New to iPad - Pattie452

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    I'd just gotten the new iPad 3 months ago and then my pc crashed, so I decided to get a MacBook Pro laptop (is that redundant?) and have already decided that I should have gotten a regular Mac and not the laptop. How hard/easy is it to upgrade and what are your suggestions as to the best way to do this? I'm new to the whole Apple culture as I've always had a pc. Any advice would be appreciated.
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    I'm a little confused as to your question, what is it you want to upgrade, your MacBook pro or the iPad? Apple do have a 14 day window if you have made an error and would like to buy something different. To find out what OS your iPad is on look in Settings - General - About and look for version, the latest is 5.1.1 right now. All updates can be done directly on the iPad once you are on OS5. When an update is due you just go to Settings - General - Software Update. Let us know if you need more info.

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    3 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-help...shortcuts-helpful-places-people-new-ipad.html
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    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!

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    Hello and welcome to the forum Patti!
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    Sorry that I wasn't clear. I bought my laptop about 5 months ago. I now realize that having a laptop and an iPad are a bit repetitive. I think I should have bought a Mac desk top instead of the laptop. I wanted to know if there was anyway to update the 5 month old laptop to a Mac desk top? After doing some more research, it appears that I'm SOL. Oh well, you live and learn. I guess I shouldn't have been so anxious to buy the laptop. Thanks. Pattie
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    Okay thanks for getting back to us, as you've discovered there isn't any way short of selling your MacBook pro then purchasing a desk top. I bought a MacBook pro also and I was worried about the same thing but it's good that the Mac is still portable as I do cart it around still. You learn, but make the most of it!

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    Yes, we do learn. Maybe when my husband decides to get a new computer I can talk him into getting a Mac desk top. Too bad Apple doesn't have an upgrade program. Pattie

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