2010-07-28 iPad requires Mac OS 10.5

As you probably know, our Mac Mini still runs Mac OS 10.4. Today I got my iPad. Plugged it in. Started iTunes.

The iPad “iPad” cannot be used because it requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later.

I think I’m going to be angry again.



Did you really expect anything different?

– Harald 2010-07-28 08:50 UTC

Yes I did. I thought that my iTunes has to be up to date. After all this stuff is supposed to work with iTunes installed on a PC, for crying out loud.

AlexSchroeder 2010-07-28 08:54 UTC

Anyway, bought the upgrade, did the backups, made lots of free space on the internal harddisk, and upgrading the system right now.

AlexSchroeder 2010-07-28 14:42 UTC

Well everything seems to be working fine right now. I think I need some iPad app suggestions. :)

AlexSchroeder 2010-07-29 16:06 UTC

I also find I’m replacing iPhone apps with their respective websites again – Facebook for example. The app is for the iPhone and when the iPad is online (no G3) downloading then user interface together with the data is no longer much of an issue.

AlexSchroeder 2010-07-29 19:54 UTC

Man, I am sorry you are having such a time with it. :( that sux.

For app suggestions, I find Good Reader excellent for gaming PDFs. Drop Box is very handy - I believe they have a Linux app for it ax well. I’ve used the Apple Pages, Numbers and Keynote apps. Omni Gaffle is fun for flow charting, say, adventure ideas and such, but a tad expensive.

I used Toodledo for my gtd to do list (non gaming, but a handy to do manager).

I hope your iPad experience improves.

Brian Isikoff 2010-08-01 05:33 UTC

Thanks, Brian. I installed Dropbox and Good Reader, and I haven’t written more on the topic because I’ve spent hours with my wife playing Harbor Master HD. :)

AlexSchroeder 2010-08-01 07:31 UTC

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