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Lock the screen orientation, turn off auto-correction (without sacrificing spell check), activate spoken auto-text, set the triple-click Home button, and view the iPad user guide in iBooks or a Safari window via a built-in bookmark.
I am now a reverse switcher--I switched from a BlackBerry to an iPhone about six months ago, and now am switching back again. Why?
Use the new VoiceOver, Zoom, and Speak Auto-Text features.