Will the PC ipod work on BOTH a pc and a mac?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by DavidCL23, Sep 15, 2002.

  1. DavidCL23 macrumors 6502

    Dec 14, 2001
    Will the PC ipod work on BOTH a pc and a mac?
    I have both and that would be a really great feature.
    Also what does the PC bundle of the ipod lose over the Mac version (I noticed it gains the musicmatch software and what I believe is an ilink to firewire converter)?
    Also which ipod would you recommend the 10gb (I believe its a little lighter and smaller) or the 20gb?
    One last thing, how many years can I expect the battery to last without getting ruined (ie. memory effect etc..), and what kind of maintnance should I expect to do on ipod?
  2. oliverlubin macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2002
    no, it wont work on both

    read the apple iPod FAQ...it outlines compatability. If you have a PC and a Mac, get a mac iPod and use XPlay from mediafour.com to use your iPod on your PC.
  3. RBMaraman macrumors 65816


    Jul 25, 2002
    Prospect, KY
    I read an article that said the PC iPod will only work with a PC and the Mac iPod will only work with a mac. The PC iPod contains slightly different software that can be read only by a machine running windows.

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