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Old Dec 30, 2010, 05:38 AM   #1
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Hi guys.I am interested in purchasing an ipad and i am wondering what is the oldest mac mini i could use to sync the ipad with.Thank so much.have a safe New years.
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Old Dec 30, 2010, 05:41 AM   #2
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You need to look for the minimum requirements for iTunes
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Any Intel Mac will do the trick. You can also use your Winders machine like I do.
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Old Dec 31, 2010, 05:25 PM   #4
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The current version of iTunes will even run on a G4 Mac mini (my old one stores things for my 2nd generation Apple TV and iPad)
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The current version of iTunes will even run on a G4 Mac mini (my old one stores things for my 2nd generation Apple TV and iPad)
Cool. My mom is thinking about an iPad, and still uses a G5 iMac. Man that thing is bullet proof.
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Old Dec 31, 2010, 06:19 PM   #6
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You only need to have at least Leopard and iTunes 10.x. The oldest minis still support this. I have an original G4 one with a 1TB external drive that I use as my iTunes server with my iPods, iPhone 4 and iPad. Still works great. I would guess that this may be the last hurrah for the non Intel ones though. Each additional upgrade seems to be leaving the G4 further behind. I would guess an early Intel mac mini might be the best choice as it will surely be compatible for a bit longer.
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You can sync it with anything that supports the latest version of iTunes (Mac or PC)
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Thanks so much for the replies.Happy new year!
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