There are some good prices out there right now on the third generation iPad. I like it for the Retina display, the rear camera and it is a bit faster than the first two generations. Plus, the price is decent right now for a refurbished unit. And if we buy it with the Amex card, we get a second year of warranty free. I also have an iPhone 4, so I am do have fair number of items to support the older style connector, I know people will recommend buying the latest and greatest, and I respect that, but I can definitely save some major money buy going to a refurbed 3rd generation. My question is will having the third generation unit present problems for me in areas such as future iOS upgrades or some other compatibility issue. Or will the only significant drawbacks be that it is slower and thicker. Thanks for your help.