5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 23, 2012 3:48 PM by Peredorocks
Peredorocks Level 1 Level 1

I just bought a new iPad mini and it doesn't sync with my macbook/iTunes. As a Mac consumer I´m very disapoited because it seems that my macbook (white dual core 2.4) doesn't support the latest systems version required to sync the iPad.

iPad requires the latest iTunes version, the iTunes update requires the latest Mac OS X, and the systems/software update doesn't show the last OS X to do the update.


What can I do??


Please, I´m not considering the solution: "purchase a new macbook". This is outrageous. My book has less than 5 years.


Thanks everybody!

  • DanInDub Level 3 Level 3

    iPad mini requires Mac OS 10.6.8 or later.


    What Operating system do you have? You can check it by clicking on Apple logo in the top left corner > About this Mac.


    Your Macbook can easily be upgraded as far as 10.7.5. There is no need to purchase new laptop. Just new operating system for it.

  • GrumpyGator Level 5 Level 5

    If you can post your current OS X version, people could help. You also don't necessarily need to sync with itunes, unless you have content on your mac you want on your ipad.

  • rexfromkaikoura Level 2 Level 2

    Syncing with iTunes on a Mac or PC requires:

    Mac: OS X v10.6.8 or later

    PC: Windows 7; Windows Vista; or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later

    iTunes 10.7 or later

  • Ralph9430 Level 6 Level 6

    The iPad mini does NOT require the latest operating system on your Mac to sync. But you must have at least OSX 10.6.8 also called Snow Leopard. Since that OSX there have been two more recent OSX including Lion and Mountain Lion.


    If you can update to Snow Leopard contact Apple for the update. If your computer will not run OSX 10.6.8 the only choice you have is to use your iPad with the ability to sync.


    It definitely pays to check OSX requirements before making the purchase.


    To install Snow Leopard for the first time, you must have a Mac with:

    An Intel processor

    An internal or external DVD drive, or DVD or CD Sharing

    At least 1 GB of RAM (additional RAM is recommended)

    A built-in display or a display connected to an Apple-supplied video card supported by your computer

    At least 5 GB of disk space available, or 7 GB of disk space if you install the developer tools


    If your MacBook meets these requirement call Apple and ask about the system upgrade.

  • Peredorocks Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks, the OS current version in my macbook is Mac OS X 10.5.8 (9L31a)