Apple recently hosted their annual developer's conference, which began with a high-profile keynote announcing new Apple products and a preview of the next big iOS release. This year's presentation didn't disappoint, showcasing the new features coming to iOS 11 in the Fall and a wide variety of new hardware, including an all-new iPad model, a new focus on augmented reality, updated MacBook computers and a new voice-activated speaker for the home.
Apple announced two new iPhone models today, and the release date of the free iOS 7 upgrade. We have the details here.
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.
There were lots of new product announcements at EAA AirVenture this year, including new ADS-B receivers, gadgets for the cockpit and aviation app updates. Here's a recap of what was introduced.
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.
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.