Last summer, we gave our autistic five year old son an iPad loaded with plenty of reading, writing, drawing, puzzle/maze, and calming apps. For Christmas, we caved and gave our “normal” (i.e. no developmental delays) daughter an iPad. For what it’s worth, we had all had a very stressful, trying year, and it’s one thing that she had been asking for repeatedly, so out of parent guilt we went ahead and gave it to her. :/ We’ll try not to make a habit out of that kind of thing.
Anyway! So both of our children have an iPad 2. Each iPad is in a protective case, and has a snazzy ZAGG InvisibleShield screen protector. Recently I’ve been asked by more than one person if I plan on upgrading their iPad 2s for iPad 3s – Apple’s new iPad. My answer? HELL FREAKING NO. iPads are expensive, and to be honest, there is absolutely nothing about the iPad 3 that could justify purchasing one, when both kids have perfectly functional and snazzy iPad 2s.
How about you? If you own an iPad 2, will you be upgrading to an iPad 3? Why or why not?