February 22, 2003 7:54PM
iPod + iTunes + AppleTV
edited January 2014
Just out of curiosity, can the windoze iPod be used with a mac? Is there any differences besides the firewire adapter?
Reply 1 of 6
February 23, 2003 4:02AM
Yes, a Windows iPod can be used on a Mac. Apparently you just need to download the latest iPod software from Apple and it will reformat the iPod harddisk for HFS+.
The reverse however is not possible: reformatting a Mac iPod for use on a Windows machine. Now, there may be some Windows shareware that will allow you to reformat the disk but according to Apple only a Windows to Mac switch can be done not the reverse.
Reply 2 of 6
February 23, 2003 6:35AM
How convienient (or however you spell it)
Reply 3 of 6
February 23, 2003 9:12AM
Incidentally, this fits in with Apple's Switch campaign: if you have a Windows box and buy a Windows iPod then you needn't worry as you can reformat your iPod to work with your Mac when you toss out the PC and buy a Mac, 'cause eventually your gonna do it, right?!
Switching in the other direction is not an option.
Reply 4 of 6
February 24, 2003 11:09AM
This is probably not bad news for Apple users, cos very few Mac users will want to switch to windows.
Reply 5 of 6
February 24, 2003 5:39PM
YES!!!! That is GREAT!!! I'm so glad I found this out!! since I bought my wife a windows iPod when I eventually switch to Mac, I can take my wife's iPod demote my Dell to a DASD (Data Access Storage Device) and buy HER a Mac!!!
Everything is going just as I foresaw it...THEN I can start the wheels turning on MY purchase of the Powerbook...heh heh heh heh heh heh heh....
Reply 6 of 6
February 24, 2003 6:46PM
dude, you're evil...