Greetings! I am a new member to the iPad forum and I'm looking forward to sharing information with the community. I plan to purchase an iPad 3 in the next few months to replace my iPad 1 that I've been using for a couple of years. Here are my questions: 1. Do you recommend that I upgrade the iPad 1 currently on 4.2.1 iOS to 5.1.1 before I replace it? I've been avoiding doing the upgrade because I've read posts that the battery doesn't last as long and the iPad 1 will crash more often with the new OS version. On the other hand, I think it will be helpful to have everything on my "old" iPad backed up to the iCloud before I transition to the iPad 3. 2. I've heard that Apple will be launching a smaller iPad as their next offering, but I don't think I want a smaller device. Has anyone got a crystal ball as to when there will be another release of the standard size iPad? I bought my iPad 1 just a few months before version 2 was launched. Don't want to make that mistake again. Thanks for listening and look forward to your response.