iMac & DVD

Just bought an iMac 27. I had a program on my PC to transfer DVDs to my iPad? Can I do the same thing with my iMac?


You can buy a program for that if you want on the Mac. Of course, there is the minor problem that current iMacs do not come with optical drives, which means that you will need an external hard drive...

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