I've not ventured in here before now because the title said Samsung/Android and I neither have experience with them nor want experience with them, so avoided it. Little did I know its really an Apple thread
I've had the iPad 1 and the iPad 3 which is really called the NEW iPad. The iPad4 came out this past fall, but is called simply iPad with Retinal Display.
What I love about the 3rd & 4th Gen iPads is Siri . . .asking quick questions, opening apps when I can't find the ones I'm looking for, taking dictation, setting reminders, timers, etc. HUGE timesaver.
If you plan to watch movies, you'll want to consider the 32gb, that's large enough to hold a large number of apps, several hundred songs . . .and still have 6 or 7 gigs available to download a rentable movie.
I agree they're more expensive than the other tablets . . .but just like Apple computers . . .they simply work and work simply. I've been a heavy Mac user since 1988 . . .stuck with them through OS 7 and 9 and even through the painful OS X when nothing the first year ran on anything but native environment, ugh! But through it all, the hardware never once . . .and I mean not even a single time, ever failed me. Not one virus, ever . . .never a single penny spent for someone to do repairs, etc. my Macs have always just worked. That's not to say no one ever has a problem . . .but that there's a reason they consistently rank number one in customer satisfaction . . ,because we just have far fewer problems than the Windoze world. REALLY
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