Java version 1.6.0_1.7 required for installation but no newer Java version in Apple Software update

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12 Feb, 2010 09:43 AM

When trying to install beatunes 2.1.3 a message appeared which asked to update Java from version 1.5.0_22 to 1.6.0_1.7.
However when running Apple software update, a message appears that I am using the latest version of Java.
How should I proceed ?

I am using Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8 and I use iTunes version 9.0.3.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 12 Feb, 2010 10:01 AM

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    Apple unfortunately never released a Java 6 for OS X 10.5 and 32 bit processors. Any chance you have an older Intel Core Duo that is 32 bit only?

    If so, your only options are using beaTunes 2.0.19 (which requires only Java 5) from or updating to OS X 10.6, as Apple supports Java 6 on OS X and older processors.

    Hope this helps!


  2. 2 Posted by gerzwa on 12 Feb, 2010 10:21 AM

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    Hi Hendrik,

    Many thanks for your very quick answer !
    You are right: I checked which processor is inside my iMac and it is indeed
    an old Intel Core Duo processor which is 32bit.
    I will download the older version of beatunes and maybe later install
    Leopard Snow and then update beatunes afterwards.

    Many thanks,

  3. hendrik closed this discussion on 12 Feb, 2010 10:56 AM.

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