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by tomcrud / October 19, 2013 12:34 AM PDT

I have a g5 imac and an iPhone. Since I upgraded to iOS 7 itunes on my mac will not recognise the iPhone and says I should update to iTunes 11.1. However, my g5 will not run iTunes 11.1 so how can I sync my iPhone now.

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Clarification Request
(NT) Which iPhone?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 19, 2013 8:15 PM PDT
In reply to: iTunes
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iPhone 4
by tomcrud / October 19, 2013 10:52 PM PDT
In reply to: Which iPhone?

iPhone 4

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Verified.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 22, 2013 4:34 AM PDT
In reply to: iPhone 4

It appears that even iTunes 11.0.5 is not able to sync with iOS 7 on iPhones and maybe other things.

Sorry, but this is a statement of fact and no one has offered any workarounds yet.
Bob

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reply to R. Proffitt
by tomcrud / October 22, 2013 6:30 AM PDT
In reply to: Verified.

Did you even read my question

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Yup.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 22, 2013 6:55 AM PDT
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And as you know your G5 didn't get a newer version. I took the trouble to see at what version iOS 7 would sync and as even one version (sorry if I'm incorrect that 11.0.5 is the prior version) didn't sync it appears you have hit the big digital pothole.

Did you read my answer? I didn't offer any workaround since no one seems to have found one for the G5 line.
Bob

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R. Proffitt
by tomcrud / October 22, 2013 9:06 AM PDT
In reply to: Yup.

my Question was how can I sync my iPhone, for example, can I revert my iPhone to IOS 6 or can I download a media player other than iTunes---thank you for your patience I am very frustrated and am thinking of returning to windows

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VLC PLAYER.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / October 22, 2013 9:12 AM PDT
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Is very good.

Dafydd.

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(NT) It may be, but it is useless at syncing an iPhone!
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 22, 2013 9:48 AM PDT
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My bad.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / October 22, 2013 9:53 AM PDT

Only offering a different media player as asked.

Dafydd.

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General consensus is that it is no longer possible
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 22, 2013 9:53 AM PDT
In reply to: R. Proffitt

to downgrade from iOS7 to iOS6.1.x
There are a number of sites out there that are older and were made when it was possible.

This one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-HHvhqOZ4I shows the whole thing on video but one of the comments states that it no longer works.

Buyer beware.

P

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Thanks for this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 22, 2013 10:06 AM PDT

I thought I'd check it out and as the messenger feel a little beat up but I knew that going in. I'm sure you know a few die hard G5 or PPC owners. Many have hair triggers but Tom did better than most.
Bob

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