A friend saw my iPhone and iPad and thought they looked like a great idea for him, he wants something simple to use for just Internet/emails. The only problem is, he has no computer at all, and iPhone and iPad need a computer to sync with. I don't think he has ever used a computer, he doesn't even know what an operating system is for example. So I thought a mac might be good, I assume they are easy to use? But I don't know anything about them. So some questions: 1. iPhone etc needs a computer to sync with, is there any way of using it eg updating the OS without also having a computer? 2. Would you recommend a mac for a complete novice who only wants to use Internet and emails? 3. Is apple care the same price for the mac as for the iPhone, and will they help with things like connecting a mac to the Internet over the phone? 4. Can you get like a genius bar appointment to show someone the basics of how to use a mac? Any answers will be greatly appreciated!