New iPad Mini just announced.

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  1. FastEddieB

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    Looks great. Full screen, 5G,USB-C and lots of performance and camera boosts.

    Also cool was at the announcement they showcased it running Foreflight!

    Complete event should be up soon after it’s over (it’s live now).
     
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    MicroSD card slot?
     
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    Ha ha
     
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    If only it could do fiveflight
     
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    I might consider it but I've gotten used to using my iphone. hhmmmmm...........
     
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    USB-C is a start. Baby steps...
     
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    Any word on overall size? Will new gadgets be needed? Like yoke mounts and stuff like that?
     
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    They announced something for you too. iPhone 13 now has a smaller notch.
     
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    eman does like those smaller notches.
     
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    I’m so tired of buying new format cables for different devices, apple and others.
     
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    Can you imagine a world where there was a "universal serial bus". Instead of a company that makes a proprietary cable just to milk people.
     
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    Specs and pricing now up on the Apple site.

    https://www.apple.com/ipad-mini/
     
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    I can, but the other end had micro, mini, C, and a few others.
     
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    Looks like the length shrunk by about 8mm.

    Of course, any case/gadget that assumes a home button is not going to work. And the camera lens is much bigger.
     
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    My mini is getting long in the tooth. Nice to know I'll be able to replace it when the time comes.
     
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    As far as the charging I see no real difference using my "old time" USB cable that I used to charge my iPhone 6 when charging my iPhone 12. The 12 doesn't have a headphone jack as it's all Bluetooth now and that is a bit of an annoyance to me ...
     
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    I think the Mini is the perfect size for a cockpit, but my iPhone 12 Pro Max fits even better in the tight cockpit of my Sky Arrow. Plus I have a new iPad Air so I’ve got that covered.

    So no new Mini for me, as much as I’d been hoping for one. Still, as I’d spec one out, $66.58/month for 12 months is pretty trivial compared to other aviation-related expenses.

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    We're on Ipads here. Not you asking for a date:goofy::rofl:
     
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    You aren't past 40 yet, are you?
     
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    40 notches? ;) ;)
     
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    Size of mini 6 same as mini 5 and mini 4. cases will fit. will also fit within the cherokee yoke.
     
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    I can imagine a world where everything going to the iPhone/iPad is wireless.
     
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    Um...

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    You give new meaning to "STD conditions"...
     
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    And I was juuuuust thinkin my iPad Air is a bit too big in its yoke mount in le Arrowe.

    Too bad RAM doesn't have a system that will allow me to just change out the cradle part that holds the iPad and not force me to buy new clamps/arms/mounting hardware.... otherwise I'd think about getting this new mini....

    (PLEASE don't post a link to the RAM cradle that will hold this new iPad mini and work with the existing claw/arms.... PLEASE don't.... for the love of all that is holy don't... I don't want to spend more money on iPads...)
     
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    The whole POINT of the RAM system is that parts are interchangeable. All you would need is the new holder and attach a 1” ball to it. Unless I’m missing something.
     
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    0.3 in diff in length..bit over 1/4 inch. Be interesting to see if most cases will still fit.
     
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    You are missing the point that I know that, but I am using every excuse to NOT spend more money on a new iPad...

    Thanks a lot... now I HAVE to get one :rofl:
     
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    I’m thinking instead of getting a good price on a 5th gen. I just don’t want to add another connector to my collection. I wonder what my old 4th gen would be worth in trade? $30?

    How can I buy a leftover 5th gen from Apple?
     
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    They could have done that years ago but they cant give you all the features at once because you won't buy the next one.
     
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    It takes them a while to figure out how to make electromagnetic waves proprietary. ;)
     
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    On the apple store search refurbished ipad mini
     
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    I'll be buying one. Pilot on android is just too unstable, and although ifly is promising to support garmin transponders "in the future", I'll believe it when I see it.

    You guys who watch this... is there any chance of there being any discount on these things before Christmas?
     
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    Know an Apple employee? Teacher/student (edu discount)? Veteran?
     
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    I don't have any friends :(
     
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    Still have to go Cellular to get GPS. Never understand why Apple does that when none of the competition seems to. $150 difference between the two.
     
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    iPads usually don't qualify for the Edu discount.
     
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    Nano-SIM tray. Wait - is that for the phone card? There is an option for external USB storage.
     
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    I was surprised.. My gen 4 is worth $145 as a trade in. Hmmmm.
    No refurbished gen 5. I need to keep looking for the clearance gen 5.
     
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