I did a lot of looking around and didn't find anything that adressed my specific question. If there is a thread out there please feel free to direct me there. My husband and I both have iphones and our own itunes accounts. We want to buy a "family" ipad for Christmas (Probably like 80 million other people, yeah we're sheep). It will likely be mostly for our daughter to play her games and educational stuff, as well as watch movies/tv shows. My question is this: What is the best way to manage this ipad in itunes? Both hubby and I want to be able to check our e-mail on it from time to time, and we both have apps in our itunes that we want to use on the ipad. This is where I get really pissed off at the "we are god" attitude Apple has. If I buy an app it should be mine to put on whatever device I want, but in reality that app still belongs to Apple and I can only use it where they tell me I can. Are we going to have to buy apps we ALREADY BOUGHT a second time just so we can put them on the ipad? Does Apple not get that ipads are going to be used by multiple people (unlike most iphones that are user specific)? So, how do you manage a family ipad and do you have to re-buy apps to put on it? icloud is not an option right now because we don't have Windows 7 machines. Is it going to be better to have the ipad with it's own account, or link it to mine or hubby's account? Really confused about all this. My iphone is so easy to use, but itunes is the biggest most confusing PITA I've ever worked with.