I want an iPad; will it work with my computer?

The iPad is a unique device that allows you to access information both from what is stored in the iPad, and from the Internet. Most people will need to manage the iPad from their computer. This is done using iTunes - version 9.1 or newer; preferably the most recent version. In order for this to work, your computer must have a USB 2.0 port. Hardware requirements are as follows: Mac system requirements • Mac computer with USB 2.0 port • Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later • iTunes 9.1 or later Windows system requirements PC with USB 2.0 port • Windows 7; Windows Vista; or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later • iTunes 9.1 or later If you are considering giving an iPad (or iPod) as a gift, you might want to find out if the recipient's computer meets these requirements. Every year we have many people who come looking for solutions to this problem when they receive a gift that does not work with their computer.