I have only had an iPad 2 for several months, and I am still learning how many things I can do with it. I originally purchased it so that I could check my email when my wife and I travel. But, I can see that there are many more opportunities to utilize it. Since the manual is only on-line, I decided to buy the book, "iPad for Dummies." I don't mind being a "dummy," and the book has been a great help. This is the first Apple product that I have owned, and it would have been helpful to have had an iPhone, iPod, etc. Looking forward to getting assistance through the posts on the Forum. Cliff, age 75 and still learning!