Hi, I'm a new subscriber and a relative novice to iPad technology and Apple technology in general, although I do have a load of experience with Windows and older experience with Unix and Linux. And IBM mainframe operating systems dating back to System/360 ... My wife owns an iPad 1 and I have a gift certificate for $399 for the Apple store that's supposed to be for an iPad - part of a promotion for signing up for online training. So we'll probably get her a new iPad 2/3 or iPad Mini and either I'll inherit the old iPad 1 or pass it along to our son. I have lots of questions about iPad/iPhone/iTunes technology and how this is supposed to work, but I'll probably save that for a more specific topic in the forum rather than this post. But I do have one over-arching question. Is it just me, or is Apple's iTunes/IOS technology really difficult to understand? I mean Apple is supposed to be the intuitive answer to Microsoft - and IBM and everyone else that ever produced an operating system, yes? What's difficult is figuring out this opaque scheme of how Apple ties content on an device like an iPad through iTunes on a PC to the Apple store and why I can't transfer apps on my wife's iPad to iTunes. But that's for a different topic, I think. Hope y'all have great patience for another iPad newbie.