Excuse me if there's a thread for this somewhere.
I searched but couldn't find anything relevant.
Asking on behalf of a friend.( Yes, there actually IS a friend..
not my lame way of saying I'm too embarrassed to admit there's
something I dont know )
I don't have an iPad and the iMac in question is the old
model that has a dome base with the monitor connected by
a rod. I believe it was called the 'Sunflower' model for
some reason. As an Intel iMac owner with no iPad, I'm
clueless on this. His sys specs are..
Mac OSX 10.4.11
Processor 800Mhz Power PC G4
Memory 512 mb sd Ram
His problem is connectivity. When he uses the cable that
came with the iPad and connects to the ancient iMac, he
can't get iPad to charge. That's not a big problem cos' he
can plug the iPad into the electricity socket and charge
that way. What he really wants to do is transfer MP4 media
and MP3s' from the iMac to the iPad using said cable.
Can he do that? I told him that after connecting one to
the other I would expect to see the iPad icon on the iMac
desktop as an external device, but he says nothing shows.
Any info would be gratefully received.
The iPad doesn't mount as a drive, so it won't appear in Finder or on the desktop. In terms of charging, from here :
The fastest way to charge your iPad is with the included 10W USB Power Adapter. iPad will also charge, although more slowly, when attached to a computer with a high-power USB port (many recent Mac computers) or with an iPhone Power Adapter. When attached to a computer via a standard USB port (most PCs or older Mac computers) iPad will charge, but only when it's in sleep mode
To be able to use iTunes on his Mac to sync content to the iPad he will need to update his OS X version (I'm not an expert on Macs so I don't know if that is possible with that model) - 10.5.8 is the minimum I think (the new iPad 4 requires 10.6.8+)