6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 3, 2010 11:18 PM by Michael Morgan1
Rick2264 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Im getting the message that my operating system is 10.4.11 and the ipad doesnt recognise it...how do i upgrade.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (12,710 points)
    www.apple.com

    Navigate to the Apple store and look for software.
  • Rick2264 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Ive tried that and its driving me mad trying to find the right one...I must be thick !! any help is appreciated !
  • Ralph Landry1 Level 8 Level 8 (39,795 points)
    Rick, welcome to the Apple Discussions.

    First question, exactly which iMac do you have? If it is the Power PC, i.e., G5, then you are limited to Mac OS X version 10.5.8. If you have an Intel model then you can go up to 10.6.4.

    If you have the G5 model and want to buy OS 10.5 you will have to call Apple customer support and purchase the disks from them. Depending on which release of 10.5 they send, you can upgrade for free by downloading on-line.

    To use the iMac-iPad interface you need iTunes version 9.1 or higher...10.0.1 is the latest. But iTunes 9.1 will not run with any version of Mac OS X older than 10.5.8.

    Hope this helps clarify things a little.
  • xined Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Ralph,
    I'm sorry but I don't think that can be exactly right. I am running OSX 10.4.11 and iTunes 9.2.1. However, the main problem is that I, too, received my iPad as a gift and can't use it with this OS. I personally think is a bit ridiculous considering I bought this MacBook (black,Intel) shortly after its release in late December 2006. The machine is not even four years old. Considering the $1500 price tag, I really do think Apple should support their product a bit longer than 3 years (looking back to when iPad was released in April this year). Can anyone provide the OS upgrade options? I'm looking for least expensive, unless a bit more money gains a lot more functionality. Please help!
  • Michael Morgan1 Level 7 Level 7 (23,825 points)
    xined wrote:
    Ralph,
    I'm sorry but I don't think that can be exactly right. . . .). Can anyone provide the OS upgrade options? I'm looking for least expensive, unless a bit more money gains a lot more functionality. ...


    It is exactly right. Your options are to upgrade your OS to meet minimum requirements for the iPad, meaning at least 10.5.8 and appropriate version of iTunes. Cheapest would almost certainly be an upgrade to 10.6 if you're running Intel; if not, then Leopard install disks can ordered from the Store (phone orders only), from Amazon (most expensive, usually), eBay, craigslist, etc. Get more focused guidance in the OS forums.