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hi looking for a ipad mini 2 3 or 4
can anyone tell me if there is any lag or green screen on any of these models
and can they all use the dji go4 app
thanks

2017-1-30
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RedHotPoker
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The latter version will likely work the best.

Its faster processor will handle the power hungry app more efficiently.
See what this article tells us/you.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/gord ... rence/#40c7041165e4

I still think the iPad Air2 Cellular is boss. ;-)


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A Mini3 is nothing but a Mini2 with TouchID.

That said - from a technology standpoint the Mini2 is old . Pushing 4 years old in September. It will work now, but fully expect it to be retired very soon, and I wouldn't be surprised to see it not supported by IOS11  when that's released in April. It has 1/2 the memory that the Mini4 has, and is essentially the same hardware as an iPhone 5. Think about it this way: If you needed a new phone right now would an iPhone 5 be a contender?

Apple as been strangely silent re: the fate of the Mini, but the new Pro's will be announced soon, and I'd expect a small form factor Pro, or the Mini4 to be the only one left in the line.
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I got a Mini4 and am very happy with it. I'm using DjiGo4, and no problems at all so far.
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I still wonder what happened to the proposed iPad Air3 128gb Cellular? Ha


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Vaiperaptor
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Hi friend,
I bought last week the ipad pro to use with my phantom 4 but there is a problem with the gps system i think it happens with all ipad models( gps signal too weak) read the solucion post in my facebook page before  you buy the ipad
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1891344274430011/?ref=bookmarks
Best regards
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I use a Mini 4 WiFi and have had no problems. As with any computer based product buy to the price point that you feel comfortable with.
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Hi, I use iPad mini 4 & DJI Go 4, its been great. As said in the above posts get the newest you can afford, also the processing power will play a big part in running the dji go apps efficiently.  
2017-1-30
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IPad's GPS signal problem in Phantom 4 solved!,
If you have a dgi pro the I Pad is the best way to go for a perfect conection without breaks, but unfortunately almost all of them have a problem with the GPS signal, it is too weak as you can see in the picture, so you have to spend an extra 172 eur on an adapter if you don't want to risk loosing your drone in case of a crush. As I could not find the answer to this situation neither by Apple nor by DGI here it goes:
You have two options the Garmin glo or the Sky Pro Dual, both are expensive but also compatible with IOS and have the glonass
2017-1-30
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Lethal
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I use a dedicated iPad mini 2 with wifi only and have no issues at this point!
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Crack The Sky
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I am using Mini 4 WiFi & Cellular & 128 Gigs. Flawless performance
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I am using Mini 4 WiFi & Cellular & 128 Gigs. Flawless performance
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I use a Mini 4 WiFi and have had no problems.
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You would definitely need the MINI4 with 128 G.

More Power = More Fun!
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RedHotPoker
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dronist Posted at 2017-1-30 19:46
You would definitely need the MINI4 with 128 G.

More Power = More Fun!

That would be 128gb of memory... ;-)


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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-1-30 19:51
That would be 128gb of memory... ;-)

128 g of space... :-)  with less space apps performance will go down = less power = more space = better app performance = more power to fly and fly and fly...{ :4_96:}
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dronist Posted at 2017-1-30 20:00
128 g of space... :-)  with less space apps performance will go down = less power = more space = better app performance = more power to fly and fly and fly...{ :4_96:}

Performance is limited by the A7 processor.  My iPad Air2 has an AX8. ;-)
So I guess it's 64gb will suffice... Haha


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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-1-30 20:02
Performance is limited by the A7 processor.  My iPad Air2 has an AX8. ;-)
So I guess it's 64gb will suffice... Haha

Actually the MINI4 has an A8 and NOT A7 but who is counting   

He is asking about the MINI and NOT the AIR... I have a Pro too which has more power than your AIR but NO one is comparing  

Between the all different MINI, the MINI4 has more power and with more space he can have more videos and stills which will last longer than the 32G space which come back to my point:

With less space, the apps won't perform at 100% and becomes sluggish and hence More Space = Better Performance to the app.


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dronist Posted at 2017-1-30 20:32
Actually the MINI4 has an A8 and NOT A7 but who is counting   

He is asking about the MINI and NOT the AIR... I have a Pro too which has more power than your AIR but NO one is comparing  

Ah yeah. I see that... ;-)
iPad Mini 3 and iPad Mini 2: A7 chip with 64-bit architecture, A7 motion coprocessor, 1GB RAM
iPad Mini 4: A8 chip with 64-bit architecture, M8 motion coprocessor, 2GB RAM


The key changes in real world terms here are Apple boasts the Mini 4 has a 1.3x faster CPU and 1.6x faster GPU than the Mini 3 and Mini 2. In fact Apple has borrowed the chipset from the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

The good news is this should make the iPad Mini 4 fast enough for anything the App Store can throw at it. On the other hand it is a shame that Apple has not given it the latest generation A9 chipset seen in the new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus or even the A8X chipset seen in last year’s iPad Air 2.

