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Thread: Leopard compatibility
06-26-2007, 10:49 AM #1
Is anyone else here running the WWDC Leopard beta? I put it on my mac last week, and there have still been no updates for it. So now I'm worried. Will the iPhone work with it? Can I just download and install the latest iTunes to take care of it? Am I going to have to put Tiger back on, just so I can use my shiny new phone?
I'm nervous . I really don't want to get rid of Leopard, but I really don't want to come home to a computer that can't activate my iPhone on Friday either.
Edit: Well, I'm a noob. I thought I clicked the OS X forum. Would a mod mind moving this?
06-26-2007, 11:56 AM #2
Sure, moved. And nope, not running it. Share the love.
06-26-2007, 02:53 PM #3
Hee, the love can be easily accessed through Bittorrent or Usenet ;-). I'd offer to burn and ship, but burning requires dual-layer DVD+Rs and I have to sneak on my boss's computer when he goes on lunch break to do it.
Edit: A tip, though -- don't switch to Leopard before the iPhone release. Because once you do, you'll be immediately hooked and not want to go back, and have the exact same dilemma I do.
06-26-2007, 03:06 PM #4
Ha, sounds good my friend. Although I'm sure iTunes is the same either way. Yes?
06-26-2007, 07:39 PM #5
Yep, it just doesn't update along with the Tiger iTunes. I'm sure it will still interface with all the other programs it needs to interface with for syncing too . . but you never know
06-29-2007, 05:12 PM #6
For the record.. Leopard doesn't work.
I could vomit.
06-30-2007, 12:27 AM #7
YES I almost switched to leopard last night. very happy I didnt
06-30-2007, 09:50 AM #8
lol, man, you have no idea how frustrating that was. I had to do a full reformat and start from scratch with tiger. Back evvverything up, install tiger, put it alll back on, install essential programs, run the updater 3 times, THEN activate my iPhone. And that's not even all, because AT&T kept telling me I wasn't providing valid information to identify myself! After a friggin half hour, I realize they're using the very first address I every had with them, rather than either of the two I've changed it to since. It was nearly 10 by the time I got the damn thing to go into the menu.
But the important part is... it was TOTALLY worth the headache
If anyone's looking for more info though, it seemed like a driver issue. iTunes 7.3 ran just fine on Leopard, but when I plugged the phone in and it recognized it and linked it up, iTunes hung. Every single time, in every single configuration I could think of.
Last edited by TomFrost; 06-30-2007 at 10:03 AM.
06-30-2007, 12:33 PM #9
You could try activating with a different computer.
Last edited by tehmacuser; 07-02-2007 at 07:44 PM.
06-30-2007, 04:57 PM #10
Heh, that was the problem. I was stuck either going back to 10.4 on my powerbook, or I was stuck installing Windows on my Linux box. And since the linux box is my file server, I opted to reinstall 10.4 ;-). It worked out! I don't think I'll go back to leopard until full release, though. I freaking love it, but I'd rather not have any difficulties with future phone flashes
07-03-2007, 02:01 AM #11
Yeah, I tried installing Leopard on my Core Duo iMac, it lasted just 2 days. I couldn't get connected to the internet. I tried using the same settings that worked in Tiger but had no luck. Leopard sure did look nice though. I loved the new dock and playing around with Time Machine. Forgot to check out spaces, though. I loved having my web browser on one window and a Pan running in another desktop under Linux. Can't wait to see the finished product in October. Now I'm back in Tiger and I still haven't finished re-installing my most used apps.
07-05-2007, 02:45 PM #12
My iPhone seemed to work fine in Leopard WWDC build. I didn't try to do much with the iPhone there, but it grabbed all my camera photos right off the iPhone with little effort and also showed a cool picture of the iPhone while doing it.
I updated to the new iTunes, but didn't try it for anything with my iPhone because I have it paired with my Tiger install.