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MAC OS X 10.5.8. and Ipad 4. Incompatibility?

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Nov 27, 2012 7:41 AM

Hello there,


I've just bought the new Ipad 4 and I have a problem.

My mac book pro runs on MAC OS X 10.5.8 which is apparently not compatible with the new Ipad 4.

I need to download the new version of itunes, I.e. 10.7

But this is impossible to update my itnues. I need MAC OS 10.6.8.


Could you tell me:


1. How I can get MAC OS 10.6.8. and how much this will cost me?

2. Is my "old" mac book pro compatible with that version of MAC OS?

3. Does installing MAC OS X 10.6.8 mean losing all my data and restarting the computer (like the very first time you start it) or does it rather work as a "patch" to fix the old version?

4. Will my "old" mac book po be strong enough to support MAC OS X 10.6.8? It's : 2,4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo , 4Go 667...


PS; I know icloud could be a solution to my problem but  I'd prefer not using it. I prefer itunes...


Sorry for all theses questions, I'm afaraid I am not that gifted with computers...

Many thanks in advance!



MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)


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