After mucking about for some time and scouring the World Wide Web with little to no success on reference as to how to overcome this anomaly, we finally found the suggestion of an answer at the Apple Support site. Ironically, in a knowledge base article directed at Wintel users, using iPhones and iTunes.
On this hunch, we proceeded to download iTunes 7.6 and re-installed it into our already iTunes equipped Mac. Funny thing is, it seemed to do the trick and now our iPhones are talking to our Macs again.
With this issue resolved, we take back a little of our gripe about the woes of Leopard but nevertheless, there are still the odd few printers and peripherals that won’t yet work with Leopard.
To be honest, the main impetus for us to attempt to install Leopard on our PowerPC-based Macs is less from the bells and whistles that Leopard is touted to come with, but more of the fact that its a fully Universal Mac OS. Having said that, Mac OS X 10.4.11 Tiger is still probably the most stable Mac OS out there but we’ve got to move on and meddle with the new offerings Apple Inc has.
Before ending this article, we have to say that one of the cooler aspects of Leopard is the refreshed Airport Admin Utility, now known only as Airport Utility. Which offers greater functionality and communication from our Airport access points (Extreme/Express), most notably the new ability to view which machines or other access points which are currently connected to your Airport.