Hello from a new apple user
My name is Doron and I'm probably joining the apple 'world'. I'm pre-ordered the iPad and never had an iphone before. To be honest, I own an Android phone that I like but I don't think it is mature enough (or at least yet). What I like about Android is the complete syncing with Google. However, I need something that will provide me with better applications, even tough slowly more apps show up for Android. Two things I like about the iphone is the smoothness of the system and the quality control over apps. With Android, you get too many crappy apps and sometimes they are even malware.
Anyway - back to the point of this post - as a new user I'm not familiar with how things work especially itunes and mobile me and have several questions. I DID search for answers but found nothing that satisfied me. SO here is a list of questions I hope you can assist and make my transition easier (questions are base don iphone, but assuming same case for ipad):
1 - what happens when you have to switch to a new computer? Someone told me you can switch up to 5 computers and you need to de-authorize? Are yous tuck after 5 computers, although logically you will probably move to a newer model of iphone by then?
2 - moving to a newer device, can you transfer the purchased apps?
3 - can you backup the apps, in case of computer crash?
4 - is mobileme necessary? I have not found a justified reason to purchase it?
5 - Anyone knows specifically on ipad if google can sync contacts, mail, and calendar? This is specifically for the wifi-only model.
Thanks for any help.