All the people (including me) who felt underwhelmed by the iPad initially might have missed its true potential.
The iPad mini hit store shelves today, and I got the chance to get one for myself. The device is a terrific consumer tablet, but it has a lot of potential to be an even more impressive player in retail, restaurant and industrial applications.
Did some quick tests between the devices, results were quite interesting. Android 4.1.1 and iOS 5.1
- I loaded up 25 different web pages - The S3 loaded EVERY web page faster than the new iPad
- S3 closed apps (returned to homescreen) and opened apps quicker than the new iPad
- At the end of testing, the new iPad was boiling hot.