Hi, I need help buying an ipad

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    Hi everyone, I hope someone can help me. I want to buy an ipad for my boyfriend but I have no idea what I should be looking for. He would use it mostly for music/applications so it would have to have a lot of memory. I was just hoping someone to help me with where I should buy it, the price (or general price range) and what specifications I should look for with the Ipad. Hope you can help me, thanks in advance!!! :)
     
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    First of all, to be buying an iPad for your boyfriend you must be LOADED, lol.

    It really depends how much music and apps you think he would use. I personally don't use my iPad for music at all - I have an iPod classic that fits my 80GB of music, with about 70 free GB to fill up if I so desire. I have quite a few apps but they only take up 3.5GB. I have a lot of iPad friendly movies but I only put a couple on at a time. For me, the 16GB works just fine. I still have 6GB free on it right now. But if you really think he would use much more space than I do, go with the 32 or 64. Apple.com lists the prices, but for WiFi only models, 16GB are $499, 32GB are $599 and 64GB are $699.

    In terms of specs.. all iPads are the same, they just have more storage in some models.

    The price is always the same except for refurbished models or in the slim chance someone has them on sale. So it doesn't matter if you buy it at an Apple store or at a Best Buy. I personally bought mine at the Apple store, which I will also do with my iPhone 4S (in December when I can get one). Just something about that store. :ipad-back:

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Thanks so much, this helped a lot!! I know he has a lot of music and apps on his Ipod but once he gets the Ipad i'm sure he won't use the Ipod anymore lol, the more memory he has the better because he always finds new apps or ipad-friendly movies and stuff. Okay, so i have a better idea of what I'm looking for now so again thanks :)
     
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    I personally have 80GB of music so I would never get rid of my iPod classic because I'd want to fit all of my music in one place. Plus, the iPod is small and portable and I feel more comfortable having that on my lap on the bus than my $500 iPad. That's just me though. So if he really is going to replace his iPod and stuff, I guess you would go with the biggest model, then.
     
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    Good to hear from you. You’ll find a whole bunch of iPad enthusiasts in this Forum who are only too willing to help other iPad owners and to hear of their experiences. Don’t be afraid to post any questions you may have or use the ‘Search’ button near the top of the Forum web page. I usually find I discover one new interesting and useful piece of information about my iPad every day - and often not even what I was looking for!!

    Hope to hear from you soon with your thoughts about the iPad.

    Have fun and enjoy your iPad


    If you don’t already have it you can download a copy of the iPad manual for free.

    Apple - Support - Manuals

    Please read the rules too!!

    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rules-help-info/2119-forum-rules-everybody-please-read.html

    Tim
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    Yes I think GoPackGo has the right advice, especially if he's into his music although I don't think he will give up his iPod, it's just so portable for him. I have the 64 GB. I guess it's a matter of finance. If you're good at managing your iPad, you can get by with the smaller gig amounts. Having said that it's nice to have the room for whatever I want to do.
    I bought mine from Apple, if you should drop the iPad and crack the screen, apple will replace as a 1 time deal although you shouldn't expect it and it's not advertised, there are plenty of threads on this. Also if you do go for the smaller volume and then he really wants the larger gig, apple will exchange it within a certain time period. I think it's 14 days. Ask about this at the Apple store.
    You haven't mentioned 3G or wifi only. 3G models are more expensive, but will he need this feature. Will he want to take it out on the road? He can of course get wifi only and set up a hotspot on his iPhone if he has one but there may be charges involved with this depending on his carrier. Another decision to make! I have 3G. When I go on holiday is when I top up my sim, I like having this feature available to me.
    Whatever you get, he's sure to be happy. He's a very lucky fella to get an iPad.
     

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