The App Store and iTunes Store on the Apple iPad

The Apple iPad has literally caused a massive stir in the technology sector ever since it was announced by Apple’s figurehead Steve Jobs – the main aim for the iPad is to be a device that is somewhere in between a smartphone and a laptop and offers all the convenience of internet access and mass storage ipad trade in value while on the move. The main selling points for the iPad are fairly obvious. It’s a lightweight device, weighing in at only 1.5 pounds, it offers wireless or 3G connectivity depending on which model you wish to opt for, and it offers a complete multimedia solution for watching movies, playing games or browsing the internet on the go. However, one of the main problems that many people face when they’re first looking to purchase an iPad is which model should they choose?

The iPad is available with three different levels of storage: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. While the iPad is a portable device and attempts to serve a market that is looking for something different than a conventional laptop, it’s still important to consider exactly what you will be doing with the device. As a rule, you should always opt for the most amount of storage you can conceivably afford – this is particularly true when you consider that a movie can take up in excess of 2GB of storage space and the iPad is really a multimedia device, which means it will place great demands on storage space. While you may think that 16GB is ample storage to begin with, it can quickly run out when you begin adding various iPad applications and movies to the device.

Another option that many people have to consider before purchasing is whether or not to opt for the WiFi or 3G model. The difference is pretty simple to explain. If you opt for a WiFi model then you will only be able to gain access to the internet when you are near a WiFi hotspot. 3G connectivity, on the other hand, will give you the opportunity to access the internet wherever you are up and at speeds up to 7MB transfer per second. If you don’t feel that you will need to access the internet much, or if you are always around WiFi hotspots, then it may be worth opting for the WiFi option.