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.

Apple introduces new iPad

Apple today announced a new iPad model, featuring significant improvements to the device's hardware. The most notable feature is the new Retina display, which now has a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels - four times that of the iPad 1 & 2.

New iPad EFB approval program available

Unlike most GA pilots, commercial operators and those flying large turbine multiengine aircraft require FAA approval to use the iPad to replace paper charts. A new service from Sporty's takes care of the approval process for a hassle-free transition.

New FAA app designed for drone pilots

One of the hottest industries in the world right now is Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), often called drones. The FAA is working to help pilots in this segment with a new app called B4UFLY, designed to let users know if it is safe and legal to fly a a drone in their current or planned location.
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iOS 11.1 fixes high-speed GPS bug

After thoroughly testing the latest iOS 11.1 update, ForeFlight and Bad Elf are reporting that the GPS bug affecting jet operators flying at speeds over 300 knots has been fixed.
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Top 8 iPad stories of Oshkosh 2012

What was the hottest story at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012? No contest--the iPad was on the minds of pilots everywhere. Here's our list of the 8 most interesting iPad stories to come out of the 2012 show.

iPad Mini with retina display now available

The iPad Mini with retina display is now available for purchase from the Apple online store. Check out what's new and how to order here.

Guide to iPad Seminars at Sun ‘n Fun

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.

Apple debuts all-new iPad Pro models

Apple held a special event today in New York, where they announced all-new iPad Pro models. These feature an edge-to-edge screen, FaceID, upgraded processor and Type-C USB connector.

Apple releases iOS 6.0.1 update with improvements and bug fixes

Apple today released a small update to iOS 6, available to download and install directly from your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.