My mom got an iPad Air as a birthday present. She has been using an iBook G4 running 10.4.11 until now.
I am trying to migrate her photos from the iBook (iPhoto) to the iPad. Is there any easy way to do so?
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No easy way no.
G4 with 10.4 means a (very) old iTunes version (9.2.1). For iTunes 10 you need a least Leopard.
To sync with iOS7 (the default OS of the iPad Air) you'll need iTunes 11.1.
Other options :
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