I'm considering an iPad when they're eventually released in the UK. I'd be interested to know how you found it for lengthy reading? Any app, just want to know if the backlit screen did hurt peoples eyes after several hours or not? I've got a Sony Reader (original PRS-501) and while the E-ink is great in bright light i do wish it had a backlight for reading in bed, which is where i do most of my reading. I was never sure if the whole 'E-ink doesnt tire your eyes like LCD' line was just a marketing ploy or not. I do find reader apps on my iPhone tiring, but that may well be down to the screen size as much as anything. Opinions much appreciated. Oh, and i read a LOT.