I am just curious and interested if there are people here who came into the Apple sphere due to the iPad? Please share your experience! For me the original iPad was the first device I bought with my own money, and the first device that welcomed me to the Apple world. At that time, the iPhone was too expensive for me, and Macs have not piqued much of my interest because of the high entry price too. However the iPad was really the first ever gadget that had me. It was the magic that I saw and wanted, nothing less. In addition, that iPad had a low entry price of $499. Steve Jobs said at that time, "We want everybody to have it". I am not sure if the iPad of today is what Steve Jobs envisioned. I believe when he said, "we want everybody to have it," he meant that he would probably still be selling the most advanced iPad at a $499 price point to really push the market. I also remember how the iPad launched and came with great apps from the start, and it was a surprise hit even for Apple's expectations. The iPad is still the Apple device I have the most affection for.