I would rather choose an iphone, reasons are simple: 1. iphone could serve as an ipod, and this is the most significant reason why I choose an iphone rather than an ipad. iphone is just as small as an ipod touch, only thicker, and taking an iphone is just that easy, while in contrast, ipad is such huge compared to any ipod device. 2. I can get wireless network ( 3G or wifi) wherever I am with an iphone. As to Ipad, although the 3G version has the same function, ipad is still too huge, and too heavy to take away. 3. Iphone is in fact a phone, you can call anybody whenever you want, so can you send and receive messages with an iphone; Yet with an ipad, you can't do this ( Although you can use skype to dial a number, you can't actually receive an emergency call) The problem is, it seems that Iphone is a bot more expensive than the ipad!