I'm new here. Just bought my first apple product, an ipad 2. having only used windows based systems for the last 15 years, it's taking some getting used to. I like it's portability but it is not a replacement for a real computer. I'm finding many limitations and unlike a windows system, there is a lot of apps that I would like, but many are not free. Overall I do like it. I do expect that over the years, software upgrades will be available but suspect apple will charge for them.