The iPad Air is almost a third lighter than the iPad 4, having a much smaller battery inside (32.4Wh vs. 42.5Wh), but it gets all the same battery life as previous generations. In addition to this and many other features baked inside, the iPad Air with LTE can be the best mobile hotspot ever made.
Anand Lal Shimpi from AnandTech publication wirelessly tethered the iPad Air as a personal hotspot to a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display and has transferred over 8GB of data. Hereâ€™s what he observed:
James Kendrick from ZDNet also shared his experience using the iPad Air as a personal hotspot for his laptop:
Thus, we can see that the iPad Air can also reliably be used as an LTE hotspot. And the fact that it comes with an incredible battery life is just an added bonus to all the other great specs it comes with.
Source 2: ZDNet