Will The New iPad LiDAR Scanner Change The Game For Pilots?

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?

Flight Service debuts new mobile-friendly site for iPhone and Android

Leidos Flight Service recently unveiled a new mobile-friendly version of its 1800wxbrief website, providing convenient and quick access from your iPhone or Android device. It includes free flight planning, weather charts, airport directories and much more.

Five iPad trends for pilots we tracked in 2019

While the aviation world was panicking about the coming ADS-B mandate, companies in the iPad app and accessory business stayed quite busy in 2019. There were major new hardware introductions and noteworthy mergers, and we covered it all at iPad Pilot News with over 120 articles. Here are some trends we tracked, and some of our most popular articles.

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.