Currently Being ModeratedNov 24, 2012 2:48 PM (in response to Steve Darden)
I though you needed to have iTunes on your computer to subscribe to imatch?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 24, 2012 3:13 PM (in response to Jimzgoldfinch)
Thanks Jim, I agree. To get him started I'll connect his backup drive to one of our Macs, boot from the backup. I just read these two articles - it appears this will work for him, including the backup-in-the-cloud:
Currently Being ModeratedNov 25, 2012 12:09 AM (in response to Steve Darden)
Thanks for a couple of great articles which covers most common questions posted on this forum.
Will you friend still will still have iTunes Match on his MacBook? He will need this to manage his iPad and iPod!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 25, 2012 12:52 AM (in response to Jimzgoldfinch)
No, his MacBook is dead-dead. The question is can he go iPad-only with no Mac iTunes support.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 25, 2012 2:17 AM (in response to Steve Darden)
If he wants to keep itunes match, he will still need to connect to itunes and subscribe to imatch on a computer.
Not sure what happens if subscription is still current but I would have thought he would still have access to match until subscription expires.
Otherwise, I understand that he would be able to manage his ipad without a stand alone computer.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 8:44 PM (in response to Jimzgoldfinch)
Well, he doesn't have iTunes Match because he will require a Mac to do the the upload. That's his problem - dead Mac. I'm willing to do the upload for him but cannot take on responsibility for making a standalone iPad replace a Mac.
I've decided to recommend that he be conservative - buy a base level Mac Mini.