iPad mini 5 was just released

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iPad mini 5 was just released

Post by Helno » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:32 am

https://www.apple.com/ipad-mini/

Nice to see an update on this line. I was a bit worried that they would just discontinue it.

My mini 3 is about 5 years old and the battery is getting long in the tooth and beginning to effect performance.
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Re: iPad mini 5 was just released

Post by FL_CH » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:58 am

Thanks for the heads-up! Time to say goodbye to money.

I'm slightly annoyed that they still don't include the GPS chip with WIFI only models, forcing me to buy the Cellular, but the Mini really is the only tablet that works so well in an aircraft for me.
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Re: iPad mini 5 was just released

Post by Helno » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:19 pm

I have previously paid the cellular tax but decided that this time I'll live without the built in GPS.

My plane has a Stratux and FS210 so I have two different GPS position sources. If I am flying in someone else's plane my iPhone is good enough to know where we are.

The price difference is not as much as it used to be for wifi vs cellular, used to be a big enough price difference to pay for a Stratux.
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Re: iPad mini 5 was just released

Post by Beefitarian » Wed May 01, 2019 1:30 pm

Is the external GPS such as Bad Elf not quite a bit better for going fast?
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Re: iPad mini 5 was just released

Post by Helno » Wed May 01, 2019 4:50 pm

An external GPS can improve things quite a bit.

I window mount the Stratux so it always has a good quality GPS signal and I dont have to wait for the ipad to get a lock if it has been put to sleep.
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