Can I buy a new iPad if I don't have a desktop computer to use itunes on?

I'm thinking of buying my boyfriend an iPad for his birthday. The only thing is, he doesn't have a laptop or desktop computer which he can use itunes on. Can he operate the iPad solely using the cloud or does he still need itunes?

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  • Best Answer:

    Yes, you can. With iOS 5, you no longer need a computer to start using iPad. When you turn it on for the first time, you'll go through the set up and then start using it. And if he wants to use iTunes on computer but he doesn't have one, don't worry if you buy him iPad. iTunes Store, App Store and the iBooks Store are all already on the iPad.

    • Answered by Blaz S
    • Aug 8, 2012
  • Yes as long the iPad you buy has iOS 5 which enables you to use the iPad without iTunes. The iPad 2 and iPad 3 comes with iOS 5 so you won't to worry.

    • Answered by Gabriel A from Kissimmee
    • Aug 8, 2012