This iPad has been with me every where. I have used it every day in the past three years. I bought a 64gig, wifi plus cellular unit. I bought it two days before I went on vacation to Beaver Island, Michigan. I used this iPad to help me navigate from Fort Wayne, Indiana to Beaver Island. I had cellular service, so along my journey I was able to send email to my friends already on Beaver Island giving them my progress report. They thought I was crazy running a laptop to send email while in the car. I did not tell them I was doing it with an iPad.
My iPad still functions almost as good as it did three years ago. It is a little worse for wear and because of its small RAM, I no longer run intense graphic rich apps. I use it to retrieve email throughout the day. I use it to access my bank accounts and as a reminder to pay bills. I use it to pay bills. It gives alerts on financial markets specific to companies I have invested.
I regularly clear out apps from my app shelf. I also clear alerts, clear out Safari sites I have visited, and at least once a month, I run the battery down to where it stops itself and I have to plug it in.
Yesterday, I was not thinking and left this iPad at work. When I got home, I reached into my messenger to pull it out and discovered my error. I actually got back in my car, drove back to work, and retrieved it. I apologized to it!!!! Crazy, right?
Here is a picture of my iPad. I am using an iPad3. I bought this new iPad to replace my original iPad but that hasn't happened yet. In the picture are two accessories I use a lot: the Zagg/mate blue tooth keyboard, I bought it about three months after i bought the iPad. And there is a stylus. You cannot see it but it is there--a Zagg InviShield. I put this shield on it about two weeks after I bought the iPad. A month ago, Zagg emailed me a note offering to replace this shield for free but I had to pay US$4.00 postage. It is still protecting my iPad, so I haven't taken them up on their offer.