Analysts predicted, and rightly so, that with the launch of the iPad mini, some people would opt for one of those over an iPad. While that’s turned out to be true to some extent, it’s not the iPad who should really be worried—it’s the Windows PC.
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.
Apple seems to have caught up with the initial pre-order demand for the iPad 4, as the online store now shows the device “In Stock” in U.S. and Canada. Now, if you place an order for an iPad 4 on Apple’s online store, the device would ship to you right away, instead of a waiting period.