she's not a forum-type person and expects me to have all the answers. i'm getting her an ipad and workin' it so it's ready for xmas....so, HI!!! i've been a staunch pc guy all my life but i must say, visiting the apple store was a pleasant discovery. the friendliness of the ipad is very nice. i think she'll like her ipad! anyway, i started the ipad update to 5.x and i must say it's been annoyingly slow to complete. it is currently in the middle of restoring the apps i sinstalled and i'm kinda worried she might wake up and see this in the middle of restoration WHAT IS UP WITH THIS UPDATE. it seems to have done a virtual reinstall of EVERYTHING on the ipad. wow,,,what a long time. 15 minutes now and it's 35% done installing the apps,,,AND MY WIFE WAKES UP IN 15 MINUTES.