Hi rdave13 I did find your link when I googled Apple ID after creating my post.Does my wife just create her Apple ID on there and do you know what these IPADS are best used for ie can they be used as an alternative to a laptop for instance love to know what people think of them considering what they cost
ponytail , I'll sort something out on the big day no doubt about it. Oldest has one and thinks it's the bees knees. Already bought iTunes gift cards so I wont have to supply my bank details. Yes create an ID, if you don't want to supply your bank details buy a gift card for iTunes or apps (no difference really) to download freebies .
For me a 10" screen, no matter how good, won't be an alternative to a lappy and to be honest a lappy to me is second grade to a desktop.
The iPad is very good for instant access to the net and emails, facebook, twitter, etc and for viewing photos. You can play games but also more productive work. Battery life is excellent.
There are lots of apps for children but also have a look at the paid for Drawing Pad. Linked to a printer the drawings can be printed off. Which reminds me that the next thread from ponytails will probably be how do I get it to print.
Actually the Apple help and manual on the iPad is good. the iPad very intuitive to use. When you first get it and switch on it goes through easy set-up stages. You will need your wifi password very early on.