Has a great display, so the upgrade to the IPAD3 seems more luxury than necessity - at least for my typical IPAD2 useage patterns.
I think the IPAD is a fantastic tool. It allows for a tactile type of operation that seems much more conductive as a learning tool. There are a few minor upgrades I wish were part of the IPAD2.
Expandable Memory - this seems so obvious to me. I dream to wish for a micro-usb like storage function built into the IPAD2. Maybe, this feature or accessory is out there but I am not aware of any such invention for IPAD2. The other upgrade would have to be a built in stand. This also seems obvious to me, that with a metal case, a hinged stand could certainly be achieved..right?
IPHONE 4s -
The Iphone 4s is the current leader of the Iphone pack. It is the latest techy offering from Apple on the Iphone shelf. It has a few upgraded features from the typical Iphone 4. I also acquired a plastic Otter Case to help protect my Iphone. I was lucky enough to keep my same-number (as I was a Verizon customer prior to the Iphone).
How is it different from the IPAD?
The Iphone is basically the IPAD, with a few minor differences. There are a few differences in the Settings icon, but most everyting is identical.
1- The Phone Feature is built into the IPHONE. It is an icon, like all the other applications (apps). The Phone Feature appears as a green phone icon on my Iphone's desktop. This app allows for the use of the voice-phone feature set you would expect of a modern cellphone.
note: many people are confused by this, so I thought I would try to explain. If you have an IPAD you can make calls, but not with the ease of calling from a IPHONE. The Ipad (mine are wireless only) have applications available to allow for voice type calling. Through some wizardry you might even connect Google Voice to attach a telephone number to your IPAD - but this is techy and might be unstable and requires some nearly constant maintainence.