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    Early 2008 iMac 24" help
    Hi guys new to forum and have a problem I just picked up a excellent condition iMac 24" early 2008. I'm trying to sync iPhone 6s running iOS 10 and it won't connect from what I have read my mac is to old to use iTunes 12.5.5!! Is there anyway around this? That was the whole reason I bought the mac please help

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    Early 2008 iMac 24" help
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    According to this article (below) iOS 10 is compatible with at least iTunes 12.5.1. iTunes 12.5.5 should work:

    https://9to5mac.com/2016/09/13/apple...design-ios-10/

    What exact version of iOS 10 are we talking about? This could make a difference.

    AND...what version of iTunes is on the 2008 iMac?

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    Early 2008 iMac 24" help
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    A warm welcome to Mac-Forums.

    That was the whole reason I bought the mac
    Sadly, you were misinformed or short on your research; sorry. This Mac is close to 9 years old and probably shipped with OS 10.5.x. I'm not absolutely certain what the maximum OS it could upgrade to (theoretically 10.11??), but it cannot support the latest, macOS Sierra. Moreover, the standard RAM supplied at that time was 2GB, well short of what is needed should you pursue the huge jump to a later OS.

    The iPhone 6S, with the latest iOS (iOS 10.x), likely requires a much more recent version of iTunes than can be supported on your iMac as it is now - and even if upgraded to its maximum, I'm uncertain.

    A way round this? Well, you can Backup (BU) your 6S to the cloud; assuming you have an Apple ID and signed up for iCloud.

    Ian
    Last edited by IWT; 02-03-2017 at 06:55 PM.
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    Early 2008 iMac 24" help
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    G'day and welcome to the forums.

    It may be in excellent condition but alas it is nine years old with probably insufficient memory, slow processors and graphics. Suggest first up investing in 1 x 4GB and 1 x 2GB of memory to give it a lift, and maybe if the funds run to it, an SSD to replace the slow old platter drive. Modern iMacs are up to six or seven times faster, so do not expect too much and you will not be disappointed. You can only update it to OS Lion, OS X>&, and it was not a very good operating system. Snow Leopard OS X.6 is much better and suggest lashing out $20 and buying the DVD from Apple Online, including postage. Then update to OS X.6.8. Be aware Apple has abandoned Snow Leopard, and Lion, some three or four years ago and there are no more Security Updates. Some members report banks etc will not allow access to their secure sites.


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