Model Name: Mac mini Model Identifier: Macmini2,1 Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Speed: 2 GHz Number Of Processors: 1 Total Number Of Cores: 2 L2 Cache: 4 MB Memory: 3 GB Bus Speed: 667 MHz
I am having the same problem from both front usb ports:
Model Name: Mac Pro Model Identifier: MacPro1,1 Processor Name: Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz Number Of Processors: 2 Total Number Of Cores: 4 L2 Cache (per processor): 4 MB Memory: 4 GB Bus Speed: 1.33 GHz
I have a MacPro version 2,1 with dual quadcores. I can't get the ipad to charge from either the front or back USB ports or from a powered USB hub. Yet it will charge from my 15" MacBook Pro which is just weird that it will charge from the laptop, but not the tower.
Unfortunately the KB articles above tell the sad tale - if you look in system profiler and you're USB ports put out 500ma as my December 2006 MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.33 17" does then you are out of luck for charging while syncing. Glad they "threw in" the charger.