That's what it seems like. Nothing, NOTHING that iPad can do, can't be done on a laptop or a smartphone, which, if you're interested in an iPad, I'd be amazed if you didn't have both of these things already. So who wants to carry around yet another thing that can't fit in a pocket like an iphone or make calls, or take pictures? And when it comes to a laptop, carrying it around in hand seems like a hassle, so you're gonna need a carrying case for it, but why get a VASTLY inferior computing device? To surf the net on it's terrible browser if for no other reason that by lacking flash, however bad Apple like to claim it is, it's what the internet runs on, and it'll be years before anything, be it HTML5, or maybe something else, replaces it. Or the wonderfully horrible experience that is typing on something too big to use your thumbs, but too small to really use your hands like on a real keyboard. I'm sorry to troll, but I just don't understand the hype. I don't see the purpose. It's functionality overlaps with a lot of other things, but it does the same jobs in such a poor way, and then there are just mountains of things it can't do. Sure, it's pretty, it's sleek, but it's just 4 ipod touches fused together.