Whats the difference between Mac/Win formatted iPod?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by -::ubermann::-, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. -::ubermann::- macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2006
    In iTunes it only says: Windows-formatted iPods cannot be updated, I have an iPod mini and just formatted it in Mac file system, and after updating i see no difference, so what is the advantage of formating in macintosh format? I don't see any, also Windows-formatted is much more compatible i think
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    You can't apply software updates to Windows-formatted iPods using a Mac. You'd have to connect it to a PC in order to get the updates installed. Otherwise, they behave fine with Macs.

    But Mac-formatted iPods can't be used on Windows at all.

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