Pilot’s Guide to iOS 17 and iPadOS 17

There's a big software update available for your iPhone and iPad: iOS 17 and iPadOS 17. Here's a recap of what's new and advice on when you should update.

Apple announces new iPhone models with a USB-C port

Apple released the new iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models today, alongside the new Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 models. Here's a look at what's new.

Apple announces iOS and iPadOS 17: First look at the new features

Apple took the wraps off iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 and showed off many of the new features that will be coming to Apple devices later this year. Here's a preview for pilots—including what to expect from Apple's new Vision Pro headset.

Top 10 articles of 2022 at iPad Pilot News

This was a big year for iPad Pilot News, as we celebrated our 10th birthday—practically a lifetime for an online publication. Today pilots are flying with portable supercomputers, datalink weather receivers, and maybe even satellite communicators. To track these trends in electronic flight bags, we published over 100 articles this year, many of them in response to reader questions. Here were the 10 most popular in 2022.

Apple’s iPad Finally Gets a Redesign With USB-C And Edge-To-Edge Display

As has come to be expected, Apple has announced new iPads for the fall season. This year's updates bookend the product lineup with improvements to both the top of the line Pro model as well as changes to the entry-level standard iPad.

Pilot’s Guide to iOS 16 for iPhone

Apple released iOS 16 for iPhone users today, adding a new customizable lock screen and hundreds of other new features to the operating system. Here's a look at what's new, and why you won't be able to update your iPad to iPadOS 16 just yet.

Apple announces new iPhone 14 with satellite connectivity

Apple unveiled their first iPhone model with satellite connectivity at the annual press event in California today. Living up to the hype of the event's "Far Out" theme, the new iPhone 14 includes the ability to connect to satellites in space for SOS emergency communications and location tracking.
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Read the print version of iPad Pilot News—online

Each year we publish a print edition of iPad Pilot News, packed with our latest product reviews and our most popular tips. For those who didn't receive an issue in the mail, we now have an online version so you can flip the pages. You can read about the new Sentry Plus ADS-B Receiver, how to use ForeFlight with your home simulator, the top 10 apps for pilots, and much more.

Podcast: ForeFlight’s Tyson Weihs talks app development

ForeFlight is one of aviation's biggest success stories, growing from a hobby to an industry-leading business in less than a decade. Tyson Weihs was there at the beginning, and in this episode of Sporty's Pilot's Discretion podcast, he shares some early memories and some lessons learned about aviation and business. He also explains how he uses ForeFlight both for pre-flight planning and for in-flight navigation, plus tips for using datalink weather to stay safe. 

Apple announces iOS and iPadOS 16: First look at the new features

Apple kicked off its annual developer conference today at its headquarters in Cupertino. During the keynote, they took the wraps off iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 and showed off many of the new features that will be coming to Apple devices later this year. We'll first look at what's new for iOS 16 for iPhone then look at some of the unique features designed for the larger screen in iPadOS 16.

Apple Announces New iPad Air

Since the iPad Air was first revealed in 2013, it has filled a sweet spot with customers who want a modest upgrade over the base model full-size iPad but don't need the power user features of Apple's Pro line of mobile tablets. Today, Apple announced the 5th iteration of lightweight tablet with a heavy comparison to laptop computers in its price range.

iPad Pilot News year in review—2021

Over a decade after the iPad's introduction, aviation continues to be a poster child for the power and flexibility of the world's best-selling tablet. This year saw major updates from Apple in both hardware and software, plus plenty of news from app developers and accessory manufacturers. Here are some of the biggest stories from 2021.