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I'm mirroring my old iPad and new iPad so they have the same content. Anyone else?

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    Just wondering if you are going to transfer your entire old iPad contents to your new iPad3? I plan on mirroring both my iPad2 and iPad3 so they both have the same content.. Anyone else gonna do this??
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    I'm not upgrading, but if I were this is exactly what I'd do, and I suspect many others will too.
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    While I am not going to mirror the two devices, per se (my sister is getting the iPad1), I am going to initialize the new iPad with the backup from the iPad1. I figure that if what I have on the iPad1 works for me for the past [almost] two years, why change now?

    Plus, it'll save a lot of searching and clicking in iTunes. Don't want to "waste" time loading it up - I want to USE it! :D

    Marilyn
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    Not going to mirror .... I want them to be different so that each has it's specific purpose. The 3rd gen will be for apps and movies that will really benefit from the retina display.
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    This is the reason I am asking....I am going to let my wife and kids fight over my iPad 2 but I want all the content of my iPad2 on my new iPad with out all the hassle. I was wondering if there is a more clever way than to backup my old iPad and restore the new iPad with the backup instead of setting it up as a new iPad??

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    I honestly only know of the two ways - (1) set up as new and put your apps on it by onsies and twosies, or (2) put an "old" backup on it.

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    Yea, I was going to go with the back-up I just made from my iPad2 on the new iPad.
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    Putting my recent back up from my iPad on my new 3rd generation iPad. I already deleted some apps but like how it's all organized. All my documents are in good redy and saved to iCloud so they are safe and sound!
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    Yes. Then I'm going to take the original iPad and put back factory settings and give it to my husband. I am the tech geek.. I just bought him his first iPhone and he's finally texting.. iPad is next

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