Mac mini plus ipad...

Discussion in 'iPad' started by nyprospect, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

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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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    Stealthipad

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    You need to look for the minimum requirements for iTunes:cool:
     
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    MrWillie

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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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    ecschwarz

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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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    MrWillie

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    Cool. My mom is thinking about an iPad, and still uses a G5 iMac. Man that thing is bullet proof.
     
  6. macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    You can sync it with anything that supports the latest version of iTunes (Mac or PC)
     
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    iPhoneCollector

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    even the oldest mac mini will do the job
     
  9. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks so much for the replies.Happy new year!
     

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