We've always had an iPad in the family, but I never got much use out of it, because of the fact that the rest of the family members were continuously using it. So, I used the family iPad roughly half an hour a week? However, my main tablets were all android tablets, up till now. I think it was in fifth grade that I got my galaxy tab 2, and I loved it. it was just so fast, and so cool! Fast forward to half a year later, and the tablet was a nightmare. I had received the 4.2.2 jelly bean update, and the brick was so slow to even use. Heck, even my two year old OG Galaxy Ace was faster than that, but then again, the Ace was stuck on gingerbread. When I started sixth grade the problems became worser. When the battery died, you had to keep it plugged in for a long time to actualy make it turn on, and a lot of users also had the same problems. Now, it won't even turn on, and it was devastating; tabletless. I had gotten used to using my iPhone 4S as my primary consumption device, but then, my granddad let me borrow his tablet for a week. It was the Hudl, a supermarket branded tablet. That thing was good for the money, but the OS was laggy for whatever reason. So, I gave it back to him. A year later, I had finally made the plunge to move from iOS to Android. It was a huge jump because I was accustomed to iMessage and Facetime, and (a few) of my apps were not available on Android. The main reason I had to move was because of price; iPhones were expensive off contract, and my current phone (the OnePlus One) was only $349. That said, a few months later, I was surprised with a retina mini, and it has been perfect so far! Battery life has been stunning, and I have been able to get atleast three days out of it, compared to the Hudl's one day battery life, and even lesser for the Tab 2. It's made me not want an iPhone, because I have the best of both worlds. I love android, and I love iOS, and I cannot pick between them. The screen was so crisp and clear, and since I had been starting to read ebooks a lot, the mini has been perfect for reading! What about you guys? Have you felt blessed after getting an ipad?