Here's the scenario: I have an iPad 1 and I am planning to get the Air soon. I am trying to figure out the easiest way to set up the Air. The ipad 1 does not have the most recent OS that it can tolerate because I stopped updating the OS after 5.1 since it was getting progressively slower with each update. It hasn't been synced or backed up in years to my computer, and I have never used iCloud. There are 31 gigs of apps so it is full of apps I have never even used! I want to set up the Air from a backup instead of as new because I do use apps with data like DayOne and GoodReader. Would it be easiest if I delete hundreds of apps from the ipad to de-clutter, and then back it up to iCloud, and then restore the Air from that backup? Can I do that even though I dont have the most recent OS? Or should I go into itunes and "hide" all the apps I don't want transferred to the Air? There are 800+ in my itunes. There are also many apps I haven't updated--should I update them prior to the backup (even tho that will probably make them run slowly on the iPad 1?) What makes the most sense? I appreciate any input...thanks.