Well I've pretty much decided that I want one, but I'm not a person to make purchases lightly. I have an IPhone 4s already; I love it and use it constantly for everything. That is why I've decided an IPad will be beneficial. I'm a college student and constantly use my phone for email, research, studying, reading, and many other things that would be much easier on a larger screen. I'm not a technology snob, I don't need the newest most expensive option. But I don't want to buy one of the older models and realize it's obsolete a couple months down the road. I have a PC, don't plan on replacing it with the IPad. I feel like I need 32gb, because I will use it frequently and don't want to run out of space. Now is the IPad 2 an outdated option? There is apparently already a 3rd and a 4th gen., with a 5th gen expected to come out this summer. I will mostly be using this for school, I need the internet to be quick enough to have multiple windows open and to be able to navigate between them easily. I will be using it for reading, note-taking, and possibly paper writing. I'm not a huge gamer, but I will download and play a couple during downtime. I will store a movie or two for traveling. I use hbo go, netflix, and hulu. my music is stored on my phone, but I will have Pandora. I only need wifi, no 3g/4g. So for my personal purposes, which IPad do you believe to be my best bet? The ipad 2 has a good price, but no longer offers 32gb, and I'm scared that the newer gens. will hinder its usefulness. Apps made for the newer models, may not be supported by the older technology for much longer, and I want something that will last. This will most likely be a gift and I don't want to ask for something over $500, preferably less than that though.
Thanks for reading all of that, i know it was long!
Look forward to hearing yall's advice