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    Question iPad 1 update
    I have a old iMac that I can't update past 10.4.11, can i take my iPad to the apple store and have them update it ? And if so is it free ?

    Thanks !

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    I suspect they would update it for free. Actually, if no one's looking, you could probably plug it in to on of their display Macs and do it yourself for free!

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    Wouldn't iTunes get all tetchy and try to wipe the iPad before the update, due to it only being able to sync with one PC at a time?!
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    Hmmmm

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    I don't know though, Apple may have some sort of bypass that allows them to update devices willy-nilly.

    If your nearest store isn't too far away, I'd give them a shout!
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    Good idea....I really need a new computer...lol....any comments on my other posts ?

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    Ok thanks, yea that actually started when I plugged my iPad into iMac and wanted to see what update I could possibly do

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckoir View Post
    Wouldn't iTunes get all tetchy and try to wipe the iPad before the update, due to it only being able to sync with one PC at a time?!
    Yes, but it's a non-issue. Backup your iPad at home. Then update at the Apple Store. It will warn you that you'll lose your data since you are syncing with a different machine, but proceed anyway. Losing the data make no difference. Once the iOS update is complete, go back home and restore from the backup you made. Your apps and data will be restore, but are restored onto the new iOS firmware.

    Technically, the same thing happens when you update at home on your own machine. iTunes backs up the iPad. It then wipes the data & installs the new firmware. Once the update is complete, it restores from the backup it made at the beginning. No matter where you update, the data is going to get wiped from the iPad for a brief period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaygray View Post
    Yes, but it's a non-issue. Backup your iPad at home. Then update at the Apple Store. It will warn you that you'll lose your data since you are syncing with a different machine, but proceed anyway. Losing the data make no difference. Once the iOS update is complete, go back home and restore from the backup you made. Your apps and data will be restore, but are restored onto the new iOS firmware.

    Technically, the same thing happens when you update at home on your own machine. iTunes backs up the iPad. It then wipes the data & installs the new firmware. Once the update is complete, it restores from the backup it made at the beginning. No matter where you update, the data is going to get wiped from the iPad for a brief period.
    I called the apple store and they said that the iPad should be backed up from my home computer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Socalfem View Post
    I called the apple store and they said that the iPad should be backed up from my home computer
    Yes. That's exactly what Jaygray said. Second sentence of his post, in fact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    Yes. That's exactly what Jaygray said. Second sentence of his post, in fact.
    Then if I backup at home then it doesn't matter what the guy at apple store said because it would be the same thing as long as I back up first....does that make sense.....LOL

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