I just bought it yesterday and I like it a lot so far. Apple sure does a good job in both selling a quality product and helping one get good use out of it. I bought the fancy model with max storage, WiFi and 3G to the max. It's unlikely I'll ever use all the capabilities, but the extra costs were small so why limit myself ?
A guy at the Apple store helped me set it up - I even downloaded my first "app" there - ever. I chose a good Polish-English dictionary from Collins. It downloaded fast. This morning I downloaded six more language dictionaries: German, Latin, Italian, French, Greek and Spanish. I now have a small, good electronic dictionary for all those languages and don't have to carry the books around from room to room, or while traveling. Cool. Just like I saw on a science fiction show about 15 years ago. Amazing !
I think some dictionaries also have speaking examples - I'll have to check those out next. And I think my iPhone can use them, too. Ultra-cool.
Two Problems: for some reason, the wireless connection to my router is very slow. Odd. I saw some complaints of that online. I switched to the 3G connection and all went fast.
Second: American Express. These darned credit card companies really try to put "fraud detection" onto us. After a few purchases at Apple, Amex put a hold on my card, so I had to call them clear it up. You can be sure I expressed by dissatisfaction forcefully. Whether that gets passed on to the masters, who knows. It has worked on some cards.
Oh well, so far this device is doing just what I wanted and I'm very satisfied.
Word of the Day
"Estaminet" - noun [$10] from French
Estaminet means a small French cafe, etc. selling alcoholic drinks.
Sentence: Imagine Bman, sitting in an estaminet in Paris with his iPad, reading le Figaro and sipping some cognac. Ahhh ...