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Iphone 4 and Mac OS Tiger

Hi! For the last year, I've been using an Ibook G4 (OS X 10.4.11, 1gb RAM, 1.42 GHz) every day for almost everything as a complement to my desktop computer. Tomorrow, I've got to transfer music from my Mac to the new Iphone 4 that my girlfriend will be using for a month. But after a bit of research, I've discovered that the Iphone 4 only supported 10.5, which I don't plan to upgrade to at any point. But I never transferred music to Iphones so I don't know if it's really an issue (like the Iphone refusing to communicate with Itunes 9). So I was wondering, if there's an issue, can I use some kind of alternate software? Or Bluetooth? Or am I trapped in the spiral of Planned obsolescence?

Sincerely, Antonin.

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Might be good to get a 3rd part mp3 player from eBay. Some have pretty decent build quality and are as simple to add music to as a USB drive. They just don't typically handle video as well as the real thing. Have seen like an 8GB for under $10

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Thanks, but I actually own mp3 devices already, the point is to have her music on a centralized device, just like she had with her Samsung before; so it goes back to my initial question ^^, .

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Unless you can ReCode iTunes, probably not. Even the iTunes Decrypter programs to unlock M4p videos have to actually piggy-back off iTunes. The best advice is to either STAY current with Apple or LEAVE and move to a more open alternative. Cupertino has invested BILLIONS to make this as Hard as Possible.

A GREAT video on this very question is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQF-CGatY8o

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Ok thanks! I think I'll try to use the school computer to transfer then.

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Should work - just remember to DEAUTHORIZE on them once done, or they will count against your 'Installable Devices' (limit 5) indefinitely.

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Ok so basically I can't do anything using bluetooth on the Iphone, and I'm going to try setting up an Itunes account. I hope I can transfer my Mac library on this Iphone...

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Last post on this thread: It's a real hassle. Apple is the worse for casual users that can't afford paying for apps. I might get one day an Iphone, but only if jailbreaking has advantages AND that I can make it secured; if not I'll stay using my old Nokia 3310 and a separate MP3 Walkman.
(PS: I've had an Android smartphone but I didn't like the look of it and the OS in general didn't suited my tastes in terms of ergonomic.)

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I do agree. Smile
iTunes is a hassle without having "the full package".
I did move a bunch of MP3´s to a iPOD recently for a neighbour of mine. An old Windows box with iTunes installed did the job fine. No idea if this will work with a more sophisticated iPhone though.
(One would assume a plain Windows instance should be enough to synchronise a music library.
Apple can't insist in iPhone users buying a Mac just for that.)

For Android there are legions of "skins" or "loaders" running on the Linux kernel, if you dislike the stock appearance. Root access (same issue as on Apple devices) usually is the key for changing a droids guts.
The good: Dozens of hacks for rooting a droid are available on the net.
I have root access for all our doids, as I dislike the idea of being locked out of the OS.

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In my area the iPhone 4 is no longer supported on cellular.