Apple: No Apple software for Windows yet compatible with Microsoft’s Vista

Apple has posted a support document, “Apple Software versions and Microsoft Windows compatibility” that shows no Apple software products are currently compatible with Microsoft’s Windows Vista.

Some Apple software applications are designed to run on certain versions of Microsoft Windows. The table below lists Apple software applications and the version(s) of Windows on which each is supported.

Apple software for Windows and Windows compatibility information

iTunes 7.0.2 Windows XP or Windows 2000 (with Service Pack 4) / For information on Windows Vista and iTunes, see this document.
QuickTime 7.1.3 Windows XP or Windows 2000 (with Service Pack 4)
Apple Software Update for Windows 1.0 Windows XP or Windows 2000 (with Service Pack 4)
iPod shuffle Reset Utility 1.0 Windows XP (with Service Pack 2) or Windows 2000 (with Service Pack 4)
Bonjour for Windows 1.0.3 Windows 2000 or Windows XP (latest Windows Service Pack recommended)
AirPort for Windows 4.2 Windows 2000 or Windows XP
Standalone iPod Updater (for iTunes 6) 2006-06-28 Windows 2000 (with Service Pack 4 or later) or Windows XP (with Service Pack 2 or later
iDisk Utility 1.0.1 Windows XP
AppleWorks for Windows 6.2 Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000 and XP

This document will be revised as compatibility information changes.


[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dion” for the heads up.]

[Attribution: InformationWeek]

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  1. iTunes and quicktime appear to be functioning fine on my Vista install.
    They are completely fresh installs with no content in them, nor will there ever likely be. I use my Macs for that.
    I am able to watch movie trailers in HD off of the Apple site-so it appears to work fine.

    My little Vista box is only used to play WoW or one or 2 other games with all the graphics bells and whistles enabled, everything else is done on my Macs.

  2. This could actually hurt Apple. They need to get Vista compatible versions out the door asap. It’s all about perception, not reality, and the perception does not look good if Apple cannot get out working version – Vista, in all its crappy existence did not appear over night.

    Apple, as a Windows developer has access to all the Vista builds and codebase. It’s hard to excuse Apple in this case. If they want to present themselves as the best Windows developer (as they claimed when they released iTunes for Windows), they need to act like it.

    Just the way I see it.

  3. The word is getting out about the Mac. The following link is to a positive article about Macs aimed towards Window users. The author seems to have just discovered “Boot Camp” and is writing many positive things about Apple and the Mac (Macbook Pro’s) in particular.

    The word is getting out – apparently slowly. (Note: the article is long at 6 pages but you can jump around easily via the TOC.)

    Check out the article here:


  4. And people whine about how Apple was playing dirty pool by formally suggesting that PC users of iTunes should avoid upgrading to Vista for a few weeks until Apple can upgrade iTunes. Mafiashaft knew damn well that Vista was breaking every single one of Apple’s products and purposely didn’t do a damn thing to remedy the situation. I’ll bet twenty bucks the Mafiashaft’s programmers gave extra attention to Vista’s code to insure it 1) broke EVERY one, and 2) was cleverly coded in a way that made it look innocent.

    My only consolation in all of this is that the damn fool betrayed in several of his latest interviews what annoys him most in the world: that so many people think so highly of Steve Jobs (he mentions Jobs by name, not Apple).

    Bill Gates can give away 95% of his money but he will never go down in history like John D. Rockefeller did. Gates will simply be known as very lucky businessman who goal in life was simple: “seize it all and crush all who oppose you.” He will go down in history simply as an evil bastard who gave away all his money in a futile effort to buy good fame.

    As I occasionally have to use PCs, Gates is a bug splat on my windshield of life. Screw him.

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