Pilot’s Guide to iOS and IPadOS 13

Apple released the next major software update for the iPhone and iPad, bringing lots of new features and capabilities to both devices. As with any major iOS release from Apple, there are hundreds of updates and feature changes, ranging from an all-new Reminders app and a Dark Mode, to small Control Center tweaks that make everyday interactions more powerful. It's also much faster, offering significant performance improvements in everyday tasks like FaceID unlock and launching apps.

New iPad Announced Among Apple’s Latest Mobile Lineup

With a slew of photo and video specific improvements in the new iPhone, Apple also announced today that their most popular mobile tablet, the 10" class iPad, will see a nice bump in features without an increase in price. This means better access for cash-strapped pilots who are looking to upgrade or just dip their toes into the world of mobile navigation in the cockpit.

Appareo buys the Aerovie app and plans iOS app expansion

Appareo, the maker of the popular line of Stratus ADS-B receivers, announced they are buying Aerovie, the developer of a full-featured aviation EFB app. Learn what the deal means for pilots and what new features Aerovie customers can soon expect in the app.

Apple announces iOS 13 and iPadOS – what pilots need to know

Apple announced the latest software updates for iPhone and iPad at their annual developer conference this week. Here's a look at the new features pilots will be most interested in and why they matter.

New study aims to improve NOTAMs – here’s how you can help

ForeFlight recently launched a NOTAM Rater website that displays a random FAA NOTAM in its native coded text, followed by a series of questions. ForeFlight plans to use the data collected from pilots related to their interpretation of the NOTAM to improve the location and presentation of this data in the ForeFlight app.
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iPad Pilot News print edition

At least once a year, we release a print version of iPad Pilot News. While you can always read the latest tips and news on our website, sometimes it's nice to browse a magazine layout. Here you can download the full issue as a PDF.
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It’s finally here! Apple releases new iPad Mini

Today Apple unveiled the new 5th generation iPad Mini and a new 10.5" iPad Air. The new Mini 5 is identical in size to previous models but includes Apple's powerful A12 bionic processor, the same chip used in the latest iPhone XS and XR models. Here we'll review what all is new with the Mini 5, along with the new iPad Air, to help decide which model is best for your next upgrade.
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Boeing buys ForeFlight – what comes next?

ForeFlight, the scrappy software startup that grew into an aviation powerhouse over the last 10 years, has officially made it to the flight levels. Boeing announced today that the $100 billion airplane maker is buying the Houston-based app company for an undisclosed sum.

Poll results: What is your next iPad upgrade?

Check out the results from our latest iPad Pilot News survey and see which iPad model is in most demand among pilots.
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Top 10 iPad articles of 2018

We published well over 100 articles this year at iPad Pilot News, covering everything from new app features to advanced tips. What were the most popular posts of the year? Here's our top 10 list.