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iPad mini versus iPhone 6plus

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Dermot, Oct 11, 2015.

  1. Dermot

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    Hi I have an iPhone 6plus. And was thinking of getting a new iPad mini 4
    Is the larger screen a big benefit?
    Do I still have gps on iPad for follow me?

    Any thoughts on above
     
  2. wolfweb

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    You need the cellular version to have follow me on ipad cause they are the only models with gps. Other than that a wifi version is fine. Follow me is pretty dumb anyway. Plus you can buy an add on gps unit which is more powerful anyway.
     
  3. Justin Miller

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    I would suggest the iPad mini with cellular. You will want cell access when the iOS ground station apps start coming out. The screen size will make a large impact when planning a waypoint flight. I personally use both iPad mini and iPhone 6 Plus, I prefer the iPad mini for our GS app
     
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    I really like having a dedicated screen larger than my phone, and the inspire1 sunshade fits it like a glove.
     
  5. FatTwoTonTony

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    I have both the ipad mini 2 with cellular and the Iphone 6 plus!! I flew a few times with the iphone 6 plus and found it very hard to see much of anything. The larger screen size on the Ipad mini2 was a great improvement for me and I would highly recommend it. Actually if mine died for some reason I would go out and buy another immediately rather then fly with the 6 plus
     
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  6. msinger

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    The iPad Mini is a prefect size -- not too small and not too large and bulky. If you get the cellular model, you do not need to enable the cell service in order to use GPS.
     
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    Getting an iPad Mini 4 for my birthday tomorrow! Can't wait! Getting it with Wi-Fi and Cellular but won't get a data plan. Other than downloading the app and hooking up to the RC, anything else I need to know? Settings made through the controller with the iPhone should remain the same with the iPad, correct?
     
  8. msinger

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    Some settings are stored on your mobile device (where DJI GO is installed). So, you should double-check them all when you get your iPad.
     
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    Will do, thank you!
     
  10. Romans109

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    how many batteries do you have cause if you need more you can get the mini 2 or 3 without the cellular and you could save some money to buy an extra battery or something just a suggestion cause i went with the mini2 16gb on sale for about $230 before tax... works great


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  11. TWP723

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    Heard a lot of people here say it was a great choice as well.
     
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  12. Multicoptertec

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    I use an iPad Mini 2, non cell, with my P3A. The screen size vs my iPhone 6 is absolutely better, not just for the camera view, but the menus are so much easier to read and navigate. I don't use follow me mode, but I think if you wanted to, you can use your cell phone as a hot spot. Has anyone done this? Does the wifi between the tablet and the phone interfere with the controller wifi between tablet and bird?
     
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  13. grottoli

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    Same here. 6s and mini2 cellular. Use mini 2. Works with Go, Litchi, Autopilot, Vertical Studio, Phantom Flight.

    So far so good.


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  14. Romans109

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    i was thinking the same same thing about using your iphone wifi but i don't think it would have any affect with the rc and bird


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  15. tech_fan

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    I initially used an iPad mini thinking the bigger screen would make a difference. I elected to use my iPhone 6 Plus instead. The increased screen size didn't really make a big difference in my opinion.

    I also liked the convenience since I have my iPhone with me at all times which allowed me to use the DJI app to view, edit and download the videos and view the flight log.


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  16. grottoli

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    Nothing wrong with that although, to me, it's purely preparation. I know my iPad Mini2 cellular is fully charged and ready to 'go the distance'. My phone is just that, my phone. While a cell phone is a perfectly acceptable device, I like the 'separation of duties'. (And I get to use it to read all these fantastic forum postings... without squinting)

    Cheers, P.