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    OSX 10.5 and Iphone 4
    I have a white macbook. 2006/07 model i think.

    I recently bought an iphone 4, but it says my OSX is too old to support the iphone. I tried plugging it into my friends macbook pro to put some music on it, and i ended up wiping the whole thing.

    When i try to update OSX it sits and 1% and does nothing. Can you get a disk to update it or anything? Can i just skip straight to Lion? Or need snow leopard first?

    How can i get music onto my iphone and organise my photos ect? Other than that i LOVE it.

    Thanks.
    "if people with a cluttered desk have a cluttered mind, what do people with a empty desk have?"

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    Hi there Davenz,

    First off if the Macbook is a 2006/2007 model then the latest operating system you can install onto it is OSX 10.4 (or Leopard), you will not be able to install a higher OS on this system.

    You will unfortunately either have to use a different computer solely for your iPhone, or it may be a case of upgrade time.

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    I think Buzzard must have been up too late last night.

    Only PPC processors are stuck maxing out at Leopard 10.5.

    Since every MacBook uses an Intel processor:

    Every MacBook made can run Snow Leopard 10.6 - Intel Core Duo or Core 2 Duo chips.

    Every MacBook with a Core 2 Duo chip - all those made from Nov '06 forward can run Lion 10.7.
    I have one that is running Lion.


    To answer your question, what version of OS X do you have? What processor is in your MacBook? (Click the Apple and select About This Mac if you don't know.)
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    Yeah definitely, I think its the high-strength pain killers i'm on, they do send me a little loopy :/ I think what I was thinking of was the original OS installed on the machine :/ my bad sorry guys

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    Thanks for the replies. Its running OSX 10.5 currently, 2Ghz Intel core 2 duo processor 3gb ram.

    Would i be better getting the upgrade on a disc?
    "if people with a cluttered desk have a cluttered mind, what do people with a empty desk have?"

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