The suyrface pro 2 should have a much better battery time. Do you have the surface pro 1? Having had a Windows 8 tablet, I'm actually more than satisfied with my iPad, although, admittedly I had a cheaper one than the surface pro with laptop grade hardware.
Yeah, I just got a message that they're packing the iPhone already and soon I should get a tracking number, so monday sounds actually very realistic. You never know though with the post offices and such. It'll be a hard wait for the phone though. I guess I have to pre-occupy my mind with looking at different cases and accessories. Speaking of which, yesterday I bought a lightning to usb-camera adapter, so I can fill my instagram with photos from my DSLR, LOL. Seriously though, I find the iPad sufficient enough for lighter work with photos. It's no photoshop, but lately I've just been tampering with brightness/contrast.
My wife is at a sewing/stitching/knitting convention/fair. Sounds ... nerdy.