I've always owned an Android phone and android tablets. I am Currently using the LG G3 on Tmo and our family shares a Nexus 7 (2013 edition) tablet. I owned an ipad (3 I think?) for a short time, I ended up returning it to Target back whenever that was. I also briefly had an iPhone 5S (like literally a couple days). I returned the iPad back then because it was too simple for me, a little boring, and just not integrated into my Google services. I was living in 2 totally different ecosystems and there was no cohesion (more on this in a minute). I think I owned it about 30 days before taking it back to Target. I only used the 5S for a couple days, I was out of my phone (Sony Z1S at the time) because it got smashed and took Tmo up on their "try our best phone" for current customers. Couldn't stand it. Too small. Battery was awful. Oh and too small. I had a 10" galaxy tab I at one point it was okay... nothing to write home about. Their screens are great, yes (my wife has the Note 4, sure is nice). I wanted another larger tablet because we all share the Nexus 7 (2013) between me an the 2 kids. And I do semi-pro photography on the side, wanted something to do light editing without lugging my mac pro around (it sits docked at home on 27" monitor 90% of the time). So this is what got me looking at the ipad again given lightroom is ios only (for now) and there are other great imaged editing apps on ipad that just don't exist on android. I purchased a 64GB iPad Air 2 and put it on Tmo 2 days ago and so far I think it may be a keeper for me. Some cliffs, as someone who uses both ecosystems: - ipad is smoother/as smooth than almost any android out there, with the exception of motorola devices and stock lollipop (nexus, etc). I have lollipop (stock) on my LG G3 and it is a pleasure. My battery is even better than with LG's stock skin on kit kat. I absolutely love my phone. - ipad continues to have solid battery life with excellent standby time - I still prefer android OS, I like multitasking better, I like to be able to customize (and share to) anything I want, I like CHOICE. However, using ios 8 shows me Apple has come a long way. But more importantly, GOOGLE has come a long way. I've got almost all of the great looking apps on my ipad air 2 that I use on my phone and they are all cloud based and almost just as good; except Inbox, its not ipad formatted yet. I've got Chrome, Hangouts, Google Search, etc sitting in my ipad dock and they all work excellent. I couldn't say the same several years ago; hence the lack of cohesion between devices. Even if you are 100% ios, you HAVE to give Google credit for working well on both operating systems. You just can't say the same thing for ios switching to android. - Other app makers like dropbox, to do apps, etc have made this cohesion work too, so not just Google deserves credit IMO. it's nice that great apps, cloud based, work great on both main operating systems now. We've come a long way!! - When I search for an app on ios in the app store, I may find it, but I get TONS of other crapware apps. I feel like I can't find good, relevant similar apps in the main search results like I can with Google Play store. - When I use a custom keyboard on ios, it switches to the stock keyboard for passwords; annoys me. I need the custom keyboard the most for passwords given I use number/letter combinations. - I wish apple had not went so slim and made the battery more efficient on the air 2 vs the air. It's thin enough, don't go any more.... - I still long for a screen like the Tab S. Personal preference, I like AMOLED... but, the accuracy of the ipad is better for my photography. - We have 3 chromecasts in the house and so far so good using the ipad + chromecast. - The $10/per month for 5GB data tablet plan on Tmo is CRAZY good given the competition. I don't think I will ever get another tablet without a cell radio, it changes the dynamic and how you use it so much. - I have no plans to switch from an Android phone to an iPhone. Given the cohesion between the two devices now, I can stick with my preferred os for my phone and have my tablet for iOS and be happy! That's all for now, long post sorry.... Thanks for reading. I am Best Buy Elite Plus so I've got 45 days. We'll see how it goes.