Apple announces new iPhones and final details on iOS 7

Apple announced two new iPhone models today, and the release date of the free iOS 7 upgrade. We have the details here.

iPad Pro test flight – does it work for pilots?

The iPad Pro began shipping in mid-November, promising to bring a new level of productivity to tablet users with its large 12.9" display and fast performance. It's an impressive tool for everyday work, from spreadsheets to graphics work, but can it work for pilots? We took it flying to see.

American Airlines receives FAA approval to use iPad in all phases of flight

American Airlines is the first commercial carrier to receive FAA approval to use the iPad during all phases of flight. They plan to stop distributing paper revisions to charts and flight manuals, reducing weight and saving $1.2 million annually in fuel.

Three iPad seminars this weekend at Sporty’s Fly-in

The annual Sporty's Pilot Shop Fly-in is this Saturday, May 17, at the Clermont County Airport (I69). Three seminars will cover the iPad, from Sporty's, Garmin and ForeFlight.

Is voice recognition the next big thing for aviation iPad apps?

The iPad is an excellent resource for those flying single-pilot in GA airplanes, but it still requires lots of heads down time to find the necessary information for each phase of flight. Voice recognition and digital assistant features like Siri might provide a better way for us to interact with these devices and provide more meaningful information in flight.

Apple releases iOS 6.1 software update for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Apple released a new software update to the iPhone and iPad operating system today, adding some new features and bug fixes.

Quick guide to iPad forums at Sun ‘n Fun 2015

The flying season's unofficial kick-off is next week, as the gates open for the 2016 edition of the Sun 'n Fun Fly-in. Here are a few of the most popular iPad sessions to consider.
ADS-B coverage map

New ADS-B stations go live

The new Stratus weather receiver generated a lot of interest at the recent Sun 'n Fun Fly-in in Florida. One of the questions that comes up first is, "when will my area get ADS-B coverage?" The good news is that the FAA is rapidly building out the ADS-B ground network, and 16 ground stations just went live.

Apple introduces iPad Air and new iPad Mini

At an event yesterday in California, Apple introduced its much-anticipated 5th generation iPad and an updated iPad Mini. While most of the details had been leaked ahead of time, we'll review here what's new.

5 iPad trends in aviation, 2015 edition

A year is an eternity in the world of apps and tablets, so a look back at 2015 on iPad Pilot News covers a lot of ground. But in reviewing all the stories from the past 12 months, some larger trends emerge from the 137 articles we published. Here are 5 to consider.
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