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  1. #1
    Iphone 5 to MacPro
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    It's driving me mad! Every time I upgrade something, life becomes more difficult!

    Messages on desk top "Please unlock iPhone".

    Message on phone "Trust this computer". Give a yes.

    How do I unlock an unlocked iphone?

    Itunes;- iTunes could not connect to the iPhone “iPhone” because an invalid response was received from the device.

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    Iphone 5 to MacPro
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    You need to run specific versions of iTunes to match the version of iOS on the devices. Your Mac Pro is running a fairly old version of OS X coupled with an older version of iTunes which is likely incompatible with the version of iOS on your iPhone.

    The version of iTunes you have likely only supports up to iOS 9.x. So you have to upgrade iTunes, which you can't do until you upgrade your OS. So depending on the age of your Mac Pro, you should upgrade it to the latest version of macOS/OS X that it supports which might get you a version of iTunes that will support the version of iOS on your phone.
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    Hi Graham

    I don't want to crowd in on Ashwin's excellent response.

    For you or future visitors to this thread:

    See Apple as a "system" comprising a range of Macs (Desktop and Notebook) running macOS and a series of iDevices (iPad, iPhone etc) running iOS.

    For compatibility between them, it is essential that the two components of the system are kept up to date.

    There is allowance for some overlap, of course, but when one component falls way behind the other, then problems like yours occur.

    Your Mac is 6 versions behind the current - your iPhone just 1 version behind the current. This disparity is the cause of your difficulties.

    Ian
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    In addition to what Ian said, one of the issues that a lot of people get into is that it's fairly easy to upgrade your iOS than your Mac. So, people happily keep their iDevices up to date, but don't do so with their Macs for various reasons. This almost always leads to the situation you've gotten into.

    Additionally, there a lot of people who upgrade their phones yearly but don't update their Macs, and this will bring them to the same situation.
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    Iphone 5 to MacPro
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    If you have the capability, you could, put another drive in your Mac Pro, clone your existing drive, to the “other” drive, and (if possible) upgrade that drive to El Capitan. Then use that drive to sync with your iPhone. Not knowing the year of your Mac Pro, this may or may not be possible.
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    The Macpro is probably 2008. The trouble I have is that I am trying to run a business not play with computers. Every time I upgrade something it costs me time and trouble I can't afford. I have two G3s both doing exactly what I need of them. Why should I change? One of them runs a lot of macro 4.2 which will work on my G5 but not so well and sort of works on the MacPro but with problems.
    I had an iPhone 3 which was great and talked to the MacPro without problems. It hurled itself on the floor and died.

    Some of the CNC machinery in my factory is 30 years old (and some very much older). It is still supported.

    I realise that the various computer companies have to keep manufacturing new products else they go out of business but a bit more backwards compatibility would not go amiss.

    Rant over.

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    Graham

    I don't think you are ranting at all.

    Everything you say is factually correct and also spoken from the heart.

    Sadly, factory machinery from the golden days of manufacture cannot be compared to anything in the digital era. It's not just companies making profits, consumers are demanding more and better - and now please!

    I doubt if there has been any period in our past when things changed with such rapidity.

    We pretty well have to join them or be left behind.

    More backward compatibility would be great, but is often very difficult to achieve technically and is financially prohibitive.

    Ian
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    You asked:
    Why should I change?
    Well, one reason to consider keeping up with the technology is that eventually those G3's will fail, and fail hard. At that point your business stops. If you want to have some sort of assurance that failures like that cannot drive you into bankruptcy, you need to be on more modern equipment that can be more easily repaired/replaced. I am the pot talking to the kettle here, as my wife has a rather elderly label printer that is absolutely essential to her business. The drivers for mac for the printer stopped working four generations back on the OS. We are trying to find someone to take over her business for her and stop needing the label printer before the printer itself dies. Now add that the ink cartridges for the printer are getting scarce and it's not a good place to be. We should have kept moving on with the technology. But lessons are usually learned the hard way.

    So that's one reason to move on from the G3's.
    Jake

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacInWin View Post
    You asked: Well, one reason to consider keeping up with the technology is that eventually those G3's will fail, and fail hard. At that point your business stops. If you want to have some sort of assurance that failures like that cannot drive you into bankruptcy, you need to be on more modern equipment that can be more easily repaired/replaced. I am the pot talking to the kettle here, as my wife has a rather elderly label printer that is absolutely essential to her business. The drivers for mac for the printer stopped working four generations back on the OS. We are trying to find someone to take over her business for her and stop needing the label printer before the printer itself dies. Now add that the ink cartridges for the printer are getting scarce and it's not a good place to be. We should have kept moving on with the technology. But lessons are usually learned the hard way.

    So that's one reason to move on from the G3's.
    Those reasons are simple! One of the G3s simple transfers stored programs from memory to machine. There is redundancy because I have several G3s. The transfer software is at least a couple of decades old and probably won't run on newer machines. It's the time that matters.

    The other G3 I mentioned runs my business order processing software based on Microsoft macro 4.2. This had a near vertical learning curve but, once learned is much more versatile than VBA although, if there was a compiler to turn the macros intros VBA, I would go for it.

    My business wouldn't stop (although if it did, I could retire to sailing round the Med!). It could still run manually.

    If I move to next after Macpro, what? It galls me when physically and mechanically the towers look near identical. What is involved in upgrades?

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