If you think the New iPad is a game changer right now, just wait until its mini-me is released.
Plenty of rumors have been swirling about Apple releasing an iPad Mini before Christmas this year to compete against Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble’s Nook. The iPad Mini would feature a 7-inch screen with a Retina display, says the rumor mill.
While I questioned the possibility of this rumor ever coming to fruition, I hope it does. Especially after reading a piece from Crain’s New York Business on how the iPad is helping one Brooklyn Pub save a substantial amount of money.
First off, iPad software that helps ring people up, keep the books in order and re-order supplies totals about $13,000 less for the Brooklyn Tap House. The owner had some GREAT words when Crain’s asked him about this.
“I did not consider a traditional POS system,” Hugo Salazer said. “They were too expensive.”
In this pub, the iPad works as the main cash register. But it also works as the chief decider when that bar question pops up about who had the greatest NBA free throw shooting percentage of all time or who is the all-time NFL sacks leader. It also helps bartenders look up a complicated drink, or help answer a client’s question about special brews.
While the Brooklyn Tap House is a fair-sized establishment, imagine a larger restaurant, maybe a larger brewery. A couple iPad’s couldn’t cut it. But maybe 10 iPads could. Maybe bartenders could just walk around with iPads.
An iPad Mini would be the perfect solution.
Not only would it be easier to carry, you could also buy more of them because of its rumored $199 to $250 price.
In fact, I see the iPad Mini as being the flagship tablet used across all hospitality industries. It makes for the perfect menu size, daily newsletter reader and more.
Not buying it? Let me know why below.