Am I correct in assuming that if I upgrade my phone to iOS 7, it will demand that I upgrade my desktop to iTunes 11 in order to sync my music or do a local, non-iCloud backup?
I'm still running iTunes 10.7 on MacOS 10.8 because iTunes 11 deleted features I depend heavily upon. I suspect that my unwillingness to upgrade my primary machine to iTunes 11 means that I can't ever upgrade my phone again, but I'd like confirmation of that.
Update: Are you surprised that the answer is "yes"? I am not surprised.