Will I be able to just use Wi-Fi OR 3(4)G.
I have the money to afford the Wi-Fi + 3(4)G model BUT I don't want to find out that I will HAVE to sign up for a Micro SIM if I only want to use the Wi-Fi.
I haven't OWNED any of the previous iPad's.
You will be able to use the WiFi by itself without getting a SIM. When you start the iPad without a sim you will just get a message saying there is no SIM but everything will still work.
That is the way it has been with the iPad and iPad2.
Either way any "bugs" would be corrected through firmware updates, not hardware replacement, so it doesn't make much difference. Unless you want to wait for the next generation iPad a year or so from now.
Not a problem, ask away.
I bought my iPad 1 WiFi-3g on the first release day although I didn't mean to, I was waiting in line with someone else as a favor. I've never had a product that the bugs overwhelmed the enjoyment of using the product.
Would you recommend JUST the Wi-Fi OR the Wi-Fi + 4G unit.
My Internet Service Provider will only allow me to connect using a wi-fi modem, as I am TOO far from the telephone exchange to have a ADSL connection ( the phone companies words, NOT mine ) so my internet connection isn't quick.
I am also trying to decide on the memory size I should get ( 16, 32, OR 64 GB )
I can pretty much rule out getting the 16 GB as that wont leave me with alot of room to move ( Downloading different Apps )
But I feel like the 64 GB might be to LARGE an amount of memory, but I also want to cover myself for FUTURE Apps AND downloads etc.
I've ordered the WiFi+3G as I do take road trips and it is nice to be able to use it in the car and I also use GPS features on it. I do have DSL but at my house it is slower than my 3G (non-HSPA+ of course) connection. You could go with an external MiFi and GPS unit but now you are carrying around extra stuff and that kind of detracts from the mobility of the device.
If you plan on watching HD or 1080p movies on your iPad, and you want to keep a few on there, you might want to look at the 64GB, but I would not go smaller than 32. You can always rotate movies, music, photos, apps etc. on and back off if need be. Just remember you cannot add memory so better to have too much and not use some than too little.
I have decided to order the:
iPad with Wi-Fi + 4G 64GB - Black (3rd generation)
iPad Smart Cover - Polyurethane - Dark Grey
iPad - AppleCare Protection Plan - Auto-Enroll
Apple TV ( Part number: MD199X/A )
Thanks for ALL of your help deggie. .
Exact same order as mine with the exception of the smart cover, I went Red Leather (I like supporting ProductRed), have 2 ProductRed Nanos. Are you going with Verizon or AT&T?
GOOD MINDS THINK ALIKE
The Store didn't have the option for me to choose between Verizon or ATT ( not sure what that is, sorry )
I wasn't too sure about the leather smart cover as on the page it says:
*The leather Smart Cover is crafted from high-quality, naturally treated material that gets its color from a rich aniline dye. Some color may rub off during use.
This will be my FIRST iPad.
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