I held out and did not buy an IPad. The main reason is that I wasn’t sure what I would do with it, other than buy stuff (apps and subscriptions). It seemed more like a tool designed to get me to spend money more than anything else. And I have not been in the mood to spend.
Then I got a hand-me down IPad for Christmas and I have been fooling around with it for a few weeks. The good news is that I have not spent any money on digital products - yet. I have enjoyed consuming a bunch of free stuff (and btw, the new Apple earphones work very well for the price).
I also can see that the IPad is good for a few things - such as organizing stuff. I do that via Google Calendar and Drive. And btw, I am learning to love these Google products. So I am still not 100% sure what my IPad is for, but I am getting a lot more out of Google these days.