The new iPad has a new faster dual core processor, but less publicised is the increase in memory to 512MB which helps a lot with browser usage.
The upgrade to iOS 4.3, which is available to existing iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches, has a significant performance upgrade to Mobile Safari.
John Grubers’ iPad 2 review details some benchmarks he ran showing both the iPad 2 and iOS 4.3 improvements.
This of course is all good for the Mobile Web and being able to deliver rich functionality in HTML5 based web applications to mobile devices. Mobile Trading and realtime data applications should benefit from this increased performance.
It also shows that Apple is taking the Mobile Web seriously – let the native versus web battle continue!