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    Angry iPad..not having the best of luck
    So i get the iPad and i have a mac with the G4 processor so there's no way I'm going to even be able to use my iPad until it can connect to a mac with the appropriate OS. So a friend uses his to set it up and everything comes on, I take it home and am messing around with it, notice i'm getting down to 78% battery life and plug it into the wall......as soon as I do it gives me the "plug into iTunes" picture and I can no longer use my iPad again?!!! Is this right? If I'm traveling and this happens I'm going to be t totally ******.

    I planned on buying a suitable mac but don't want to have to do it right away! Any one out there with the expertise to assist?

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    Sounds like a fluke to me, I'd take it into the apple store and have them give you a new one. How old is your G4? Are you sure it didn't just need iTunes 9.1?
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    It may not charge with the G4 but you should be able to sync it.

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    I don't know about the PPC computers and newest versions of iTunes, but you should definitely not have that wall charging issue. Since a wall charger is basically the only way to charge, you shouldn't have to re-sync every time you charge it.
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    G4=non leopard/snow leopard
    for clarification, i plugged it into the wall, not my computer cause I thought it would cause problems since my computer was not used to set it up.
    I did update my iTunes to the correct level it tells me my OS is not compatible (Tiger)

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    When my friend set it up though we did not register iPad. Would that be the reason it wants to sync again as soon as I put a plug in it to the wall?

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    Just take the G4 back and tell Apple to give you a new one to sync with your iPad. Problem solved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ezcompane View Post
    Just take the G4 back and tell Apple to give you a new one to sync with your iPad. Problem solved.
    You are joking right? The last time Apple sold a G4 computer was something like 2006 (4 years ago). I doubt very highly that Apple will accept a G4 "return" at this point!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gshill View Post
    So i get the iPad and i have a mac with the G4 processor so there's no way I'm going to even be able to use my iPad until it can connect to a mac with the appropriate OS.
    You didn't mention the specs of your G4 computer...but Apple says that you need a Macintosh computer with OS 10.5.8 and a USB 2.0 port....to use with your iPad.

    If your G4 has an 867mhz G4 processor (or faster) then it can run OS 10.5 "Leopard" (you need to buy this if you don't already have it)...and then you would need to do a software update to OS 10.5.8. And you would need a USB 2.0 port.

    Hope this helps,

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    DO NOT register the iPad on someone elses iTunes, it will cause issues later on. Just ask them to activate it in the Apple store and you can then use it just fine.

    Incidentally, you don't even need the latest iTunes to do this - when I activated mine in the Apple store, the MacBook they plugged it into said it did not support the devices, he clicked OK and it was activated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    You are joking right? The last time Apple sold a G4 computer was something like 2006 (4 years ago). I doubt very highly that Apple will accept a G4 "return" at this point!

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    I'm thinking it was a joke...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    You are joking right? The last time Apple sold a G4 computer was something like 2006 (4 years ago). I doubt very highly that Apple will accept a G4 "return" at this point!

    - Nick
    The last G4 imac was discontinued in July 2004. I knew your date was wrong cause I bought my C2D imac from the store online in 2006.

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