Hey everyone, I have finally decided to take the jump and buy an iPad. I'm currently a college student studying International Business. I am debating between an iPad 2 and an iPad 3 (ok 'new iPad', bear with me for simplicity in explaining). I dont' especially care about the retina screen -- its cool, and would be nice to have, but as a cost consideration, I would be fine with going without it. The things I am more worried about are: Processor speed (I would like this to last for at least 2 years) Wireless radios. I would prefer to not have a huge slowdown after a year (or two, I would like it to last 3 years honestly), which is why I am leaning against the iPad 2 in this case. My parents both have iPad 2s and are big fans of the 3G, and finally convinced me to buy one with cellular connection. What I am trying to figure out, is whether iPad 2 or 3 will be better for international travel, and whether the Verizon or ATT version is what I need to pick up (my cellphone is ATT, if that matters). I understand I will probably need to pick up a local SIM -- not a problem, I just need the best chance of the physical, 'permanent' hardware working with another countries wireless services. I've read that the iPad 3 has more radios activated or something, so it will work more places. Maybe someone can clarify this for me? In terms of wireless plan costs, I don't especially care. Sometimes I'll use a lot of data, sometimes I won't. Theres just very little way for me to be able to figure out how much I will use longterm (to determine whether Verizon plans or ATT plans will fit me better). I'll pay what I need to pay for data, either way... I would honestly prefer the iPad 2 if the processor and wireless hardware won't hold me back. But if the iPad 2 is going to start holding me back after about a year (since its already a year old), then I'll go ahead and spend the extra for an iPad 3. I hope that all makes sense. If not, please let me know and I'll attempt to clarify. I know these questions get asked over and over again -- if there is a thread that answers them, please let me know and I'll happily go there. I just know sometimes information changes as people become more experienced and hardware matures. Thanks everyone, I appreciate it.