My parents were thinking about getting an iPad. Sadly, I discovered that the system requirements state "Mac osx 10.5.8 or later." My parents have 10.4.11 and don't really need to update the OS except to use Apple's new devices. I'm not used to anything other than software having system requirements. It doesn't make a lot of sense to me. What does the computer's OS have to do with the portable device's functionality? (it's even more puzzling with the iPods. Why does a shuffle require osx 10.5.8? It's essentially an SD memory card.) Anyway, I don't want to get into too much of a rant. I was just wondering if anyone found themselves in a similar situation. Has anyone found a work-around?