Hi Folks - first-timer here...
I am almost sold on the (wi-fi only) iPad4 (I want one - just not sure whether I need one).
I just got back from holiday and didn't have a wi-fi device I could take with me, however, almost everywhere had wi-fi and almost every other tourist had an iPad/Notebook/Laptop. I'd have loved to have had something to keep in touch with my family rather than rely on the malware-infested hotel PCs.
So, when travelling, I'd use it for surfing the web, booking hotels, checking my Hotmail account, uploading the odd picture to Facebook, etc. - all run-of-the-mill stuff.
However, I have a couple of questions borne out of ignorance really - I've never owned an iPad or a 'smart' phone and don't have phone contract, just PAYG. Please bear with me - these might be silly questions but I'd appreciate some help and advice.
I realise the iPad is very much a personal device but, if I buy one, it will be shared between my wife and I, and I don't want to have to jump through hoops to make it do what I want it to do.
We both have separate Hotmail accounts. I understand I can add several email accounts to the iPad but then how do you access the separate accounts. Are there two Mail 'shortcuts' on the main screen? Do you hit the 'Mail' app and then choose which one to access?
Is it straightforward to send attachments with emails (photos, etc.)
Similarly, we both have separate Facebook accounts. Can the new iPad4 (iOS6) be easily set up to access two separate Facebook accounts? How do you choose which one - log out and log in as another user?
Assuming that it's relatively straightforward to do that is it easy to upload a single photograph to your Facebook status - is it also easy to create new albums?
I'm assuming 'multi-user' accounts (much like a Windows PC) at login (switch on?) is out of the question?
I have browsed the user guide and 'iPad of beginners' and, while they explain setting up the various apps there's very little on sharing or multi-user accounts.
I love the idea of the iPad, I really do, but there's a little demon sat on my shoulder whispering '... forget the iPad - buy a shiny new ultrabook...'
Thanks for bearing with me - any advice is much appreciated.