Hey guys. I'm a new Ipad user and also relatively new to apple products in general (the only other apple product I've ever had is an old 2GB ipod) and so I was hoping you would be kind enough to help me answer some questions I have about this device. Now, since I don't live in the US I couldn't buy an Ipad 2 so I went for the original Ipad instead, but my friend who is more familiar with Apple tells me it has been almost a year since it was released and that the Ipad 2 is significantly more powerful than its predecessor...he says that future updates from now on are most likely to be designed with the Ipad 2 in mind and that my model could suffer performance issues because of this as it will not be able to keep up. I plan to use my Ipad for note-taking in college mostly but using the internet browser and other features would be nice too. Do you guys think I should be worried? (I'm not very tech savvy so I don't really know if this difference is as big as he says) Anyway, any help would be greatly appreciated and thanks in advance.