Let me start this off by saying that I have never had an iPad before. I currently have a nexus 7 and a droid from my carrier. I used to have an iPhone 4 and I have a lot of 30 pin connectors laying around. I was checking the apple refurbished website and I can get a 16GB 3rd gen iPad for $359 and a 16GB iPad 4 for $379. Now I know that there is only a $20 difference, but that is not my problem. Price does not really matter, but I do not like the feel of the iPad Air and from looking at the forum, people seem to have issues with the 1GB ram that the Air provides. They say that there is a lot of reloading tabs in safari and other problems. They are also talking about their ipads crashing. What I use my Nexus 7 for and what I expect to use my iPad for: Accessing and writing emails, using google drive(my school uses iPad 2s), doing the normal facebook, twitter, snapchat, imessage, and facetime. I will use safari very little, as I have a laptop, and that is what I prefer to browse with, and possibly play some very light games. Such as Plants vs Zombies, temple run, and thats about it. And remember, I have a lot of 30 pin connectors and cables, and also have 2 or 3 docs that cost around $150 each. Thanks!