Don't be worry at all, let me just explain to some details as a member of the community
For me the subject is yet closed and welcome to turn the page
Stevenflaugher was actually too intelligent for the 'techie' on this site. Clearly a computer device should not depend on another computer for it's lifeblood. It's very unbelieveable that the device is a brick when it comes in the mail. There is no reason not to expect a computing device of the IPADs capability to be able to boot up, be able to initialize 3G, and download additional applications. If a techie can't understand that, then how can they function in a techie job or anywhere with real people. To create a product that simplifies computing and multimedia and then make it dependent on the person to be a computer tech just to turn it on, must be a bad plan. They are missing the market of the elderly that the device would most likely benefit. The one I bought is strictly for my 75 yr old mom. I would never overspend on a ridiculous IPAD for myself. I'm running my own multi networks at home and I live alone. Excellent questions by steve was met with broken english by a small world techie.
Please go away with an attitude like that. The iPad is not for geek snobs. It is a handy device for a large number of people.