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Getting Downloaded Movies, Music etc on my iPhone

by anthonyrinaldi / April 10, 2013 12:43 AM PDT

I have an older operating system and my iPhone 5 will not sync(i'm not buying a new computer for a while) I've already downloaded a move from iTunes and now I also want to have it on my phone, do I have to now buy it again for it to work on my phone?

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My oldest PC runx XP SP3 and syncs just fine.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 10, 2013 12:51 AM PDT

I think it's from 2003 or a decade old. Is yours running something prior to Windows XP?

I know folk that have trouble with syncing but it's usually not the old PC but a driver or some issue other than iTunes.

Have you noticed that a lot of folk today expect Apple to fix their PC issues?

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by anthonyrinaldi / April 10, 2013 1:30 AM PDT

I apologize, I am running a MAC OS not Windows, it's pre Intell 10.5

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Let's see if macfixit shows up.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 10, 2013 1:46 AM PDT
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Forgot to mention this, but,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / April 10, 2013 9:50 PM PDT

if you purchase a movie on the computer, from the iTunes Store, then that movie is available for ALL your iDevices including your iPhone.

Yes, you will have to download it, but you will not have to pay for it again.


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by anthonyrinaldi / April 14, 2013 10:38 PM PDT

Thank you all for great advice!

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Latest OS X version you can run on that PPC
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / April 10, 2013 8:33 AM PDT

Mac is 10.5.8

The iPhone 5 runs iOS 6.

iOS 6 requires iTunes 10.7 to enable sync.

iTunes 10.7 requires OS X 10.6.8 or greater.

OS X 10.6.8 or greater requires an Intel Mac.

Bottom Line: Stumped!

A solution: Find yourself a copy of Virtual PC for Mac. It's old, owned my MS, but you will find a copy on eBay for around $30.
Purchase a copy of XP Pro SP2 and install it. Some copies of Virtual PC for Mac come with a copy or with a Memory chip which allows you to purchase the OEM version of XP.

Install the WIndows version of iTunes 10.7 and you will be able to sync the iPhone 5.

Not a pretty solution but it will work.

Please don't shoot the messenger


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How about Google Drive? Dropbox?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 10, 2013 9:00 AM PDT
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