My opinions only, feel free to disagree.... I bought a 3G 16 mg on the Apple Store, arrived about 8-10 days after ordering.... The workmanship on my iPad appears to be flawless, it is impressive to hold and touch without evening turning it on, a number of people I have shown it to have also commented on that.... I really like the Apple case, where the front cover flips over to hold it in typing position or stands it up..... Having no connectivity issues like I have seen reported.... A lot of the Apps made just for the iPad suddenly quit when I am using them, especially the news readers, probably because I spend so much time on them, but all of them, the NY Times, USA Today, AP have quit on me at least once. I am guessing this is to be expected because they are all version 1.whatever and they had to write these apps for a device they couldn't touch.... I have now taken off any apps for the iPhone only, can't stand the way they look on the iPad, I can wait until the updates.... Video on this thing is beautiful..... I have read on this site where a lot of people say that you don't need an iPad, they are right, you don't need it..... But Wild Horses couldn't drag me away from it now.... I can't type or spell to save my life, but the spell checker/auto corrector/guess which word I am trying to type thing, it is amazing.... The keyboard in the landscape mode is a lot larger than I thought it was going to be...... Finally, I have read a lot in the media where they say it slots somewhere in-between a smart phone and a laptop, and that it can't replace a laptop... They are right, my iPad with the hardware and software on it now cannot replace a laptop, however, I can see the day, (and sooner than most of us would have thought) that it will be able to quite easily. Oh-and thanks to all the people that post so much helpful information in this forum, I have learned much from you guys, (and gals). Be well.