first of all I must apologise as I know very little about the iPad. As I am a samsung owner (sg2) I like to mod/flash roms for my phone and like the customisation and controlability of the phone settings, apps etc. Now the question I have are these: Can the iPad2 or ipad3 be flashed with different rom (OS)??? Is there anyone/thread working on doing this? or is this what JailBreaking is for? Can the iPad be taken "off the apple" grid so to speak? i.e. can privacy be maintained, app internet access controlled? etc Is the iPad2 better than the iPad3? (Speed, functionality, batt life, general use etc)? Can you get Swype for the iPad? thanks everyone!