I have an iPad mini with cellular, but this tablet is intended to go with me. I would want a tablet that will stay home, and function as a music player, and general use tablet. This is because the the iPod is no longer being made. This in turn will mean that once the last iPod is sold, there will be no more. The iPad is expected to support me when that should happen. The iPad with 256GB and Apple Care is available on Apple’s website, as well as Amazon for $700.