Now that I’ve upgraded my iPhone to iOS 7 it won’t sync anymore with my MacBook. The message I get from iTunes is “The iPhone … cannot be used because it requires iTunes version 11.1 or later.”
Admittedly I have been avoiding upgrading my Mac OS for as long as possible in order to avoid the upgrade spiral. I don’t want to upgrade my Mac OS until I am sure that my old versions of Final Cut Pro and Adobe CS4 tools, including Adobe Premiere and Photoshop will continue to work – I am not ready to upgrade these tools yet.
However, since my iPhone no longer syncs to my MacBook that means my calendars don’t sync either. Sometimes I enter an event into my iPhone, sometimes I enter an event into iCal on my MacBook. I like having that entering an event on one device will also have it appear on the other device – and with this part of the data flow being broken, I feel the upgrade spiral asserting its pressure.
I have a Mac OS 10.6.3 (aka Snow Leopard) CD but before I install it I want to test that Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro will work under this version.
How will I test that without wiping out my current OS? I’m thinking one of two ways:
- Install 10.6.3 to a flash drive (or spare hard drive) and test,
- Install 10.6.3 to a virtual machine and test.
Stay tuned for further developments.