3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 24, 2012 3:46 PM by sberman
StacyBeech Level 1 (0 points)

I purchased a new iPad today (16GB wifi only), my computer is an early 2008 MacBook. It wasn't until I was setting everything up that I realized (after researching the issue) that my MacBook will not support the OS X Version required for the iPad. 

Is there anyway I can use them both (i.e storing items in cloud) without having to sync or am I better off returning the iPad until I can afford a new computer and an iPad? Any help or advise I can get would be great!

MacBook (13-inch Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.8), New iPad and old MacBook
  • sberman Level 7 (32,366 points)

    Interesting question.


    Here's an article I found about calendar syncing with an older Mac: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2513


    I'm thinking if you need the assistance of a newer Mac to use its iTunes from time to time with your iPad, you could always visit a nearby Apple Store and they would help you.


    But generally speaking you do not need a computer to support your iPad.  You can update software and do iCloud backups over the air.


    Enjoy your new iPad!

  • StacyBeech Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the quick reply, knowing that I don't need to use iTunes is helpful. The nearest Apple Store is about 2 hours away, so I'm just going to hope that I don't need to go there often.


    I don't know if there is a way to change the "This helped me" to "This solved my question", if I can, I will.

  • sberman Level 7 (32,366 points)

    Thanks. Enjoy, and happy holidays.