Running Ipad2 with Mac Mini OS X 10.4.11

stuthompson

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Dec 6, 2011
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Hi, can it be done ? Can i run my old 2006 mac mini with an ipad 2 ?

Model Name: Mac mini
Model Identifier: Macmini1,1
Processor Name: Intel Core Duo
Processor Speed: 1.83 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache (per processor): 2 MB
Memory: 512 MB
Bus Speed: 667 MHz
Boot ROM Version: MM11.

Could I run it through icloud to listen to music what I have on itune mac mini at the moment ? running itune 9.02

I have tried to load up itune 10 but not letting me.

Any ideas ?
 

crobbins

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Nov 11, 2006
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Colorado
You need to update to at least 10.5 (Leopard) in order to run iTunes 10.5..this is necessary to run iTunes Match etc..
 

stuthompson

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Dec 6, 2011
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Thanks for reply. Will 10.5 run on my Mac Mini ? Looking on the Apple support page I'm not so sure ????
 

porcupine8

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Mar 2, 2011
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I have 10.5 running on my PowerBook G4, which is a PowerPC processor and only 1.25 GHz. I'm sure your mini can handle it.
 

Confuzzzed

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Aug 7, 2011
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Thanks for reply. Will 10.5 run on my Mac Mini ? Looking on the Apple support page I'm not so sure ????
I don't think it will if it's first generation mac mini. I have one of those beasts, and the furthest it will go is 10.4 (have had this confirmed with Apple care) when I needed to upgrade the OS so that I could change to a newer printer. In the end had to buy an older reconditioned printer because most new printers out of a box require 10.5 onwards
 

Confuzzzed

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Aug 7, 2011
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Can i run my old 2006 mac mini?
Although if it's a 2006 machine, it may be second generation (utilising the Intel processor although these were actually denoted macmini 1,1) in which case you may be in luck? First generation (mine was early 2005 and was denoted powermac 10,1) won't go beyond 10.4

In fact looking at your processor speed (1.83 GHz), you probably have a late 2006 machine which will definitely run 10.5 (Tiger)
 

MiniMoke

macrumors member
Nov 12, 2009
55
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Got the same Mini and SL runs like a charm.

Will use it as DVD player / Media Server now.

Wonderful machine
 
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