At the beginning of this year I purchased an Ipad, this was because as a bonus we were given vouchers at work for either Foodtown/Countdown or Dicksmith, I had save these for a few months and ended up very close to enough for an Ipad 16GB 4G+wifi so I saved a little and purchased it, I loved it, and still do, or would if I hadn't upgraded to the 128GB version in May.
My girl friend was not impressed, she thought that I should have spent the vouchers on groceries!
My girlfriend has not had a cell phone for around a year when I got her an iphone 3GS, she hasn't admitted she likes it yet, but it is the only phone in about 5 years that she has kept regularly charged and I can contact her on 5 out of 10 times I try.
Yesterday we found that my 7 year old laptop that I gave her when her even older Acer desktop finally died has been compromised, and she had her paypal account hacked and some money stolen, I have told her I don't want to spend any money on fixing it as it is too old, and just not worth repairing, the battery is dead and the charger port on the laptop is dodgy.
I did however make the huge error of showing her how to surf the internet on the Ipad, this morning I went to put it in my bag to take to work and was told that the Ipad wasn't going anywhere, and that she quite liked it and it was now hers! I asked her why she had changed her mind about "the complete waste of money" and she told me that they never said on TV that is was better than a laptop!
Well I offered to get her a cheap Android tablet so she can surf the net, which is all she does anyway and was told, "don't waste your money, the Ipad will do fine!"
So long my trusty Ipad I will miss you :(