It's not enough to have a USB 2.0 port (those have been around for years). Macs started shipping with "high-power" USB ports that provide significantly more power than the USB spec calls for just in the last couple years or so; these Macs (and presumably Windows computers, if any exist, that provide this service) can charge the iPad.I have a black Macbook, I guess that doesn't count as "sufficiently new"
I don't have an iPad, but TBH I use the power bricks for everything else, so I wouldn't see it as a major issue either.So maybe it won't be a quick fix. That being said even charging with high-power USB it takes twice as long as by AC.
Did you not read any of this post?huh? Of course you can charge it thru a USB. You are probably trying to plug it in thru your keyboard. That port isnt powerful enough, you need to plug it into the back of your imac. Works fine on my Macbok too.
Well he should have been more clear then. Hes making it sound like it cannot be charged via USB period, thats not the case. My imac is almost 3 years old and it charges just fine. Time to upgrade some equipment if you really want to charge it thru USB. Takes forever though.The original poster has a black Macbook.