I have the original iPhone and I cannot seem to get it recognized by iTunes I followed the troubleshooting advice at http://www.apple.com/support/iphone/assistant/itunes/, but it did not seem to help. Is it no longer supported by iTunes?

  • My guess is because iOS 5 doesn't support it, iTunes probably doesn't support it either.
    – daviesgeek
    Feb 17, 2012 at 20:23

1 Answer 1


iTunes does support the original iPhone, there is no where it is written in the requirements of iTunes 10.5 that says that iTunes requires this version of iOS or this particular iPhone or even iPod in order to sync with it. All Apple music devices should be supported unless other wise noted.

The only point where it may matter is if you have updated to the latest version of iOS from a newer version of iTunes (e.g. greater than and then are attempting to use that updated iOS on an older version of iTunes in this case.

In that situation there may be issues communicating between the two due to apple changing protocols or who knows what else between versions of iTunes and iOS. I suggesting updating to the latest version of iTunes, and then contact Apple or their discussion forms if the problem persists.

  • After I updated to some later version it started working. Thanks for the answer.
    – RyanTM
    Feb 27, 2012 at 22:42

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .