Your verse: Enter now to win a FREE iPad Air from iMore!

Apple's latest iPad Air commercial features Robin Williams from Dead Poets Society quoting Walt Witman and asking — what will your verse be? It's filled with iPads in amazing places, being used for amazing things. And it got us to wondering — if you had a brand new iPad Air, what amazing place would you take it? What amazing thing would you do with it? What would your verse be? Answer that in the comments below, and we'll give you a brand new 16GB iPad Air to help you do it. (Technically a $500 Apple Store gift card!)

Be funny. Be dramatic. Be passionate. Make us laugh. Make us cry. Make us want to give it to you rather than the commenter above or below you. Throw in a picture, throw in a video. Do whatever you feel best expresses your verse. The iPad can help you do amazing things, and we want to help you get one!

The give-away starts right now and ends Wednesday, January 22, at 11:59pm PST. Standard iMore contest rules apply.

Tell your friends. Tell your family. Tell the world. Scream it. WHAT WILL YOUR VERSE BE?

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Whether sad or happy, depressed or elated, a search for knowledge to enhance or solve my feelings are always there. No matter the state of art, state of life or state of consciousness, an iPad is there to solve my mysteries. My mysteries are unique to me. My iPad is unique to me. I am unique to me. I am.

I've seen the Amazon commercial comparing its tablet against the iPad for a few weeks now. They do a great job comparing specs and features, but eventually they settle on the only thing Amazon seems to care about: price.

And then the "Your Verse" commercial came out. It was brilliant. My kids use our iPad 2 to play games, sure, but they also make movies, draw pictures, and take photos. I've been playing around with other iOS apps on my phone and have really enjoyed making songs, editing pictures, and writing.

And after the "Your Verse" video, it struck me the difference in the messages of these two companies.

Amazon: Buy our stuff, so you might consume.

Apple: Buy our stuff, so you might create.

I've been unemployed for 6 months, christmas was tough... Would've liked to updated my mother's broken iPad 2. #1stworldproblems is my verse.

One cell. One single cell. One thought. One solitary notion of a life complete yet incomplete. They don't come from nowhere. Nothing without the other. No changes, not a chance in the world without a hand, without a plan...without Love.

In a world of war, blood and tears. Where dreams are crushed, like Snooki at a frat party. Where people live their lives in agony and disparity. Where suffering covers like a fresh winter snow...An iPad gives us an endless amount of apps that capture it all. And somehow makes us smile. Oh, and Candy Crush.

My verse opens sitting next to my mom, now living with stage four cancer, as I show her photos of her first grandchild, on my new iPad Air, from our first ultrasound.

Outspoken yet subtle, so very calm with our rage.
Sitting here being trapped, pure bliss in our cage.
Our cage is this life.
It passes. Makes fools of us, rewards us, and is just.
It can be happy and utterly sad. Defeating while driving you mad.
Life is a cage.
Both passionate and forgiving. Smiles and tears.
True happiness and delight. What seems to be a never ending fight.
To you I say this: Find bliss in your cage.

Creating words from mere silence,
Making a masterpiece from a blank page,
give those with the vision, the tools to bring it to the masses,
and you witness the beginning of a new age.

Bring forth life through the eyes of the smallest child,
show the past through the experience of your grandparents.
Don't imagine, connect with someone that has been there.
Feel free, create, share, and visualize your dreams.
Nothing is impossible anymore. Technology has given everyone a voice....
this is the soapbox, the stage, the use that voice on.
Raise your voice high, far, and the world who you are.

Like the first step taken...something different!/
Like the scent of newly baked treats...fresh!/
Like experiencing new visuals and sounds...amazing!/
Like the "whoosh" you hear when the plastic is peeled off a new gadget...exciting!/
Like the first sip of a cold drink on a hot day...refreshing!
That's what getting the new iPad Air would be to me

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I would take it to a place almost forgotten by the world and that would be to an Orphanage and let them see some of the wonders of knowledge. Than I would let them have it

Watching cars go in and out of the auction watching everyone run around crazy is something I file all the time it's actually a sight. To film that in HD and slow motion would be my verse.

My verse is inspiring inner city youth about technology and how this can enhance and transform their lives. I believe teaching the advantage of technology will help overcome their reluctance and can make changes in their lives. This would be gifted to one of the kids!

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My verse is finishing school with my masters degree in a country abroad... I miss the states... Only 3 more semesters!

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A wise man once quipped -

"As you ramble along through life,
Let this one thing be your goal,
Keep your eye upon the doughnut,
And not upon the hole."

I believe iPad can help one rise above the holes in life and enable one to birth new and exciting doughnuts out of the deep fat fryer of creativity. For this is the ultimate dream for all people; To create that which has not yet been created, to achieve that which has not yet been achieved, and to watch Netflix when they are at work in the Gulf of Mexico seven days at a time.

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iPad is my right arm. It's my signature move. It's my second brain, my other heart, my past, present, and future memory bank. It does what phones can't: provides an experience no other appliance, smart phone, computer, or vehicle can offer: electronic breath. It truly is...air.

I use my iPad for reading, listen to music, watching video, surfing the web, email and some gaming. It has the power of the TARDIS, even when I'm using it to watch the TARDIS on Netflix. It will take me all over the cosmos, across space and time and even take me down to sub-atomic worlds while reading about particle physics. It will take me to unreal worlds like Westeros and Essos while reading books then allow me to escape to Margaritaville when I simply want to listen to some Jimmy Buffett and escape to where there are no worries or technology to distract me from the peace of doing absolutely nothing. And last but not least, it will travel with me when I physically go anywhere in the world. In the past, I've take my iPad to all 3 coasts in the US, Singapore, Hong Kong, Scotland (where I upgraded it to iOS7), Germany and London. There are possibilities of Argentina, Brazil and Belgium in my future.

It pretty much lives up to the device that was sold to us when it was announced. It takes me anywhere I want to go and beyond - physically and virtually. So, a new iPad Air would do nice to get me there faster and lighter.

Beauty never slumbers;
All is in her name;
But the rose remembers
The dust from which it came.
- - - -Edna St. Vincent Millay

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?
Actually who are we not to be?
- Marianne Williamson

I would use my iPad air to make short films of fairy tales here on The island I live on.I would get all my friends to star in them and put them on the web.From Little red Riding hood to the Frog Prince , I would shoot them .


[fade from black]

A video montage plays on an iPad of a young girl laughing, smiling... Having the time of her life. A sunny day in the tidal pools. Learning to ride her bike in front if the house. Chasing after the dog who happens to be trying to eat the water spraying out if the backyard sprinkler. Ice cream with Nana & Papa.
[camera cuts to over left shoulder of an older man]
[longingly he says aloud]
"I can still remember, like it was..."
"who's dat, dranpa? Is dat meee?!" Asks the wee voice of a little girl nestled under his right arm.
"Hahaha. No child. That was your Mommy... Back when she was your age."

[Fade to black]

[cue Apple Logo]

(For my Lily)

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I would take mine on vacation with my family in May, we are going to Disney World in Florida.

We can use it pretty much all vacation long, on the plane, in the parks, in the hotel room at night. It would serve as a entertainment device, a camera, a video camera, a virtual tour guide, and even a communication means, via FaceTime.

We have two 5 year olds and a 9 year old going with us, so they would get a TON of use out of it.

Remember now thy iPad, in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them. -- Eccles. 12

For my joy and entertainment,
My sanctity, and cool,
I would use my iPad, like an unimagined tool.
Keeping the kids immersed in the retina display, but only certain days
And a means to view all of lifes everyday updates and the latest news of the day

I'd like to figure out a way to mount an iPad's camera to my telescope and use it to help a vision impaired child in my apartment complex. That's my verse.

I am not too old to learn. I can and will master technology. My life is being reinvented. And my iPad is the perfect device to partner me to these achievements. It can take me to another universe and it can connect me to those in my own universe. It offers knowledge at the tap of a finger. It can be the canvas upon which to create my own fantasy. It will take me back in time, it will be my record of what is happening right now and I can plan the future with it. Its beauty and simplicity will inspire my verse.

An extremely simple and extremely powerful tool...The iPad air will help illustrate my feelings - "shout out" - "Happy Birthday gift" for my sister.

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do”

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If I had an iPad Air, I would visit Stanford University. My life's verse is...

“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

~ Steve Jobs

Success is determined by our mind in life as it controls the things we want. Success is when we achieve our goals in life and being happy about it.

Success is when we embrace our visions and dreams as they come from the heart and bring happiness when we achieve them.

Success in life comes at a price like anything else you encounter struggles to attain it and lose some of the battles along the way.

Success is when we inspire others in life to realize their full potential. Success in life is when you are able to exercise your freedom, privileges and choices to do the right thing even when the odds are against you.

Success is when you are able to get up and start all over again when you fall in your struggles.

Success is when one does something no other person has done.
Success is when you wake up and spend your day doing what you are passionate about. Success is when you maintain good communication with people you meet in your life.

Success in life is when you lead by example or walk the talk. Success only comes to those who acknowledge their mistakes and have the courage to ask where they don’t know.

Success comes to those who take calculated risks to explore opportunities. Success comes to those who do not obsess about things beyond their control.

Success comes to those who day dream visions because that’s how good ideas are created.

Success is about doing things that make you happy without worrying about what other people may think about you.

Success comes to those who accept that change is inevitable and easily adapt when change happens.

Success in life comes to those who watch their thoughts, words and actions.

iMore staff doesn't count, but I figured I'd share mine anyway. This little verse has the benefit of being based on a true story.

There once was a man from Nantucket
Who brought me Mac parts in a bucket
"Please fix it," he said,
"Without it, I'm dead
"And I cannot afford to just chuck it."

Not the most elegant, but if I won and iPad Air, I'd take it to the ambulance station where I work. Sometimes after a long day, with difficult calls, we are physically and emotionally exhausted. It would help to have an iPad to collapse into bed and escape into a movie for a brief respite.

As for my verse? It's really more like two quotes taken from Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt that has meant a lot to me in my job and personal life. They go "Companioning is about respecting disorder and confusion; it is not about imposing order and logic" and "Companioning is about bearing witness to the struggles of others; it is not about judging or directing these struggles."

I think my voice has 3, or maybe 4 primary parts.
I'm using an iPad (soon to be 2 iPads) in the classroom when I teach; this usage is slowly evolving as I continue the experiment with different ways of using it, but feedback from the students is positive, and steadily more favorable.

I've worked with a couple of my students to develop an iOS app, to demonstrate simulations related to my research to K-12 audiences.

And I do things like play Lego Batman on the iPad with my 4.5-year-old son. :-)

I do always keep my eyes open for educational apps for him too. Although at this age, he only gets very limited time with the iPad.

That glass surface is my window of opportunity. When I peer through it, I see a vast assortment of possibilities. If it's magical, then I'm the magician. With it in my hands, I'm able to convert skeptics into believers. The people who have been fortunate enough to witness the wonders I have performed with that device have all lusted after it. Amazingly I have come across many who though it to be overrated until they were able to see some of the things I was able to do with it by tapping into the power of the amazingly spectacular apps that are available for it.

Unfortunately, my last iPad was stolen and since that occurred, I have been longing to get another one. If I could win this, it would absolutely make my year.

My Verse:

If a picture is truly worth a thousand words, then picture my words...

We are all poems

Our lines are our lives

Some short, some long

Some considered to be

Weak, some strong

Being judged by masses

To be right or wrong

Some of blend in

Others stick out amongst

The rest

For worst or for best

Trials & test

Failure & success

Some of us cherished

Others balled up & crumble to a mess

To where its hard to make the lyrics

Filled with wrinkles, rips & edges torn

But you cannot break the spirit

Some of us are crying

Cant you hear it?

Not fully appreciated

Defined ourselves by comparing to others

So our self-value has depreciated

Others wept

Cause noone cared enough look into our depths

Settling for the external surface

So we feel like we’ve defeated our purpose

Others wondering nervous

Our greatest fear is that we become fuel for the furnace

Some of us are earnest, honorable & truthful

While others are lies, fools of ridicule, appearing unfruitful

The scums, bums & outcasts

Slow to believe in us, but they doubt fast

The frustration & misery because our present memory

Not able outlast the imprint of our past

Some violent with anguish

Foul & vulgar language

Many unable to consent out content

Cause they cant accept our strangeness

Some of us well known & common

Others long lost & forgotten

Some ripe with potiental

Others are going rotten

Full of plans plottin

Oh the vanity of humanity

Stop the insanity

One stroke of the pen, and the poem ends instantly

Some us are injured & smitten

But we’re still being spitten

Live-wires & fighters not quite ready to say “Good riddens!”

Following ambitions, some with hidden intentions

Some so common place, our face value has diminished

Some are works that are finished, others still being written

Some seek solitude, others craving attention

Followers & leaders

Some desire readers in order to convert believers

There are those who oppose foes & deceivers

Liars & cheaters

Some fathering their children

Others are deadbeaters

Anorexic & overeaters

Haters & lovers

Some exposed, others undercover

Itty bitty skinny minis to fat buttered flubbers

Toting medal, plastic, elastic or rubber

Minds of every kind,

Some think outside one box only to be confined by another

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To become a better student, inside and class and outside the class. Do more for my family. Do more for my friends. Communicate better with family. Being so far from home all the time can get a little tough and keeping in touch is so important to my family and myself.

About 4 years ago I was sent to Portland Oregon for work. I extended my stay in order to explore Portland on my own dime. Portland was an amazing place that I wanted to see more of. Well that Friday I decided I was going to make the drive up to Washington in my rental car and attempt to make the summit of Mt.St.Helens instead of just exploring more of downtown Portland, after all I already live an hour away from a large city (Chicago). That night I went to the local REI store and rented the equipment I thought I would need. Picked up some grub for the hike and purchased a warmer jacket (it was February and would definitely be covered in snow and ice). The next morning I made the drive up to Washington, it took me a good 9 hours to reach the summit and make it back to the car, I saw a handful of other hikers, most of which had turned back due to worsening conditions. (Which eventually let up). For photos all I had was my old LG chocolate phone and an 8 mp sony point and shoot camera. I was so proud of what I had accomplished alone and far away from home. I swore that one day I would return and bring my son who at the time was still not even a year old. After rushing back to Portland to return my equipment in time I ended up sleeping in my rental car at the airport, well about 3 hours of sleep since work called me regarding issues back at the office. I jumped on my plane and returned to Chicago the next day. Well the first thing I did when I got home was upload my photos on my Mac. Imagine my horror when I found I had the quality of the photos from my camera set to "e-mail" mode, the lowest setting possible and therefore tiny photos that I could never print or enlarge. So many photos, and none worth a damn. Anyway, this is why I'd love an iPad air. I will take it with me and it will take photos of me and my son. I will reach the summit again and maybe, just maybe, I'll be able to FaceTime our closest friends and family while were at the summit. I will have quality photos to share with friends, and they'll be so much better because I'll have my son with me.

I take it to my Acupuncture Study Abroad trip to China in Winter 2014.I would use it to record memories of the patients I treat, the foreign friends I make, the food, the culture and the scenery. Like the Taoist Sage Lao Tzu said " A Journey of a Thousand Miles begins with a Single Step."

Beneath the deep
To understand the song of a dolphin
To hear its voice and be part of a secret society
Moving effortlessly, singing joyfully, reaching out to touch all that is good and trusting
That which is the sound of the dolphins voice
Awakening to the realization I understand the cryptic voice of the dolphin gliding through my dreams.
This is my verse.

To not only embrace the present technology, but to savour the fact that we are living the science-fiction life of those who preceded us and crafting the very foundations of technologies those that will follow us. (in other words, designing apps;)

It is all about the joy of watching a nearly 2 year old grandchild
Who is in awe and wonder when hitting the home button
And laughs joyously as she finally finds her favorite app
And begins to make her own music with the buttons
Or clicks the monkey and lets him play the song
One day she will be writing her own verses
Creating her own beautiful music
Or just learning exactly why
If you have three apples and take one away
There are two

I look down in my lap and sadness falls over me. My song is as empty as my lap for it is without the solace of the connectedness to the world that the iPad air would bring me. With one I wouldn't just have a full lap - I'd have a full world.

I would take it everywhere i go..... Work, the beach, the mountains... It will be jailboken for sure and free to soar!

I am an aspiring coder stuck inside a teenager's body I think in binary; I speak through technology and all the wonderful things it does for us; I live for the future. To create, to share, to inspire, to enlighten - all common goals of the vast population of planet Earth. We live to satisfy and enrich each other's lives, and I want to be able to do that.

Winning this iPad would send me on an unrivaled journey through some adolescent version of The Matrix, flying into the future - and all the tools I need to succeed are right in front of me. All I have to do is believe that no matter what my parents or my teachers or my friends say or how many times I am bullied and verbally abused because of my hobbies and personal goals, I am destined for absolute greatness. All I have to do is reach out and usher it in.

Thank you for creating this contest and giving people like me a chance.

I would research places all across the world on my ipad and then take pictures and videos of those actual places.

my verse would using my brand new iPad air to take notes and help me with homework and helping me get throughout college. the iPad air would be a great help and I would be indebted to the iMore team forever for helping me with school:)

I'd like to say how I would use one to do all kinds of amazing and wonderful things, but that'd just end up being a lie.

I'd use one to help run my business, mostly with invoicing. When not doing that I'd use some of it's other useful features, namely browsing online and playing candy crush. Truthfully, that's what it would be used most for, browsing online and playing candy crush.

I've traveled the world a thousand times in my mind, through my dreams both day and night. Walked the Great Wall, Climbed Mt. Everest and Felt the Hot sand under my toes in Florida. Im working to release this inner character thats seen all these places and done all these things. Like Aladdin had a magic carpet i'd wanna have my magic iPad to take me as far as my eyes can see. Through the Safari, I take notes make reminders and set dates on a calendar for all the places i wanna see and Contacts i've made on the way, and while I'm at it Find a friend i haven't seen. My verse is simple, to experience life and capture every moment my dreams become reality.

No other gadget or tablet can beat ipad. Ipad is world's most selling gadget. I love to have one on my epmty sad hands

"Don't give it to me, I've already got one, you see."

"He said he's already got one!"
"Are you sure you've already got one?!"

"Oh, yes, it's very nice-a (I told them I've already got one! [LOL!])"

"Well, um, can we come over and have a look?"

"Of course not! You are nerdy-types-a!"

"Well, what are you, then?"

"I'm a geek! Why do you think I'm 'angin' 'round here, you silly blogger!"

"What are you doing in the comments section?"

"Mind your own business!"

"If you don't join the contest, we shall enter you by force!.....Wait, WRONG SKETCH!...."

I would take a new iPad Air with me to school, work and home, keeping connected to everything that's going on, taking all of my notes, writing up my assignments, sharing photos with my grandparents, providing relaxation during a busy day of school or work, and more. My iPad is the device I reach to most of the time, and it's the device that's the best compromise between my MacBook Pro and iPhone. It just does what I need it to, no matter what. I can almost always bring it with me, too! An iPad Air would make all of this even better.

Writing is an endeavor filled with profound joy even while it holds in itself tremendous pain. Penning down narratives that move and invoke people to act is what I do. The written word exists in abundance through books and miscellany, and the World Wide Web. How much more can someone gain from having a tablet, especially one that is as sublime as the iPad Air. The lightness would aid my numerous wanderings, my explorations into the uncharted territories, to open my eyes to report. Life yields much unmined treasures that shine in the dark, and the world would benefit from such discourse. But ultimately the Word of the Lord has the answers, as it will stay on the home screen, like a beacon.

The musical capabilities as are the photo editing tools and movie editing tools are crucial, much like tools in a mechanic's tool box. They fix things and negotiate difficult processes.

I will need an IPad Air, to achieve, to conquer and to open up. Without it I will be all the poorer.

We live in a fast-paced world where everyone is so busy. Busy with doing homework for school, completing projects at work or doing chores at home. It's like there's always something you need to do wherever you are that it can be overwhelming at times. The world is moving so fast around us that it's so easy to forget to appreciate the simple joys of life.
Whether it's singing along your favorite song playing on the radio, a bubble bath, sleeping in, petting your dog, or watching the sunset. And maybe even finding money in your pockets you didn't know you had. And there's looking at the beautiful stars at night, seeing funny-shaped clouds in the sky, and showering in the rain.
It's important that from time to time we step back and take a moment to appreciate the little things in our lives that makes it more worthwhile.
What's my verse in life you ask? Simple. It's to see and make others smile.

It's neither here nor there, the iPad air. It's always here, it's always there. I'm always here, I'd love to be there (with my iPad Air). Since I'm always here and can't be there, an iPad Air will take me there.

iPad Air will take me there, show me the world from here. I'll learn, I'll grow, I'll wonder where, but the iPad Air will take me there!

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My verse isn't really for me... more for my wife and kids at home. I work in the oilfield as a well-site geologist. I am away from home almost all of the time. As of tonight I haven't seen my family in a little over two weeks and counting... this hitch could go as long as a month or so. so my verse would be to give my wife and kids the iPad, so we could FaceTime each other every day or so. maybe then my kids could tell me to my face how their day at school was, or my wife's day at work.... it would be nice!

I am not good at writing.
But I will take the iPad Air together with me on my next trip to the ISS and will make a film of your homes from far above.

I would take my iPad to every corner of the earth as I discover myself and the world around me. My verse is: "Love is a creator of things. Love is a dedication to things. Love is life."

I would take my iPad with that awesome tripod in the ad and stand on 34th Street during a Manhattanhenge and click that beautiful sunset.

Beauty in the hands of the iPad holder

sounds a lil crappy but i am no poet. Guess the photo will have to do the talking

My verse is what takes us forward, what takes us to go over the hills and look at stars and strive for go there.

Long hours,
No longer filled with sleep.
Heavy eyelids interrupt me from scanning
the pages and pages of medical textbooks
Is this what becoming a doctor is?

It's morning,
Time to begin my journey to the school of healing
The straps of the bag,
Etch themselves into my shoulders
But I don't give up
The trek must go on
Is this what becoming a doctor is?

For this is my verse,
The path I have chosen
Not an easy one,
But what's the fun without the struggle.
A wise man once said ' there's a highway to hell, but only a staircase to heaven'.
The harder the struggle, the sweeter the prize.

(Disclaimer: the first 2 lines were obtained from elsewhere as an inspiration, rest is original)

There once was a man, Steve Jobs
Who drove all the people to mobs.
For an iPhone or iPad,
he sent everyone mad!
One for me iMore? Good Gods!!

Whether I'm a teacher, or a student.
Whether I'm a doctor, or an engineer.
Whether I'm a businessman, or an astronaut.

No matter what I do in everyday life, it's the device that makes it just that much better.
It's as powerful as my ambitions, and as versatile as myself.
For work. For play. For anywhere in between.

Such a precious thing
Yet so many take it for granted
We are filled with fear
The fear of our past experiences coming back to haunt us
The fear of what will become of our future ones
Perhaps we have laid our eyes upon so much pain
That we are blinded to what's ahead
But what if we were to freeze time?
And just for a moment, our cluttered minds were reborn?
What if just for a little while we had no worries or biased thoughts
What if our minds were cleared like an email inbox full of hateful words
What if our minds were refreshed like a frozen page on safari?
And that childhood innocence we can barely remember is restored?
Because when you stop and look around with a new pair of eyes
You might just come to the realization that maybe this world isn't so awful after all
In fact, maybe it's just a little bit brilliant

My verse will be to create an save lives, as a doctor the ipad will be perfect alongside surgerys and birth. I would make the ipad part of the process of saving and making life.

In case you cannot see the video, here is the text:

It supplemented my vision when mine was insufficient.

And helped me make connections with a world that had formerly passed me by.

It gave me a voice when mine was too small.

And a front row seat to better hear all of the insightful and stimulating voices that would have otherwise, remained beyond my hearing.

It gave me a library of books with text that could be enlarged, and accommodate my vision. It even reads to me, making all of the world’s treasure of knowledge something I can access.

And when it is my turn to contribute a verse, I can do so, whatever the time, wherever I happen to be.

My verse would be to pass on this life-enhancing gift to my mother who is also blind. Moving her from a Windows PC to an iPad may not change the world, but it would change her world. And that is a verse worth contributing.

It takes a bold person to go around the world to incredible places to meet amazing people. It takes a bold device to travel around the globe and help spark wonder and enjoyment wherever it goes. The iPad Air is absolutely perfect for traveling around the globe to exotic grasslands and water falls, and even to the deep shadow of space. An iPad wasn't meant to be kept sitting on a desk. It was built to inspire adventure and creation. It was meant to travel everywhere and be an essential part of anyone's life. The iPad Air, like many other places in this world, is a work of beauty itself. That is my verse.

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rather than make up some poem or haiku. I am a dad in the middle of a divorce. My kids all have Ipads. I do not, because I do for them first and foremost. It would just be really cool to be able to see what they see, feel what they feel, when I'm not there. A 17 year old daughter and twin 7 year old boys. My kids are my life, they hold my heart, they are my moral compass. An Ipad will enhance my life...because its another avenue that I can share in theirs.....That is my verse.

- My son hits a double down the right field line on a hard grounder...recorded and broadcast to my wife who wasn't able to make the game using the iScore app
- Matthew 6:33 is the verse we are reading in church using the Bible +1 app
Monday morning:
- You're a candle in the sun...that sh*t don't even out. Verse spit by Jay-Z as I listen to iTunes Radio on the train
Monday afternoon:
- Sharing a presentation with colleagues in London using the GoToMeeting app

My verse is verse is made possible with an iPad

My verse is to fulfill my responsibilities, that is to be a father to my children, a husband to my wife, a son to my parents, a brother to my sisters, a true friend to my friends, and to treat others as I wish to be treated.

My 3 yr old granddaughter has been diagnosed with autism, yet she responds amazingly to our iPads. I would that she have her own.

To video the equinox at Chichen Itza, history is not a destination, it's a road we constantly travel on.

I was trying really hard to come up with a verse.
But I missed something to come up with a verse.
I was thinking about what I was missing to come up with a verse.
And then it hit me what I was missing to come up with a verse.

It is, it is, it is an iPad Air I am missing to come up with a verse!

So maybe I can win this iPad Air so I can send you guys a verse!

“Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

I would love to own a new ipad air to change my world :D

the ipad air will help create a family journal recording video of important events, expressing the random thoughts in our head, and songs that express how we feel and what we believe in.

something we can look back on many years from now that will make us laugh and cry

My verse would be helping my Mom with her original iPad as she shows of photos of Family, Friends, and her garden.

Left job, now I'm staying home. 4 kids. 2 in school, 2 home all day, loving, playing, learning, having fun. Online classes at the local college, been 15 years, but I'm doing well on a 6-year-old-beat-up laptop, homework at 2 am. Husband says it's all good, but suddenly he wants a 50's wife, dinner on the table, when he walks in the door. Oh no, nope, not gonna happen. He gets the pic when I make him babysit one Saturday for 4 hours. So, looking for a boost, something to take some weight off, or a supplement. Oh, look... An apple....

What will My Verse be?
The goal of the Human Race is to effect the lives of others. We are built to help, designed to combat struggles together. We are here to excel, to launch forward, to be better than our ancestors. We are not creatures of war, we are not hardwired to act a certain way.
We are not made to be solitary. We are not built to be alone, but to work as one.
My verse will not be overlooked, it will not be cast aside or ignored. My Verse will live on. My Verse will be told down through the ages, My Verse will be in history books and in classrooms. My Verse will be known throughout the expansive continents of the world.
My Verse will be unforgettable.
Not for me though.
My Verse is for the next generation. My Verse will be what parents have their children strive to be. My Verse is to have all that are writing their Verses now, and in the future to be better than we could have ever imagined. My Verse is not about me, it is about the outcome of the Human Race.

My Verse is all of us.

I'd take my iPad into the local pet shelter and post videos off all the wonderful pets just waiting for a home. Sometimes all it takes is to be able to see into the eyes of a dog, cat, horse or other animal to be able to understand how much it wants and needs you to give it a home.

I would give the iPad Air to my wife who is a Speech Language Pathologist in an elementary school. The iPad one of the greatest ways to have the students communicate sometimes for the first time in their lives. So not a verse for me but a life verse for a student.

My verse comes from mine and my wife's legacy, our children and their children and their children's children. My wife and I have musical backgrounds and now our youngest son has decided he wants to create videos and music to share with others. That's what our verse will be, encouraging a new generation of the creative mind. As Robin says in the commercial and the movie, these are what we stay alive for!

The freedom to see the world, to speak to the world, to tell them my thoughts, and to hear theirs, from wherever I am, or will be.

On a dreary, dank, damp morning commuting on the London tube, the monotony is broken. The still, temporary calm of a delayed train is interrupted. The dullest of dull thoughts are subsumed by a sudden interest. An iPad is being used.

Oh, the endless possibilities...
...nah, let me just look at weird pix of cats on some obscure blogs!

Over my lifetime I have been across the United States and Canada on my Motorcycle but I would like to do it all over again this time using my iPad Air that I would win from iMore and even have the iMore logo painted on the hard bags of my bike to let everyone know who is responsible. That would be my Verse!!

I quit my job to finally WWOOF in France for a few months. I'm trying to figure out a way to keep track of all my movements and thoughts in a sort of digital journal, but I'm very hesitant to bring my Macbook. I'd love to keep track and memorialize this verse in my life with an iPad, I just can't afford the trip and an iPad. Winning this contest would really put the icing on the cake for me during this trip (then I'll have my cake and eat it too) (sorry, couldn't help it). Thanks!

I would donate it to the Witness program developed by Peter Gabriel and others to document social and political abuse throughout the world

Civil rights, civil war, hood rat, crack whore. Carefree, nightclub, closet drunk, bathtub. Outcast, weirdo, stepchild, freakshow. Black girl, bad hair, broad nose, cold stare. Tap shoes, broadway, tuxedo, holiday. Creative black, love song, stupid words, erased song. Breast cancer, common cold, HIV, lost hope. Overweight, self-esteem, misfit, broken dream. Fish tank, small bowl, closed mind, dark hold. Street fight, bloody war, instigators, third floor. Gun shots, orange house, dead man walking with a dirty mouth. Spoiled milk, stale bread, welfare, bubonic plague. Promiscuous child, broken dream, STD, quarantine. Heroin user, coke head, final chapter, deathbed. White house, Jim Crow, dirty lies, my regards.

That maybe, even like Janelle Monae, I can be the next voice of my generation. That I can construct some sort of change that actually matters. Through music. Through expression. Through lifestyle. Through art. Through Apple.

Realistically I'd get the best damn case I could for it and diving we would go. Sure I'd use it for everything and everywhere but that's where I want to take it the most.

Watched a movie on the iPad mini with retina and I could see ever nuance of Joaquin Phoenix's face as he got to know someone new in the movie 'Her'. While it might be nice to have Siri speak naturally and sound as sultry as Scarlett Johansson, I'm good with where we are right now. The mini is the brush I choose to paint the strokes upon the canvas that is my mind and perceptions how I view things shaping much of how I feel about life from day to day.

So as I type this comment while listening to a podcast I smile. Knowing that every little part of what it is to own an iPad is another small pinpoint of color and light and feeling expressed in my world. Prompting me to ask:

What's in yours?

To show the world that my dog and me,
Don't just sit around and scratch our fleas.

To show the world my mind and Flair,
I have a need for an Ipad Air.

To show the world that I am hip,
When will my gift card for the Ipad Air ship?

Laptop, Iphone, Ipad, hard drive, cases, covers, stands-no matter what I get,
My Apple addiction is NEVER met.

Oh no, I'm starting to feel the urge, need, and desire,
Of another Apple product that I must acquire!

Please, please Imore, help me snuff out this obsession,
and help me get this much needed possession.

I would work on my script for my comic while taking care of the kids also would teach them stop motion with it

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I would work on it in the car and it would make me a star. I would work on it from the mountain top and I would never stop. I would teach my little ones math with it. I want my iPad Air.

I'm going off to college in just a few months. I'm grateful that I was accepted into Georgia Tech and I hope that I'll be going there this fall. Ever since I was little I have always loved computers. And, when I was on a computer, I would always be creating something. For example, if I wasn't on Microsoft Paint, I would load up a few CD-ROM and build my own Sea World or make some wacky painting with a Disney Painting program. As I grew older the next step I took was create websites and stuff. I would use Photoshop-like programs and basic CSS and HTML code to create my own space on the internet. I am blessed that I currently attend an institution that introduced to me and allows me to learn programming. Through this programming course, I learned what I wanted to study in college: Computer Science. I feel that programming allows me to create virtually anything I want. When I'm coding, although it's stressful at times, I feel accomplished when I get what I need done. I have wanted for some time now to create iOS Apps, specifically iPad apps. In June of last year I began learning Objective C so that can make iOS apps. With this iPad I would be able to test my creations and download other apps that could inspire with me new ideas. I also think that this iPad will allow me to be more productive and help me out in college. I would like to have a tablet as my tool for taking notes in class and quick access to whatever I need.

Mine is very original...A Sailor's Lullaby to his daughter
Go to sleep
My little girlfriend
Daddy's here to tuck you in
I've been gone for quite sometime
But now I'm here
Oh I've missed that pretty little smile
And I'll stay with you for a while
Don't you know
That I'll love you
Forever more

O maker me, O maker mine
How do you define this design?
Is it the simple sophistication
Of the doctored image
Or the intricate barrenness
Of the collective individuality?
Does one really have to fear
Or not fear the end of living?
Can we not view the transcendence
With a provocative curiosity?
Must we blindly place our allegiance
Or are we allowed to open our eyes
And see life for what it really is?
Some see the beauty of the light
Some see the beauty of the night
Few see the beauty of the twine
And in it's contradictory nature
Life is a blessing to the walking dead
Unaware of the precious instant
Because few will ever realize
Perception is everything
And reality
Is the aftershock

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Finding an outlet for creativity, productivity, research, and entertainment in one convenient package—that's what my verse will be—if I win this iPad. Make it real.

From time to time I see a smile, that lights a hundred million miles, from way out at sea, from France to Napoli, I think back and remember that time i did see, felt like forever it was could it be, like technology is here and for all eternity.

I am a lover of apple products, I really wanted to have a iPad Air.. in my country, for an iPad Air is very expensive if premises were exchanged my iPhone 3Gs is not enough money to add to it .. for me the iPad Air is a tablet with Feature future technology, advanced tablet, and the tablet of my dreams .. I really want to have it, give me a iPad Air ❤

I would use this as a notebook replacement and do office work tasks on it. I would also jam on iTunes Radio. Cheers

Here are mine.

1. On the iPhone, I tended to draw with my thumb. Whereas the moment I got to the iPad, I found myself using every finger. My wife is a happy woman ;)

2. It's the combination of marrying a beautiful woman three decades younger and my iPad that keeps me young.

3. iPad user - 'My wife is cheating on me'
Siri - 'I found 10 bars close to you'
<insert list of 10 bars>
Your very own personal assistant, now on a bigger screen. :)

Helping people in need with my fundraising efforts for charities is what I would do with an iPad Air. #myverse

My verse is to help humanity. To help those in need whenever they need it. I am there daytime, nighttime, weekends, holidays, winter, summer, spring, fall. When you feel ill, when you fall down the stairs, when your house is on fire, I will be there to help you out. When your mom is sick or your dad is hurt, or your grandpa has fallen on the snowy driveway, I will be there. A phone and 3 digits and I will be there as quickly as possible to help you or anyone who needs it. I will make sure to bring others who will be there as well to help you out. When you are having the worst day of your life, I will be there to help you out. Physically, Emotionally, whatever you need. I will be there to help you out.

My verse will be told with my air as I chronicle my family and our adventures. I don't need a Great Wall, temple or a statue to fill my verses in the song of life. Living is loving.

My verse would be a gift to my daughter. She is an amazing 11 yr old who loves horseback riding. She has me video her lessons with her iPhone and on the way home, she creates her imovies. She is very creative and the iPad would be an awesome surprise, especially if her story won it without her knowing I submitted it!
Thank you for the chance!

I am the copilot. I sit on the right.
It's up to me to be quick and bright;
I never talk back for I have regrets,
But I have to remember what the Captain forgets. -Keith Murray
I am the copilot, and the iPad helps me remember but what the pilot forgets!

It's time to attach an iPad to a rolling tripod while shooting video and catching everyone's expression as they notice the iPad rolling by. Let me be that man.

Sometimes I lay awake at night wondering if I chose the right path in life. It unsettles me, but it allows me to reflect on the things that I have done to get where I am. Hard work. Sacrifice. A goal. A new goal. It's been a constant trudge through the unknown to get to this point in my life. But I've gotten this far, so why not go farther...In the words of the late great Steve Jobs, "Stay hungry. Stay foolish."

Just being out in the mountains and alone time. Taking images, video and audio of quiet places for others

My best friend and I who have been best friends since we were in daycare have made a bucket list. Among all the things we wanted to do the main bucket wish is going to see the Vancouver Canucks play at every NHL Arena. (We are big Canucks Fans) Yup that's right all 30 Arenas. So far we have accomplished 6 and we only started two years ago!

So, if I won, I would take this new iPad Air and document all our travels to these arenas. I hope I win, Much nicer to look at all the pictures on an iPad vs my iPhone!!!

The iPad was designed for the creative. The out of the box thinkers and the innovators. It was made to bring joy and excitement to those who use it. It was made to inspire and to last. Everywhere one goes their iPad is at their side, and when inspiration strikes, the iPad makes it magical. Whether one is simply going around the block, or around the world, the iPad is always with them, ready to help take those inspirations and make them into a work of art. It is one of the most beautiful devices in our time, and it compliments anything it does. It's almost a beautiful as the world that surrounds it.

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I'm a medical student studying the human body. While nothing can take the place of good old fashioned hard work and dedication, the ability to access the vast stores of knowledge available will further my learning. What better way to effect change than to combine mans greatest creation with nature's?

I would take the iPad to different places since I like to travel. I am from India and studying in US and I would click pictures expressing the stark contrast in the cultures yet they are the same.
My verse:
"We divided the world into countries and cultures, languages and religions. Yet there is something that connects us, that binds us and brings us together. Its the shear humanity. We all have the same heart, that tries to bring a smile to a child, the same soul, that wants to fulfill the dreams it sees. We all want to live and breath, feeling warmth, companionship and life bringing joy to everyone around us.
Life is to live and die with a smile on the face and a open heart."

I have been lending my friend iPad all the time.. It's MORE convenient then my heavy laptop like reading PDF files and MORE hmm about verse I have nothing on it but here's one from bible :3
No man also seweth a piece of new cloth on an old garment: else the new piece that filled it up taketh away from the old, and the rent is made worse.

The relevance of the iPad today reaches further than the scope of technology — it is about emotion. It is a tool of experience and experience is the foundation of all life. As an explorer my experiences are reflected on the memories of the places I have visited and the lives I have touched, no matter how slightly; I have changed them and been changed in return. That passion is the kind of silent emotion that has the power to move mountains and shape the course of history, for that is the true verse that we all write in every word and every gesture of our existence. From the cradle of humanity in wild Africa to the golden age of civilization carved on the lingering pyramids of Giza in Egypt, the iPad shall be my companion. A vehicle of memory that will echo my journey, my experience and my life for future generations through the power of photography, video and the written word. In the end that is what gives shape to emotion and it is eternal.

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iPad AIR / An Imaginable Role ***

Going to go to Rotorua a.k.a NewZealand's Leisure !

Can't hold the tense of fulfilling one of my BUCKETLIST - which is - SKYDIVING !
Being able to experience it live is AMAZING , however,
Being able to capture the moment by using iPad AIR is ridiculously AWESOME !
Living through, seeing through My Skydive Moment, Past of Memories, Story of My Life..

Having a Dream, by means a Resolution,
Dare to Dream, leave you Hope,
Let Hope Count my Year,
Within iPad in my Palms,
Everday will be My Year,
My Moment to Capture..

*Hope iMore lend me a BucketLister^

What we need for our happiness is often close at hand, if we knew but how to seek for it. NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE
...Well, I'm seeking! Let's hope it IS close at hand!

I volunteer at a nursing home and currently use my phone to take fun pictures and videos of the residents. It brings a smile to their faces and sometimes laughter. I think the bigger screen would be great so they could see the videos and pictures easier.

In the very pure nature of africa,capture every moment
With my ipad , those rare animals in our parks,
Those shining savanah, ohh everything with my ipad, in the heart of africa no single moment can escape my ipad, i have the whole world in my hand, unite my people using words,actions
With my ipad

My 4 and 6 year old LOVE my ipad to make "movies" of themselves and to make little plays using their toys as actors. My verse would be

"Create memories that will last a lifetime one scene at a time."

My father in law has only shaken my hand once.

The time had come for me to meet the father of my girlfriend (now wife). I had paid for a trip to Vegas for the two of us and it just so happened her parents were in the area at the same time as our visit. Naturally there simply had to be a meeting.

A couple of weeks prior to the trip, she told me that in meeting her parents she has a single request... Make sure to not give her father a "wussy" handshake. Apparently a former boyfriend, upon meeting her father, had given him a handshake having more resemblance to a dead fish than a man's hand. From that day forward, her father could not speak of, or be around the boyfriend without mentioning the boy's inability to give an appropriate handshake.

Naturally I did not wish for history to repeat itself. I immediately began hand excercises. I purchased a pinch strengthener and added in a daily routine of finger stretches. I studied the art of handshaking and practiced on everyone I met for the next two weeks. By the time we landed in Vegas I was confident that I had mastered the art of the firm handshake.

The day of the meeting arrived. Her parents picked us up from the hotel. The two of is sat in the backseat while her father drove us to where we would be having lunch. And I finally got my first look at the man who would later become my father-in-law. He was not particulary tall but it seems to me that he was as broad as two average men. He had a very full mustache that curled up into handle bars, so thick and large you could not see his mouth. When he spoke, besides his voice, you could only tell he was speaking by how his mustache wiggled. As a man who has never been able to grow a mustache, I immediately felt inadequate. It was a quite ride and so my girlfriend and I forced the conversation by making small talk on the way to lunch about the weather and the activities we had been doing during our trip. Her father was a quiet man, which was a bit unnerving. I knew from my girlfriend that her father had grown up on a farm, spending his youth plowing fields. I also knew he had spent the majority of his life as a fire fighter. The man had literally run into burning buildings for a living.

With a sigh of relief, we arrived at a local Vegas buffet. We all exited the vehicle. We walked towards each other, I was mentally preparing myself for what I knew was bound to come. This was the moment I had practiced and prepared for during the last two weeks. It all seemed to happen in slow-motion and he offered me his hand. I took a deep breath, mentally prepared myself by recalling all I had learned about handshakes. Flexing my hand twice before extending my hand in return, I then grabbed his hand in a vice grip a crocodile would have be proud of. He immediately says, in very flat and even tone, “you’re breaking my hand." My assumption in hearing was that he was mocking me, so I redouble my efforts and squeezed again, putting all my heart and strength into the effort. Once again the same words are spoken, however this time the tone resembled that more of a little girl than a fire fighter. "You’re breaking my hand!" Suddenly I realized that this was not a joke and he was seriously in pain. I immediately released his hand and apologized. Little was spoken between us for the rest of the day.

After lunch we walked around the casino shops during which I later find out from my girlfriend's mother that the day before her father had fallen on his hand. Being a stubborn man, he had refused to go to the hospital or to have anyone to look at it, basically just shaking off the fall. Not a big deal, especially for a man who ran into burning buildings for a living. That is, not a big deal until his daughter's new boyfriend decided to show him how firm his handshake was.

He has never spoken to me about that day. Since then I have married his daughter and he has never spoken an ill word towards me. Neither has he ever offered me his hand again. And to be honest, I am a little fearful of the reaction to offer him mine.

I would like to win the iPad Air as gift to this man in hopes that it will motivate an initiation of a handshake and a chance to redo the smallest big mistake of my life.

My verse

A firm, hearty handshake gives a good first impression, and you'll never be forgiven if you don't live up to it.--
P.J. O'Rourke

Currently, I have the iPad mini with data. It goes everywhere with me. One day I was running late and walked out of the house without it. An acquaintance noticed and said they have never seen me without my iPad.
It's time for an upgrade and an iPad Air would fit the bill.

I help underprivileged children at a private boarding school. Almost every one of the kids were sexually abused when they were younger. I would use the iPad to enrich children's lives with the educational Apps and fun interactive games. Having a computer is great but seeing how the children respond to a bigger touchscreen device is amazing. Touch is absolutely the future for this upcoming generation and being an apple fanboy is like to see apple be the standard at the school.

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A developer device?
A tool that brings my ideas to the world?
A way to provide for my family?

All of them are true.

Dreams are bigger than your bedroom. Take your dreams with you, wherever you go. Let the dreamer inside triumph. Transform your world. Inspire future dreamers.

To have and to hold would be a gift I cannot behold upon myself till the end and be true to thee!
anger_family @yahoo dot com

I'd love to say I'd use it for monitoring surf while in Fiji, or keeping a journal while on an Alaskan cruise, or even navigating the Tokyo subways BUT in actuality I would end up using it to take, store, retouch, and share photos and video of my daughter, the love of my life...and I think that is a completely worthwhile endeavor.

I'd be very grateful if you picked me.

Non, rien de rien
Non, je ne regrette rien!

Brings to tears to my eyes every time, because Piaf clearly regretted some things in her life, but she found love and all was right with the world!

It may not seem like such an amazing place to take an iPad, but I would bring it into my classrooms an lecture halls. I am studying Computer Engineering because it is my passion and I want to be able to solve the world'a current and future problems using computers. That is my verse, and I believe an iPad I the pen I would write it with.

born into the black and white world
hearing angst world wide
colors captured in a box
then words, numbers contained
industrial design, quality engineered
tools sized down
cordless, disks, cellular, tactile


I would carry it around in my and film different events in my life over the next year, something daily, until I get a new iPad next product cycle and everything could begin again.

The 3rd gen iPad, it's a treat
The 4th gen iPad, it's a beast
But I will bet a silk pajama
The iPad Air's a kickass mama

(ala The One-l lama by Ogden Nash)

Basically to fulfill the pupose its creation.That's to come as an undefeatable conquerer for the extreme gaming, texting, watching movies and never ending apps list. To in simpler terms squeeze every drop of its performance in utility and have a mind bogling experience............
so...................have extreme fun................extreme ipad air.........................

My kids are my verses. If I've left them with a passion to learn, the ability to dream, the drive to reach for the stars, and the peace found w/ loved ones, those are verses worth leaving.

An iPad would fit into the mix by providing opportunity to do activities together around the house and on the go. Reading books, playing games, taking pictures, making art, etc.

Blinking cursors make the present pregnant with futures folding out inside some kind of magic door. The screen, a magic mirror. Children get to know and remember their grandparents across gulfs of time and space. The horror and beauty of the world gets reflected back to us in pictures; a war, a wedding, catching a wave on some far away beach. And I type my verse into the universe, but maybe just for me to see.

Born of sin...
Of wretched kin.
But dared to dream…
A hallow scream.

Beaten, shattered, and abused…
But my soul escaped without a bruise.
Always praying, without cease…
My only dream, a dream of peace.

Until one day, my hope’s rejoice…
God did hear my feeble voice.
He sent two angels in a hurry…
To deliver me from worry.

Two shining lights that set me free...
And granted me a long reprieve.
Now I know, though once deferred…
My cry did not escape unheard.

Now I look back upon past strife…
To those who hate, but gave me life.
I hope they too can one day see…
Just how great this life can be.

For two angels did care to bother…
Thank you for my adoptive mother and father.


My verse is being able to make my classroom even more epic, even more vibrant, even more poetic. As an English teacher, I'm given the opportunity to teach my students how to live according to their verse. With an iPad Air, I'll be able to do exactly that. It will give me the ability to make the hardest concept a relatable visual for a struggling learner. It will make my classroom world more technological and easy to maintain. It will give me the ability to record my students sharing their poetry, their verse, and show them the results of success. It will connect our technological world, the world that students know, love, and live in, and bring the literary world back to life for them. It will show the world that technology and literature can coexist, and that the iPad Air is the bridge that brings these two magnificent worlds together. This is my verse.

My verse to this world is going to put as many families in the best financial situation as possible between myself and my team. There are so many people inadequately educated about money and my goal is to make a difference to families all over the United States. My contribution to mankind itself, financial education to all individuals at no cost to the family and saving as many families financial futures.

I recall when I was but a young boy, my father told me that a computer with the same processing power as the human brain would be the size of a battleship. Today, 3 decades later, a machine with the same capabilities would probably be closer to the actual size of the human brain. Our forefathers would be amazed, and possibly startled, if they could see the technology we have available today. Autonomous aerial vehicles, interconnected computers, devices with unbelievable computing power that fit in our handbags and even our pockets, cell phones that answer our questions with a human-like voice, they're all part of the the fast-paced progress we're experiencing. Should we be any less amazed?

The iPad Air is but one of many devices making our world a better connected, more informed society. My iPad Air would go nearly anywhere I go. It would help educate my young children, be the tool to enable the consumption & communication activities of their parents, and even allow me to be the first to find the Bible reference during Sunday morning's sermon!

We indeed live in exciting times! This quote by Mr. Clarke is a favorite of mine:

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. -Arthur C. Clarke

If had won the iPad Air I'd sport my Apple pride. I'd have so many "Apple's" in my bag that airport security think I robbed Motts. I'd start a travel blog. Since I travel for work a lot what better than to do. It'll have things like where to stay, eat, tourist attractions local culture and other stuff. Trust me these things are needed. I booked a hotel in Ohio, and the hotel had scum in the tub. With my blog that won't happen again.

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My verse is pictures, my verse is photography. With an iPad Air (and a camera connector), I would be able to do more than preview my photos out in the field, I would be able to process them

Since iPad Air was released, world think, what to do with. There's so many ways to use it. My way is taking photos, editing them, recording video, making music with garage band and enjoying beautiful retina display and iOS 7.

I haven't done theater in about fifteen years, and I miss it a lot. I'd use an Air to study sides for my next audition, and to learn a dialect if the part called for it.

Let your creativity show,
Tell everyone you know,
Let it ooze from your imagination,
What happens is completely your interpretation,
Video the happiest, saddest, funniest of times,
If you really want you can put it on re wind,
Let the music flow through your veins,
Deepest desire.

The verse of a 13 year old girl. In love with creating.

As a network administrator, being able to keep an eye on network switches and servers is crucial. The iPad has apps that let me do just that from places I've never imagined I'd be able to. I've worked on servers from bars, hotel rooms, even from the side of the road in my car! I just bought a lightning to console cable to allow me to directly console into switches and routers if I can't SSH/Telnet them. The iPad is quickly becoming my go to network management device!

I've never had an iPad and my daughter LOVES to draw. She's almost two and I think she'd enjoy drawing with the iPad more than anything in the world. She loves mommy and daddy's iPhone and I'd love for her to have the opportunity to create with more real estate!

The iPad air,
A hunk of metal that has emotions,
An inanimate object that gives life,
Art that has function

My verse is inspired from one of the most inspirational movies i've seen:

An iPad keeps a hard day away,
Some day, some way, it helps bring a smile today,
But some days comes life who hits hard,
Ain't nobody going to hit you as hard as life,
It doesn't matter how hard you get hit,
Its about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward,
Thats how winning is done!

