Need work-around for iphone 4 on X.4.11

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Need work-around for iphone 4 on X.4.11

Just got upgraded to iPhone 4 but my system is a G4 laptop running X.4.11. This is the natural max OS for this machine.

What must I do to make this iPhone work with this Mac?

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Re: Need work-around for iphone 4 on X.4.11

The saintly Steve Jobs has a plan for you;buy a new Mac. Whether it's a new iPhone on high, or the lowly iPod Shuffle, a Mac running at least OS 10.5, with USB 2.0 port(s) is required.

My work-around? Use a PC. I use my brother's PC, installed iTunes, it has USB 2.0. It works great for my iPod. Ironic, eh?

If your laptop is a Powerbook, you could buy a third party PCMCIA card for the USB 2.0, and install OS 10.5 if you can, or run a Window's emulator hoping that it would recognize the card.

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Re: Need work-around for iphone 4 on X.4.11

so the minimum requirements for windows are what?

USB 2.0 (got that on my 8600's Sonnet Trio card)
Windows (running Virtual PC with Windows 95)
iTunes (not yet installed in VPC environment)

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Re: Need work-around for iphone 4 on X.4.11

What about iSync? Is there some way I can get that to work so I can at least get contacts onto the phone?

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Re: Need work-around for iphone 4 on X.4.11

***UPDATE***
I figured out that I could export all of my contacts from Address Book on my Mac and save them as vCards and then email them to myself. Upon receiving the email on the iPhone, I saved the vCards, thus importing all the contacts onto the iPhone. I got 99.9% of the data I wanted (loosing the groupings of people only). Birthdays imported from the contacts.

This feed is right now one-way only, but it gets me the core usefulness I needed to get up and running.

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