I have a 2nd gen ipod touch, and I'm always using the speaker. I use it really only when I'm in my room and play a quick game or something, or listen to a couple songs and I don't want to put headphones on. The speaker just doesn't get too loud though, so if I move around in my room I usually just hold it so I can hear the music better. The iPad speaker is quite a bit better than the 2nd gen ipod's speaker, right? I would sure hope so, lol. How does it compare?