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Took a few tries, Seems right now :)

As business and centuries have changed
Our educational system remains the same 
without providing a necessary change  to
arrange the discovery of passions at school.

Some, like me, think school can be cruel
While others believe that I am a fool 
But that's never stopped me
Or anyone that has a magical key 

iPads for all!

Ipad the room, out there mangroves pumping up
the putrid air, life goes on. At the zoo they
still throw the animals dead meat, the big cats

are bred in labs where they lock the albino
freaks away. Ipad the kitchen: where are the books,
who reads the poems? I take a drink, ribbonfish

swim across my pages, I shake my head but they swim on –
in low flocks, chromium ribbons, they fly under
the river herding up the poddy mullet,

rippling the surface, as the tawny frogmouth knows.
The books have gone, the spoonbills wade in
with whitebait skipping ahead of them

Excerpt from Robert Adamson – Creon's Dream (amended to suit)

There once was a man from Nevada
Who's iPad was old, like the Spanish Armada
He said with a grin
While claiming his win
Thanks iMore for the iPad Air, it's better than Prada

"Let us go forth, the tellers of tales, and seize whatever prey the heart long for, and have no fear. Everything exists, everything is true, and the earth is only a little dust under our feet." - Yeats

Today's technology opens amazing and wonderful opportunities and creative possibilities, it should not be feared but embraced. We all have within us amazing abilities that I believe are only enhanced by today's technologies. I would hope that winning this iPad Air would open some of those new doors to creativity and knowledge that I have yet to discover on my own.
Thank you iMore for this wonderful opportunity.

What amazing place would you take it?
I would take it on a exciting ride through my imagination.

What amazing thing would you do with it? I would discover true self. I would be creative using all the apps and tools masterfully created by experienced designers. Such as i Movie, Garage Band, Elements, Sketch Book Pro, Barefoot World Atlas and other excellent apps and tools for learning, creating and discovering.

What would your verse be?
My verse would be..
"Let your creativity show,
Tell everyone you know,
Let it ooze from your imagination,
What happens is completely your interpretation,
Video the happiest, saddest, funniest of times,
If you really want you can put it on re wind,
Let the music flow through your veins,
Deepest desire."

Making memories
Memories with family
Memories with friends
Memories are life
Memories are part of you
Memories will be there when you are gone
Memories will be in the heart and passed on
Making memories

"The fog comes
on little cat feet.
It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on." - Fog by Carl Sandburg

A family of eight scattered accross the states,
6 sisters 2 brothers a mom and a dad,
Missing out on life's precious moments,
A phone call to hear a voice is just not enough,
Birthdays, holidays, or just to say hello,
Missing the faces and seeing them grow,
No longer only just a voice on the line,
Getting together means so much more this time,
Join us for holidays, birthdays, and more,
Seeing their faces on the Air makes it a little easier to bear.

Pane of Glass with Class ,Which is so portable yet productive , enhances our chances with no compromise .Hoping This is not only a device which I desire but what I deserve too ..hope I get it :)

I don't have anything especially memorable to say but I'd use a new iPad Air to teach my kid English because half of his family is in the States and right now he says wicked cute things to them over the phone but in French and, well, they have no clue what he's talking about and it's kinda sad because he's so excited to tell them about the imaginary wolf that's about to come around the corner that they all need to escape from by following him. So, yeah, I think it could be helpful to teach him English.

if i had that iPad i would be happy forever the place i would take it would be Narnia to take a photo with extraordinary animals and creatures and i only need a iPad as nothing as could match as Apple is great so i could survive forever on 1 Apple which is the iPad, fingers cross hope i get it and thank you a lot i more

I need to get my granny an iPad
Her resistance to new tech is quite sad
She won't even do email
When I strangle her I'll be in jail
Stop asking me to go online or I'll go mad

I will learn from the past and look around to understand the present to build the future. I will read iMore to become Apple's CEO

I'm terrible at poetry, that's true.
But one things remains the same - I probably suck less than some people do.

- Paul Dunahoo

P.S. I'd use the iPad for writing, just like I use my current iPad mini. Do you mind if I get an iPad mini 2nd generation instead?

MORE is the word we use to ask a request for another song, to fill an empty glass for a drink, to satisfy a mind for inforamtion. More is the word we used to think for more features to be added on the next IOS model devices and iMore article is what we read for informative and reliable articles.

I cant put to words all the things I could do with an Ipad Air, but I do know that I want to feel like a BOSS when I walk into a Starbucks holding it. Whether I use it there or not, I will keep up with the world and make my place in it too

I'd take it to stone henge at night and watch the stars over an almost forgotten artifact to show it's true beauty just like the iPads.

I will use it to create funny stuff to make people laugh and feel goodie good...:-)
Comics, stories, British fart jokes...
Hmm I wanted to leave a video, but can't see a way to do it...I'm an excellent driver...

My verse:
"In such a sad world, with my iPad, I will educate others about the harsh and hard dangers that people face each day;
Not knowing how to spend their little pay.
Showing them the hardships of natural disaster and civil war;
Which tear countries apart and affect the poor.
The disadvantages of no education and the harsh truth about global warming;
Just remember... It's all just outside your door.

With my iPad, I won't be able to change the world but I'll certainly be able to improve it."

The Ipad is the ultimate revolutionary gadget of all time. I like reading. I prefer not reading on my computer, because that makes whatever I am reading feel like work. I do not mind reading on my iPad and its portable so i can read whenever I want. There's no doubt: The iPad is a beautiful, extremely well-designed device. I love photography and traveling and what better than to take my Ipad Air for company while on these trips. I would love to go to Greece and Paris with my ipad air. If I get an Ipad Air i'd feel like i've got the whole world in my hands. The Ipad Air is the future brought to the present

As I grow older and my world becomes smaller, my iPad opens the world to infinite experiences and endless possibilities. It's the Fountain of Youth.

Years ago I spent my summers guiding canoe trips down rivers in the NWT. I have loads of slides, but missed out on a much more comprehensive documentation of what went on during a trip. Videos of the paddling, meal times, songs and reflections, real time uploads of a trip's progress, panoramic images of the vistas are examples of a how I'd use an Ipad Air on a solo trip I'll do next year.

What a perfect companion to an iPhone and MacBook this would make! And this is the reason I recommend others follow you on Twitter...

On 10/21/13 my wife and I were vacationing on the Dutch side of St. Maarten. All of a sudden I literally collapsed cracked my head open the ambulance came did EKG etc. I felt it was a one time thing;it wasn't . On 1/8/14 had open heart and I'm recovering nicely. The reason why I opened up(couldn't help it) is because do you really know what you are,how fortunate you are and all that is important to you until dramatic events occur. The place where the change of life occurred is my "2" second home-family that really matters! They supported with us thoughts,prayers&hope. I would love to take a million pictures,create videos etc. with the "Air".

I have had the first 3 generations of iPads and had to sadly sell them in order to pay bills. I have had the mini in the past and loved it but not as much as I did the reg sized iPad. During my times with the iPads, they always went everywhere with me and we're never left at home as well as to take videos of my daughter and pictures as well for the times I was with her. Currently serving in the Army, I consider the iPad my right hand man and a very useful tool that I am currently trying to get others converted to. I currently have a son on the way due in March and the iPad Air would be heavily used to capture each and every moment possible on it between videos and pictures as well as take it everywhere I may travel whether it be overseas to Europe or to other states with the iPad air at my side.

out of work for a year, love all things apple, just need a break and a boost to help me to keep going :) Thanks, love all your posts