After all of your comments I was torn but leaning towards the phone. Then we went to the store and the sales people kept asking if we needed help and all I could say was I don't know, I'm trying to figure out if I should get an iPhone or an iPad. They all told me the same thing (two totally different functions). In the end the dollars won out. I just couldn't justify jumping to a $75 monthly bill for an iPhone when I rarely leave the house. Then I discovered that I could get Instagram for my existing phone. That sealed the deal and here I am typing my first blog post on my brand new shiny iPad with retina display (what does that even mean?).
So far my biggest challenge has been finding the time to explore this thing and all of the goodness that comes with owning something apple.
Which apps do you love? So far my favourites include songza and gmail (browsing through my 3 email accounts is so ridiculously easy on this thing).