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Old 06-15-2020, 01:11 PM
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Default iPad Mini obsolescence re Foreflight, Garmin Pilot, FltPlan Go

Just received a note from Foreflight that their new updates will require iOS 13. My aging iPad Mini 2 is operates on 12.4.7 and will become increasingly unable to take advantage of Foreflight improvements. It's unlikely I'll be able to afford a new iPad in the near future.

Should I consider Garmin Pilot, or am I likely to run into the same problem?

What about FltPlan Go?
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Old 06-15-2020, 02:01 PM
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If you're happy with the features you have right now just don't upgrade FF.

That's why I use WingX and FltPlanGo. They're both free so with the subscription money I save from not having to pay FF I can pay for a new iPad every few years, if I need to, and have a newer iPad and still save money.
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Old 06-15-2020, 02:13 PM
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FlyQ works fine on older hardware. This is precisely the reason why I quit using ForeFlight a few years back. Haven't missed it one bit.
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Old 06-15-2020, 02:32 PM
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My other pilot has an ipad mini2 running Garmin Pilot. It has been updated to iOS 12.4.5.

It seems the Ipad software version and the Iphone software version have never been the same number, but the features are the same. My iphone is at 13.x.x and my ipad mini is at 12.4.x

i see the ipad mini has an update waiting for me to install.

Are you saying you can no longer update the Mini?
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Old 06-15-2020, 02:55 PM
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iPad mini 2 here; runs WingX fine. I think WingX uses more compression/less memory than Foreflight so it ?fits? in older, low memory tablets better.
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Old 06-15-2020, 03:00 PM
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The iPad Mini 2 didn't get IOS-13 or any other update since last summer.

Hopefully WingX and others keep supporting IOS-12 because they stopped supporting IOS-11 and that made me lose my iPad Mini which was running fine. I could have kept running WingX on IOS-11 but it would have been missing lots of good updates.
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Old 06-15-2020, 03:57 PM
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Default get a new one?

You can get a new one today for only $350.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PRD2NQ7/
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Old 06-15-2020, 04:40 PM
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Quote:
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Just received a note from Foreflight that their new updates will require iOS 13. My aging iPad Mini 2 is operates on 12.4.7 and will become increasingly unable to take advantage of Foreflight improvements. It's unlikely I'll be able to afford a new iPad in the near future.

Should I consider Garmin Pilot, or am I likely to run into the same problem?

What about FltPlan Go?
By any chance, do you have a copy of that note? I asked around at ForeFlight, and have not found anyone who is aware of the app being limited to iOS 13+.
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Old 06-15-2020, 05:21 PM
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Default ipad mini

There is no iOS 13 version for the iPad mini. the iPad mini uses a different numbering system for the revisions.
The latest iOS for the ipad mini should work. i think it is 12.4.7
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Old 06-15-2020, 05:27 PM
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There is no iOS 13 version for the ipad; the iPad uses a different numbering system for the revisions.
The latest iOS for the ipad mini should work. i think it is 12.4.7
The latest iPad OS is 13.5.1
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210394
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