As expected, Sprint, Verizon and AT&T have announced the availability of 4G LTE-capable iPad mini and the 4th generation iPad in their retail stores today.
Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD 8.9 which was unveiled at a media event in September to take on Apple’s full-sized iPad and Google Nexus 10 finally ships today.
For the first time since Apple launched the iPad, it is going to face stiff competition from bigger Android-based tablets like Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD 8.9 and Google’s Nexus 10.
Lightning Accessories: Elevation Dock Updated for iPhone 5, JBL Speakers, and a Belkin Keyboard for the iPad Mini
New Lightning accessories for the iPhone 5, iPad 4, and iPad mini are coming out every week it seems. It was tough going there for a while. I’ll be using an adapter for many of my accessories for the foreseeable future (like my alarm clock/speaker dock), but there is hope in sight with a pair of JBL speaker docks, a keyboard folio just for the iPad mini, and the official iPhone 5 version of the popular Elevation dock.
As expected, some customers who had pre-ordered their LTE iPad mini and iPad 4 are reporting that they’ve received their shipments earlier today or seing their packages out for delivery, according to reports on MacRumors and 9to5Mac.
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.