Apple has done Wonders... Before Apple, I owned a pocketable digital camera, A GPS Device, A cell phone, a portable gaming device, A very slow PC laptop that was heavy and not portable at all! Now over the years I replaced all that for just 3 devices. -The iPhone 4 -The iPad - & iMac 27" Yes I use the iPhone 4 as a stand alone camera & video camera, the ability to take a photo, edit, and upload wirelessly without need of a computer is the best. I have a GPS app, use the video camera to take video, edit with iMovie and upload to YouTube in HD (720p) *wirelessly*, and of course use the iPhone as a Portable gaming device. My iPad is my laptop replacement and is used as a digital book! I use it to read books with iBooks and replace college Textbooks with the app CourseSmart where all my textbooks are on my iPad! *But CourseSmart needs to update to allow you to download the eTexbooks rather than needing internet, Which they will in the future. Browse the web for reading content and of course the various apps that makes the iPad do much more especially watching YouTube on the iPad. And lastly the iMac being used as for heavy gaming, taking online classes, iTunes, typing essays, and used for the ability to download things from the web that the iPad and iPhone can't do. There is so much more potential for the iPad and iPhone. The iPad and iPhone will soon never need to be hooked up to a computer to sync and can be a stand alone device. The simplicity apple has given us with these 3 devices is remarkable and has made my decision that I will stick to only apple for my tech purchases as they are heading to becoming even greater.