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Can't Update iTouch
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Feb 9, 2013, 07:23 PM
I was trying to download some apps for my son's iTouch and the apps I was selecting were saying I needed a newer OS. I have 4.2.1. I know 4.3 is out there but when I check for update I get the message that my OS is current.
What gives?
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Feb 10, 2013, 03:10 AM
The second-generation iPod touch cannot be upgraded past 4.2.1. It requires newer hardware.

If it is a third-generation iPod touch, but iTunes is telling you it's up to date: upgrading to and syncing with a newer iOS version requires a more recent version of iTunes.

The last version of iTunes that ran under 10.4.11 is only able to deal with iOS up to 4.2.1, IIRC. Going beyond that requires installation of 10.5 or 10.6, and then a newer iTunes.
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Feb 10, 2013, 08:34 PM
Originally Posted by adamsdad View Post
... iTouch...
For Pete's sake, it's an iPod Touch.
There's no such thing as an iTouch.
Good grief!
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