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Some really silly questions!


iPF Noob
Mar 21, 2012
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Hi - new to this Board and also about to take the plunge and purchase my 1st Ipad.

First question - do I go for the Ipad 3 16gb or an Ipad 2 32gb? I will use it for reading books, surfing the net, calendar and newspapers and my son will no doubt want lots of games and educational stuff/games.

Here's the really daft question - once I download an app that I like, do I then need to have internet access (wifi) everytime I want to use the app?

If I want to watch a film, do I again need to have a wifi connection, or can I request/download the film and then watch it without wifi?



Staff member
Apr 24, 2011
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Brisbane, Australia
Hi and welcome to the Forum!

Well your first question is really a personal preference but having said that you don't realize when you first get an iPad, all the wonderful things it can do for you. You mention movies below and these do tend to take up the most space. So I would recommend getting the biggest you can afford. There are some great deals going on the ipad2 at the moment too, so you need to weigh this against the new iPad which has some extra features, like better screen, and cameras. I have an ipad2 and couldn't justify getting the new one though. others will chime in with their thoughts.

It depends on the app on whether or not you need wifi to use it. If its a stand alone game, meaning you're not playing against an opponent or building a city or such, no you won't need wifi. Can you tell us what apps you are talking about here.

And yes if you download a movie, you will not need wifi to play it.

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.
Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
2 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
We have rules like any Community so please read these also

Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!

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