Hi, My name is Phil and I've just joined the forums. I've been tossing up whether to buy a Macbook Pro or an iPad for my son for university. The size of the iPad is perfect and the price is also much nicer but I'm not sure if it will have the capabilities for creating and editing word documents, spreadsheets etc. Apparently the Ipad will not allow tethering with an iPhone but perhaps the iPhone can be jailbroken to allow this ability? Hopefully I can pick up some info from this site.