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The minimum supported version of the Mac OS -- required to sync content via iTunes on a Mac -- for each iPod, iPhone and iPad is listed below. Complete technical specifications are merely a click away.

Be mindful of asterisks, as these indicate that particularly important details are provided on the complete specs page.

Also see: All Capabilities and Identifiers for iPod, iPhone & iPad Models as well as Macs By Capability.




1 Apple Device Minimum Mac OS Support 1 iPad Wi-Fi (Original/1st Gen) Mac OS X 10.5.8 1 iPad Wi-Fi/3G/GPS (Original/1st Gen) Mac OS X 10.5.8 1 iPad 2 (Wi-Fi Only) Mac OS X 10.5.8 1 iPad 2 (Wi-Fi/GSM/GPS) Mac OS X 10.5.8 1 iPad 2 (Wi-Fi/CDMA/GPS) Mac OS X 10.5.8 1 iPad 2 (Wi-Fi Only, iPad2,4) Mac OS X 10.5.8 1 iPad 3rd Gen (Wi-Fi Only) Mac OS X 10.5.8 1 iPad 3rd Gen (Wi-Fi/Cellular AT&T/GPS) Mac OS X 10.5.8 1 iPad 3rd Gen (Wi-Fi/Cellular Verizon/GPS) Mac OS X 10.5.8 1 iPad 4th Gen (Wi-Fi Only) Mac OS X 10.6.8 1 iPad 4th Gen (Wi-Fi/AT&T/GPS) Mac OS X 10.6.8 1 iPad 4th Gen (Wi-Fi/Verizon & Sprint/GPS) Mac OS X 10.6.8 1 iPad mini (Wi-Fi Only/1st Gen) Mac OS X 10.6.8 1 iPad mini (Wi-Fi/AT&T/GPS - 1st Gen) Mac OS X 10.6.8 1 iPad mini (Wi-Fi/VZ & Sprint/GPS - 1st Gen) Mac OS X 10.6.8 1 iPad Air (Wi-Fi Only) Mac OS X 10.6.8 1 iPad Air (Wi-Fi/Cellular) Mac OS X 10.6.8 1 iPad Air (Wi-Fi/TD-LTE - China) Mac OS X 10.6.8 1 iPad mini 2 (Retina/2nd Gen, Wi-Fi Only) Mac OS X 10.6.8 1 iPad mini 2 (Retina/2nd Gen, Wi-Fi/Cellular) Mac OS X 10.6.8 1 iPad mini 2 (Retina/2nd Gen, China) Mac OS X 10.6.8 1 iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi Only) Mac OS X 10.6.8 1 iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi/Cellular) Mac OS X 10.6.8 1 iPad mini 3 (Wi-Fi Only) Mac OS X 10.6.8 1 iPad mini 3 (Wi-Fi/Cellular) Mac OS X 10.6.8 1 iPad mini 3 (Wi-Fi/Cellular, China) Mac OS X 10.6.8 1 iPhone (Original/1st Gen/EDGE) Mac OS X 10.4.10 1 iPhone 3G Mac OS X 10.4.10 1 iPhone 3GS Mac OS X 10.4.11 1 iPhone 3G (China/No Wi-Fi) Mac OS X 10.4.11 1 iPhone 3GS (China/No Wi-Fi) Mac OS X 10.4.11 1 iPhone 4 (GSM) Mac OS X 10.5.8* 1 iPhone 4 (CDMA/Verizon/Sprint) Mac OS X 10.5.8* 1 iPhone 4S (4s*) Mac OS X 10.5.8* 1 iPhone 4S (GSM China/WAPI) Mac OS X 10.5.8* 1 iPhone 5 (GSM/LTE 4, 17/North America) Mac OS X 10.6.8* 1 iPhone 5 (CDMA/LTE, Sprint/Verizon/KDDI) Mac OS X 10.6.8* 1 iPhone 5 (GSM/LTE 1, 3, 5/International) Mac OS X 10.6.8* 1 iPhone 5 (CDMA China/UIM/WAPI) Mac OS X 10.6.8* 1 iPhone 5 (GSM/LTE/AWS/North America) Mac OS X 10.6.8* 1 iPhone 5c (GSM/North America/A1532) Mac OS X 10.6.8* 1 iPhone 5c (CDMA/Verizon/A1532) Mac OS X 10.6.8* 1 iPhone 5c (CDMA/China Telecom/A1532) Mac OS X 10.6.8* 1 iPhone 5c (CDMA/US/Japan/A1456) Mac OS X 10.6.8* 1 iPhone 5c (UK/Europe/Middle East/A1507) Mac OS X 10.6.8* 1 iPhone 5c (China Unicom/A1526) Mac OS X 10.6.8* 1 iPhone 5c (Asia Pacific/A1529) Mac OS X 10.6.8* 1 iPhone 5c (China Mobile/A1516) Mac OS X 10.6.8* 1 