The Verizon LTE-enabled version of Apple's new iPad has one clear advantage over its AT&T counterpart: the ability to act as a 4G mobile hotspot. But what sort of performance and longevity can buyers expect from this feature? Apple's own battery estimates provide no clear indication of how long the iPad will hold a charge when sharing its LTE connection with other devices. Without a definitive figure, it might seem reasonable to assume that hotspot usage would mirror the company's 9-hour estimate for browsing the web on LTE. Yet, as AnandTech recently uncovered and our own testing confirms, the new iPad can actually offer an astounding 24+ hours of hotspot functionality under the right conditions.