John from Nineveh Junction, NY
My birthday is this week (June 2011) so I treated myself to a new iPad 2 - 64 GB - 3G in white. Actually I've been saving my pin money for months for this "gift" to myself.
I do web sites for small, low budget, local mom & pop businesses. I don't get rich doing that, but I feel I'm helping my community some and I got my iPad from the proceeds.
I'm now 65 and have be4en retired for two years - thanks to the recession. Thanks deregulators for ending my career early. In any case, I have been doing better then younger folks who got caught up in this mess so I'm not complaining.
I'm a long time Apple user, buying my first Mac (a 68k Performa running system 7) as a replacement for my beloved Atari Mega ST. I currently use an Intel iMac and have 3 or four other Macs in the house.
I skipped the iPad 1 realizing that the lack of a camera would be the first logical addition to this device. I did grab a 2nd generation iPod Touch and a good friend and my sister both jumped into the iPad waters early so I had a good opportunity to become familiar with these devices.
I'm looking forward to many years of iPad use. So far the device looks like a dream.