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What is the latest iTunes that will still run on a Power PC based Mac?

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The current version (iTunes 10) will run on a PowerPC machine but it has some small limitations (primarily it can not play High Definition video from the iTunes Store)

System Requirements:

Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5 or G4 processor
Intel, PowerPC G5 or 1.0GHz PowerPC G4 or faster processor is required to play Standard Definition video from the iTunes Store
2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or faster processor is required to play HD video, an iTunes LP, or iTunes Extras from the iTunes Store
Mac OS X version 10.5 or later

Source (iTunes Download Page)

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as long as iTunes 10 (newer version of iTunes) need OS X 10.5 (Leopard) as it's minimum requirement and you can install leopard on your Powerpc then latest itunes that was supported by Powerpc is the last one iTunes 10.

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It's quite possible to make an app that requires 10.5 and have it be Intel only. In this case it isn't so. In say, Chrome's case it is so. – Chealion Sep 8 '10 at 16:10

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