Trying to figure out what’s the best iOS device to give (or ask for)? We hear you, it can be tough to figure out what is the right device for the right person and what they will be using it for. This is what this iOS gift guide is about. We’ve posed a few common scenarios and what we think is the right iOS device choice in each situation.
During a Reddit IAmA event in October, Microsoft engineer Steve Bathiche had claimed that Surface RT has a better display than iPad’s Retina display.
He explained that while screen resolution was one of component of the perceived detail, the true measure of resolvability of a screen called Modulation Transfer Function (MTF), not Pixels. He claimed that during their tests, many people saw more details on Surface RT than on the iPad with more resolution.
The 3rd generation iPad came with a built-in 42.5-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery, compared to iPad’s 25-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery. It was a whopping 70% increase in the capacity of the battery.
Apple engineers were forced to pack a significantly larger battery in the iPad 3, which came with a faster dual-core processor, Retina Display and support for 4G LTE networks, to offer the 10-hour battery life.
I’ve tried lots and lots and lots stylii (styluses?) over the years. From some of the original Pogo Sketch models (which I still keep as backup) to the new brush-like models like the BRVSH and I have had some favs (like the Pogo Sketch Pro, which I wore out—or my nephew chewed through), but all of them have been lacking a bit. Some don’t have the right heft, some don’t have a pen clip, others don’t have tips that aren’t precise or responsive, essentially I was still seeking the best yet. When I saw the HAND Stylus on Kickstarter I backed it right away. A retractible nib that even rotates a little bit as you retract it so the tip wears evenly. Precision-made aluminum body like a good mechanical pencil. Pen clip that works with the iPad Smart Cover. It seemed perfect. It took a long, long while to get to me, but it was certainly worth the wait.