questionscan i have input from ipad users on the new ipad…

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while there was a HUGE difference from the ipad 1 to the ipad 2, I saw very little difference other than the display quality from the ipad 2 to the new ipad.

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I have the original iPad & really like it. I got the iPad 3 on the day it was released. I'm hopelessly in love with it.

The differences between the original iPad and the iPad 3 are immense & wonderful. You may remember that the original iPad didn't have a camera. The iPad 3 has nice back & front cameras, and the cameras coupled with the extraordinary display open up a world of graphic possibilities. And the iPad3 just speeds itself silly compared to the original.

I didn't need the original iPad, and I certainly didn't need to go out and get the iPad 3. But goodness I'm glad I did. I can't wait to see what I end up doing with the new capabilities.

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I would say go for the upgrade coming all the way from the original ipad. I'm on the ipad 2, so I personally haven't upgraded, and probably won't until the next one, but as much of a jump as it was from the original to the 2nd, it's more of a jump from the original to the new one. I think that if you love your original ipad, you'll just be head over heels for the new one. As for the data question-no idea cus I've always just been wifi only!

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Holy too many questions Batman! Slow down. You've asked 5 in the past 7 hours. Give some time for people to answer your questions before you bury us with more

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I love it! I too had the first gen. The 3 has amazing graphics and is blazing fast. Along with some of the other bells and whistles you will likely be thrilled with the upgrade. As for the unlimited data access you should be grandfathered but I do not know for sure. Stick with the Verizon, though, it gives you a free Hotspot (AT&T does not) and their 4G network is far more mature... Enjoy the new purchase! (You know you are going to be buying it!! :-)

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First of all, I had the iPad (third gen 32GB Wi-Fi) since day one and it's my first iPad. I'm pretty much happy with it. I primarily bought it to write my lectures notes in (but found it slightly weird to handwrite, so I just type) but I use the iPad much more than my iPhone sometimes, unless I don't have Wi-Fi nearby which happens quite often (which is why I sometimes think that I should've gotten the 4G version). So I'll probably end up getting CLEAR wireless as soon as they get service near the area I need it, which is probably unlikely anytime soon.

Anyways, to answer your question I came up with this link http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1335484 which is yes, you can grandfather your plan (from AT&T, which is likely since original iPad was with AT&T) but I cannot completely confirm this myself since I never had the experience with this (but I have grandfathered my iPhones unlimited plan). I'd contact AT&T and/or Apple directly to see what they say.

And 4G is FAST.