It has begun to irk my nerves recently when I hear or read people stating that the ipad "is for media consumption" and that content creation is better left to the PC or laptop. This is simply not true and I feel that most who make these comments are just ipad or apple haters. First, a little backstory. I bought my ipad 3 on release day. I synced it up with my music collection, books, and photo albums and begun using it regularly. I fell in love with the ipad as a personal computer. About 3 months in my laptop burned out on me and less than a week after that I became unemployed. Basically, my ipad has been my ONLY computing device for over a year. I haven't synced it with any computer...I'm backed up on iCloud...and all of my music and photo files are backed up on DVDs sitting in a drawer. The ipad is my only device currently. I can not only use this magical device as an entertainment hub...watching netflix, youtube, crackle, web browsing, books, games, etc...I have also been able to record and edit home movies and a couple of documentaries with iMovie...I can enhance photos and create art in procreate...I have laid down tracks with garage band and even created soundtracks and put them into my movies using iMovie. Being out of work, I created a new resume in Pages and was able to save and share it as both a PDF and word document...and I can keep my blog updated too. I have even recorded home movies of family and friends then downgraded the resolution in iMovie in order to save even more movies and photos while not running out of my 64 gigs. I'm now at 5 free gigs but I manage my apps and upload my camera roll into the "cloud" to save even more space. I'm getting off track here... Basically, with the apps I've mentioned (and some I haven't) the ipad is VERY much a content creation device. I'd even go so far to say that it is on par with and, in some cases surpasses, a laptop or PC. Granted, because it had become my only device I was "forced" to get creative with how I used the ipad and managed it BUT it has done everything I've needed for it to do and then some. The bottom line is that it is ignorant for anyone to state that the ipad is only a content or media consumption device. The ipad is the center of my digital and electronic life and it somewhat offends my intelligence when people imply that it is not capable of being a powerhouse of creative possibility. So...I haven't synced with a computer for over a year. I also never jail broke my ipad. I have never had any fatal crashes or errors either. It has been a dependable and indispensable tool in my life. I guess my point is that I'm just tired of people saying that this device isn't capable enough. Yeah, I can't run photoshop or illegally download movies...but I have no need for either. Just because someone doesn't use their ipad to create doesn't mean that it can't. When you say that the ipad is only a content consumption device, you are showing your ignorance or bias. Necessity is the mother of invention...and in my case, necessity was the mother of innovation. I love my ipad. She is more than capable...and yes, I still think she is a magical device. Thanks for letting me vent. Just out of curiosity, what do you guys and gals use your ipad to create? Also, if there's something you want to do with your ipad but just don't know how, I can try to help.