I have a 3rd gen itouch, with 17 month old battery that doesn't last more than 2 hours. I'm trying to decide on a holiday gift for myself. Either an Ipad or 4th gen itouch. The advantage of a new itouch is retina graphics, mic, longer lasting battery, hd camera. Cost would be about $199 on black Friday sale tomorrow. Advantage of Ipad: all my games are easier to play, more fun, especially board games, watching netflix is easier, battery lasts up to ten hours, better for browsing, reading books, reading comics is now possible. The problem is the cost. Cheapest Ipad on black friday is about $565 Cad including tax, not a small sum of money for something that is just going to be used at home, on the couch or in bed. The Itouch would be about $224 Cad. The wife says I can only have one but still thinks the Ipad is too expensive. I agree it is expensive, but if I really want it, I'll get it. It's also tempting to just wait for the new gen Ipad in March.