Top 10 articles of 2022 at iPad Pilot News

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.
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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

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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.

Pilot Report: Flying with the new iPad mini 6

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We took the all-new iPad mini 6 out for a test flight to see how it compares to other iPad models. Here's a look at the new features, our initial impressions and mounting options for securing it in the cockpit.

Apple announces new iPad mini 6 along with iPhone 13

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There's finally a new iPad mini. Two and a half years after introducing the iPad mini 5, Apple unveiled the sixth generation 8" tablet at their "California Streaming" event this week. Some had worried that the smallest iPad model, long the most popular option for pilots, might be going away but this update should ensure its survival for at least a few more years. Here's a look at what's new.

New podcast episode discusses aviation apps, weather briefings and iPad safety

Has the iPad made flying safer? What counts as a legal weather briefing these days? And what are the latest trends in aviation apps? Join Bret Koebbe, Editor at iPad Pilot News, in Sporty's new Fast Five podcast as he shares his tips for integrating an iPad into primary flight training, flying with datalink weather, and using flight simulators to learn a new app.