My current phone (iPhone 3G, 3.5 years old) is needing replacement (but still works). I don't want to replace the computer yet because it does everything I need it to do.

    Before I jump in and go on ahead and buy a newer, used computer, I thought I'd seek the wisdom of other consumers.

  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    You can run Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard on that iBook, any did. It will be a bot slower than Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger though, maybe add more RAM to it, if you can (I had a 1 GHz iBook with 1.25 GB RAM and Leopard was running okay on it, but I reverted back to Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger on it).
    But know, that Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Retail DVDs still go for 100 USD via eBay. A grey Restore DVD will NOT work.
  3. redpony thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2008
    Wow, that was fast!! Thanks for the info. The CS people said it absolutely could not be done. I may wait a couple of months (time to save up $$) and go on ahead and get a new computer, though. I guess it might just be time to put the old stuff out of its misery...

    Thanks again!


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