Setting up/restoring a "New" ipad from icloud backup

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    if this has been covered else i apologize but i'm trying to picture how i deal with my new ipad coming next week. I'm a somewhat savvy Apple user and my ipad 1 is almost 2 years old (bought it first weekend it was available)...and i have an iphone 4 and an icloud account with backups for both devices.

    ok. so i believe when i get the new ipad i can turn it on and WITHOUT connecting it physically to itunes, select my last icloud restore and the new ipad will essentially duplicate the setup of my original ipad. i think.

    but i have a couple of nagging questions.

    1. will i EVER have to connect it physically to itunes to do a synch? if not, is that because itunes (and icloud) see my new ipad as my OLD ipad? ie if my old ipad is "mitch's ipad" does itunes see the new one as that same device?

    2. if so, what happens to my old ipad? is it frozen in time unless i wipe it and start over? if itunes/icloud sees the new ipad as the old one, how would the old one ever synch?

    i guess i see two possible scenarios: itunes and icloud see the new device as a new device (albeit with the same config as the old) and thus the old device can be synched wirelessly and maintained as before. which leaves me thinking the new device will have to physically connect with itunes at some point in order to establish a "device tab" specific to the new ipad in iutnes.

    OR itunes/icloud sees the new device as the OLD device, which leaves me wondering how the old device now interacts w/itunes and icloud. maybe i'm not a savvy Apple user! maybe i'm overthinking it. has anyone restored a new/different ipad from an old ipad icloud backup and kept the first ipad running?
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    I replied to your other post in ipad help.
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    How about just changing the name of one of the iPads?
    Settings->About->Name ?
    That way they have two iCloud/iTunes profiles?
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