I am going to Europe and am interested in purchasing an iPad Air 2 or iPhone 6 Plus. I am having trouble deciding because I am vision impaired (legally blind) and just don't know which would be best. I am currently using an iPhone 4S and an Ipad 2 but I very much want to upgrade. I would like to be able to communicate with my family at home in the US. What would be the best method? Facetime, Skype or something else? I am also very interested in taking lots of pictures. I do have time to make my purchase, experiment and learn much about what I decide to purchase. Finally, I will need a case. I prefer one that will protect my investment. Love the Lifeproof on my phone because it is thin, light and strong. I bought my iPad used and the case may be an Otterbox but I prefer something similiar to the Lifeproof. Please take the time to respond and let me know what you think. If you have any other suggestions or comments I would like to read them. Thank you.