I've never used an apple product before. I was certain I would be purchasing the Galaxy 10.1 today, until I went to the store last night and saw both that and the iPad2 and now I am totally confused. The store clerk was not helpful, either - "if it's just for looking at pictures and listening to music, go with the iPad2, but if you want to use it for business, then get the Galaxy" Huh?
I searched this forum and learned a lot about it, but there are a couple of things that are still not clear, whether the iPad2 supports or not, before I become an Apple customer. Sorry if these sound trivial, and if you think the info is somewhere on-line, just point me to it, I don't mind doing the reading and finding out. (BTW, Shouldn't a lot of this info be on the product manufacturer's page, instead of just marketing fluff?)
- Don't need a data service contract, but I do need GPS. Would the wi-fi model suffice, or should I get the wi-fi/3G model and a maps program and just not activate a 3G contract?
- Whether I get the 16,32, or 64 Gb I need to be able to access data on an external USF flash or usb HD drive. I've seen posts about the usb adapter from Apple allowing one to retrieve "pictures" from a usb flash drive, but I need to access more than pictures. Is there possibly a different adapter I can purchase, or something that would allow me to do that, *without* having to jailbreak the iPad2?
- I know that the iPad2 is NOT a replacement for a computer, but I need some basic "office" functionality on it (view a docx file, compose a quick word document, put final touches on a power point presentation I may have created in MS-Office, etc.) Will I be able to do these things?
Once again, sorry if my questions sound mundane, but for the first time I am seriously considering an apple device and don't know anything about them - I just want to make sure.