Minus the X. ;-)

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I would agree with the consensus that of all the iPad Minis that are available, the Mini 4 would be your best bet.
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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-1-30 21:13
Ah yeah. I see that... ;-)
iPad Mini 3 and iPad Mini 2: A7 chip with 64-bit architecture, A7 motion coprocessor, 1GB RAM
iPad Mini 4: A8 chip with 64-bit architecture, M8 motion coprocessor, 2GB RAM

That is how they will keep you wanting more and more power...
and pay more and more bucks...
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dronist Posted at 2017-1-31 10:12
That is how they will keep you wanting more and more power...
and pay more and more bucks...

Yes, more power!! The Tim tool-man Allen way... Haha


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RedHotPoker Posted at 2017-1-31 10:23
Yes, more power!! The Tim tool-man Allen way... Haha

Or Tim apple-man Cook way  
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No, thanks though... Ha
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sc ... eric_b_8854910.html
He got the rotten apple award... ;-)


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If you are just going to use it as a dedicated device for the DJI App and nothing else the ipad mini 2 will do the job just fine, I bought one second hand with cellular  for a lot less just to use as a dedicated display and have had no problems with DJI GO 4 and my P4
2017-1-31
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I've been happy with the iPad Mini 4 + Cellular so far.
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Unless you're completely out of space, having extra, unused storage does not improve app performance.   Storage space is just that.  Space for apps/pictures etc.  Having 64gb or 1TB doesn't matter if you're only using a few gigs.  The CPU is the main factor in app performance followed by having adequate RAM (memory), not storage.   
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I am using an IPad mini 4, and yes Iam having video transmission problems.
2017-7-25
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Hello

I am using an ipad mini 4 an Garmin glo, that works perfect for me on my phantom 4. With my Inspire 1 pro i cant use the follow me mode if the garmin glo not is active.
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Using Ipad mini 4 with DJI Go 4 and works perfectly. Best Buy had a sale for the mini for $299 ($100 off) I'm glad i bought it!
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The iPad Mini 4 also has a anti glare screen that does make some difference compared to an iPad Mini 2.
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Lethal Posted at 2017-1-30 17:07
I use a dedicated iPad mini 2 with wifi only and have no issues at this point!

What he said.  Dedicated Mini 2 wifi only.  Works great.
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I think it is better to learn and compare each of the iPad models, there are many specifications to look into. One good place is Amazon where you can check most specifications as well as what other customers say about the device.
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Do I really need cellular? What's the difference with cellular and without? Gentle basic answers please . My Phantom 4 arrives on Tuesday and I want to make I buy the correct iPad. I have an iPhone 7+ which I suppose will work ok? Is it then just down to screen size?
TIA
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fansfde0504a Posted at 2018-3-24 12:55
Do I really need cellular? What's the difference with cellular and without? Gentle basic answers please . My Phantom 4 arrives on Tuesday and I want to make I buy the correct iPad. I have an iPhone 7+ which I suppose will work ok? Is it then just down to screen size?
TIA

If you want to make use of the GPS function in the iPad, then you need to buy a cellular version, the WiFi only tablets do not have GPS fitted. You do not need to have a cellular connection to fly, but you will need GPS if you use some of the advanced functions like Follow Me, setting Home Point to the position of the controller etc.
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Geebax Posted at 2018-3-24 13:45
If you want to make use of the GPS function in the iPad, then you need to buy a cellular version, the WiFi only tablets do not have GPS fitted. You do not need to have a cellular connection to fly, but you will need GPS if you use some of the advanced functions like Follow Me, setting Home Point to the position of the controller etc.

That's great, thanks for the advice.
2018-3-25
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I use am iPad Mini 4 with no cellular component and it has worked well for me.  If I want to do something with the iPad and internet, I use the hot spot on my phone via Wifi.  I have used my P4 with that iPad many places without any issues, as the GPS in the P4 works fine for most things you will want to do.  That includes many far away places with zero internet or WiFi for phone as well.

There may be examples of things that work less well, but so far, those have not been an issue for me.
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I have a three, lots of green and lag. Today a whole new set of iPads to be announced so I would wait for the newest.
2018-3-27
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Hi... I'm just wondering if a new Android mini tablet would work just as well as an iPad mini?  In the meantime I plan to fly my new P4 for the first time with my iPhone 6+.  Will I be OK with that?
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