Confused On Purchase-Need Help
I do not presently own an IPad. I have an Ipod Touch 4G(WIFI only) and love it, but I need a bigger screen do to vision issues.. I will use the IPad for web surfing, gaming(simulation like sports and Xplane 9) + other fun apps(not business productivity, as I am just a retired geezer).
Dilemma: Wait for TPad 3 or get an IPad 2 now ! My son has an IPad 2 and it is just terrific. I loaded my favorite sports and simulation gmes on it and they ran and looked super. BUT, will I kick myself in the butt(literally) 6 months from noe if the new IPad 3 ileaves the 2 in the dust(much better screen, longer battery life, much faster processor....). My intellect tells me to wait, but facing a long Fall/Winter in Wisconsinmy gut says why wait when I could be enjoying this great /proven/beautiful piece of technology for the next6=7 months.
It is not easy being a senior tech junkie !
No Flash Not A D Deal breaher
I use my Touch on the Web all the time and 90% of the time I can play most video clips I want the most, so I figure the IPad 2 will do as well. My most basic issue is: Am I waiting for new specs on the 3 that will make my Ipad 2 puchase so far behind the performance curve that I will be severly dissapointed. 7-8 mopnths is a long haul when you are 71(not complaining) so my philosophy has been enjoy life while I can(XBOX and PC gaming and now an IPad). I will not be using it for high end utility apps or esoteric applications, just web and sim games.
I went to an Apple Store in a big mall and they were so mobbed on a weekday morning(just amazing in this so called lousy economy) it turned me off. I will probably go to my neighborhood Best Buy Tablet section(quiet with smart young guys who are very helpful). Anyone think an extended protection plan is worth getting($99) if I decide to take the plunge ? Any recommendations on a case which is clear to protect the back from scratches(I love how the back looks, so I don't want to cover it)+ protection for the screen(just to cover it when not in use-not to go