I bought an ipad, initially loved it, but that soon turned into bitter disappointment.
The WLAN doesn't work with any sort of reliability, which makes using the ipad for quick internet acces a very frustrating business.
One of the many perks (NOT!) also included an involuntary reset, which meant losing a lot of apps etc.
Since that involuntary reset, things have taken a turn for the worse. I now seem to experience delays whenever I open an application. This may be a cosmetic problem, but believe me, if you'r reading a magazine and every time you change the page you get a sort of blurry/scrambled image for a couple secs before the page loads properly, it does get a bit annoying.
All in all, I wish I'd gone for a different tablet. Apple is expensive, and nothing else.
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