ah yes, I forgot about that - the notifications are indeed WAY better on the N10. The drop-down notification thing at the top of the home screen in iOS is useless and clearly a poorly implemented afterthought. Another thing that's annoying is that you can only add gmail accounts to the default Mail app using IMAP now which means it doesn't get push notifications. I installed the Gmail app and it does automatically notify me instantly about new emails but it's really annoying to need two separate email applications. On that topic I also really miss the notification light on the N10. I also miss the drop-down menu at the top right with quick settings for wifi and brightness and all that stuff.
also I don't really like the font that Safari seems to render all websites with, the N10 web browser font seems much more similar to what I get on my Windows PCs.
tbh the only reason I bought the iPad was because I got fed up dealing with the awful Google Play Team and couldn't be bothered going through multiple replacement units, accumulating loads of holds on my card and having to book days off work to be home for the courier to collect my returns and so forth. My original plan was to return both my N10s at the same time but they've taken so long to send a shipping bag for the 2nd one that I had no choice but to book a collection for the 1st one tomorrow or else I'll miss the 21-day return window and have my card charged for the 2nd one even though I've RMA'd it too :/