https://ipadpilotnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/IMG_3843-scaled.jpg 1536 2048 Bret Koebbe /wp-content/uploads/2021/04/logo.png Bret Koebbe2021-09-30 15:59:092021-09-30 16:23:18Pilot Report: Flying with the new iPad mini 6
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.
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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.
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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.
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Apple took the wraps off iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 during their annual developer conference today and showed off many of the new features that will be coming to Apple devices later this year. Here's a quick overview of what's new in the iPad version of the software and how pilots might be able to use some of these features in the cockpit.
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The FAA recently released a new Advisory Circular with practical advice on how to complete a self-weather briefing using the latest technology. Here's a review of what's included in the AC and key takeaways found in the new guidance.
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In their yearly tradition, Apple has announced the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro during their fall release schedule. This new iPhone is yet another iteration of the widely popular smart phone and is very similar to the iPhone 11 from last year but with better cameras, an improved display, and faster 5G cellular data among other features.
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The official versions of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 are now available for download for your iPhone and iPad. Here are the details pilots need to know, including device compatibility, how and when to update, new features and much more.
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It's that time of year again when Apple lifts the curtain on its latest and greatest iteration of the mobile computing iPad lineup. True to form, the new iPads announced today are the "best yet," but practically speaking provide pilots with only minor improvements over previous versions. Here are some highlights from the announcement.
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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. Download the PDF here.
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As part of its Virtual Airshow this month, an online celebration of aviation to help ease the pain of a cancelled 2020 AirVenture Oshkosh, Sporty's has partnered with ForeFlight to offer a virtual poker run contest. The goal is to encourage pilots to fly this summer, whether it's a local flight or a long cross-country, and then share it with others. One winner will be awarded a Sentry ADS-B receiver.
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Apple kicked off its annual developer conference Monday with a traditional keynote presentation to show off the latest features coming to iOS 14 and iPadOS 14. The latest operating system introduces a new app home screen layout for iPhone, dynamic widgets and hundreds of other new features which will debut in the fall.
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Last fall, Apple started selling to consumers a modestly-refreshed update to the standard iPad. The entry level full-size iPad comes with a healthy feature set at an economic price. Today, Apple announced a brand new fourth generation pro-level tablet with some interesting features, but are they any good for pilots?