Hi Guys, First time here so thanks in advance and be gentle. i should add that I am from the Uk too if that helps explain my questions.. Firstly I currently don't own any Apple products and have never used Itunes, I downloaded the latest version of IT last night so i will spend the next few days playong around with it. I am off on holiday to Florida in late May and I intend to visit the Apple store near our hotel and buy an IPAD, not quite sure if I will opt for the new model if it is out by then or grab the current version as a bargin. I need a little help on how I prepare in advance. 1) I have read that I need to activate the IPAD via Itunes on a PC, is there a way around this as my PC will be back in Blighty. Is it something one of the chaps in the apple store could do. 2) Can I buy apps in advance and then download them when I get my IPAD in the states. 3) I also want to be able to put some PDF and EPUB book on when I am out there. Could I open a DROPBOX account and load them onto that at home, then down them to my IPAD. 4) Can I do the same as above with music and video or can that only be down through Itunes and my PC. I know there is a lot there, if you can only answer a bit feel from to reply. Thanks in advance. Chris Ps, feel free to point out any down sides to buying the IPAD in the USA to start with.