“Windows 8 was given one of its earliest tests against the iPad it was designed to beat in a comparison video (below) showing differences between the two,” Electronista reports.
The contest focuses mostly “on differences in design philosophy,” Electronista reports. “Windows 8’s live tiles are more dynamic and customizable than those on the iPad, WinRumors noted, but the iOS home screen’s grid of icons was also easy to use.”
Electronista reports, “While a significant exploration, the showdown also underscores Apple’s major advantage of a real, shipping product. Windows 8 in its Developer Preview is still missing core features like calendars, e-mail, and the Windows Store. As a pre-public beta, the OS is still roughly a year away from release and can’t be tested on more power-efficient ARM tablets or the 2012 Intel hardware Microsoft is counting on.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Real* vs. vapor. By the time Windows 8 ships on an ARM-powered tablet, what will be the actual Apple product available? iPad 3 on an A6 with iOS 6 with a Retina display, at the every least. We can’t wait to see that video.
*We iOS devs have been running iOS 5 on our iPad 2’s for months.