iPhone 5s (GSM/North America/A1533) Mac OS X 10.6.8* 1 iPhone 5s (CDMA/Verizon/A1533) Mac OS X 10.6.8* 1 iPhone 5s (CDMA/China Telecom/A1533) Mac OS X 10.6.8* 1 iPhone 5s (CDMA/US/Japan/A1453) Mac OS X 10.6.8* 1 iPhone 5s (UK/Europe/Middle East/A1457) Mac OS X 10.6.8* 1 iPhone 5s (China Unicom/A1528) Mac OS X 10.6.8* 1 iPhone 5s (Asia Pacific/A1530) Mac OS X 10.6.8* 1 iPhone 5s (China Mobile/A1518) Mac OS X 10.6.8* 1 iPhone 6 (GSM/North America/A1549) Mac OS X 10.6.8* 1 iPhone 6 (CDMA/Verizon/A1549) Mac OS X 10.6.8* 1 iPhone 6 (Global/Sprint/A1586) Mac OS X 10.6.8* 1 iPhone 6 (China Mobile/A1589) Mac OS X 10.6.8* 1 iPhone 6 Plus (GSM/North America/A1522) Mac OS X 10.6.8* 1 iPhone 6 Plus (CDMA/Verizon/A1522) Mac OS X 10.6.8* 1 iPhone 6 Plus (Global/Sprint/A1524) Mac OS X 10.6.8* 1 iPhone 6 Plus (China Mobile/A1593) Mac OS X 10.6.8* 1 iPod (Original/Scroll Wheel) MacOS 9.2.1 & X 10.1 1 iPod 2nd Gen (Touch Wheel) MacOS 9.2.2 & X 10.1.4 1 iPod 3rd Gen (10/15/30) MacOS X 10.1.5 1 iPod 3rd Gen (10/20/40) MacOS X 10.1.5 1 iPod 3rd Gen (15/20/40) MacOS X 10.1.5 1 iPod 4th Gen (ClickWheel) MacOS X 10.1.5 1 iPod U2 Edition (4th Gen) MacOS X 10.1.5 1 iPod photo (30) MacOS X 10.2.8 1 iPod photo (40/60) MacOS X 10.2.8 1 iPod Color Display MacOS X 10.2.8 1 iPod U2 Edition (Color) MacOS X 10.2.8 1 iPod 5th Gen (with Video) MacOS X 10.3.9 1 iPod U2 Edition 5th Gen MacOS X 10.3.9 1 iPod 5th Gen - Enhanced MacOS X 10.3.9 1 iPod U2 Edition 5th Gen Enhanced MacOS X 10.3.9 1 iPod classic ("Original"/6th Gen) Mac OS X 10.4.8 1 iPod classic (Late 2008/7th Gen) Mac OS X 10.4.11/10.6.8* 1 iPod mini MacOS X 10.1.5 1 iPod mini (2nd Gen) MacOS X 10.2.8 1 iPod nano MacOS X 10.3.4 1 iPod nano (2nd Gen) MacOS X 10.3.9 1 iPod nano 2nd Gen (RED) MacOS X 10.3.9 1 iPod nano (3rd Gen/Fat) MacOS X 10.4.8 1 iPod nano (4th Gen) MacOS X 10.4.11 1 iPod nano (5th Gen/Camera) MacOS X 10.4.11 1 iPod nano (6th Gen/1.54" Multitouch/Clip) Mac OS X 10.5.8 1 iPod nano (7th Gen/2.5" Multitouch) Mac OS X 10.6.8 1 iPod shuffle (1st Gen/White) MacOS X 10.2.8 1 iPod shuffle 2nd Gen (Silver) MacOS X 10.3.9 1 iPod shuffle 2nd Gen (Colors/Early 2007) MacOS X 10.3.9 1 iPod shuffle 2nd Gen (Late 2007) MacOS X 10.4.8 1 iPod shuffle 2nd Gen (Late 2008) MacOS X 10.4.10 1 iPod shuffle 3rd Gen MacOS X 10.4.11 1 iPod shuffle 3rd Gen (Colors) MacOS X 10.4.11 1 iPod shuffle 4th Gen (Wheel/VoiceOver) Mac OS X 10.5.8 1 iPod shuffle 4th Gen (Late 2012) Mac OS X 10.6.8 1 iPod touch (Original/1st Gen) Mac OS X 10.4.10 1 iPod touch (2nd Gen) Mac OS X 10.4.10 1 iPod touch (2nd Gen/2009/8 GB) Mac OS X 10.4.11 1 iPod touch (3rd Gen/32 & 64 GB) Mac OS X 10.4.11 1 iPod touch (4th Gen/FaceTime) Mac OS X 10.5.8 1 iPod touch (4th Gen, 2011) Mac OS X 10.5.8 1 iPod touch (4th Gen, 2012) Mac OS X 10.6.8 1 iPod touch (5th Gen) Mac OS X 10.6.8 1 iPod touch (5th Gen, No iSight, 2013) Mac OS X 10.6.8 1 iPod touch (5th Gen, 16 GB, 2014) Mac OS X 10.6.8


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