FlyQ EFB v4.0 and Older Devices

A few months ago, I made a post that mentioned that we were considering dropping support for some very old iPad and iPhone models because they are simply incapable of running FlyQ reliably and with acceptable performance.

We are now planning to target only devices running at least iOS 10. Older devices currently running FlyQ will continue to run and we have no plans to stop supplying data for them but no new versions of FlyQ EFB will run on these older devices.

The devices that will not be supported by FlyQ EFB v4.0 are:

  • iPad 1, iPad 2, iPad 3
  • iPad mini 1
  • iPhone 4S or earlier

To be clear that means that these devices (and more) will support FlyQ EFB 4.0:

  • All iPad Air models
  • All iPad Pro models
  • iPad Mini 2, 3, 4, and 5
  • iPad 4
  • All other full-sized iPad models
  • iPhone 5 and above

Ideally, we would have liked to continue support for the iPad 3.  However, Apple limited the maximum iOS version that it can use to 9.3.5 and there is no clean way to somehow support it but no other iPad model that is limited to 9.3.5.

We hope everyone understands that we’re doing this so our development and testing time can focus on the iPad and iPhone models that the vast majority of our customers use.  Allocating dev and test time to older models is unlikely to produce a product that would run acceptably on the older devices but would negatively impact features and fixes for the newer devices as dev and test resources are finite.

Also, I’d be remiss not to mention that today is Amazon Prime day and they have lots of iPad specials.  For example, just $299 for a new full-sized iPad WiFi-only model with 128 GB of storage ($130 off the list price).  That’s actually a bit newer than the device that I generally use to fly with FlyQ.

https://www.amazon.com/Apple-iPad-WiFi-128GB-Model/dp/B07BTPZ5YV/ref=lp_2423172011_1_1_sspa?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1563230381&sr=1-1-spons&th=1

 

 

 

15 thoughts on “FlyQ EFB v4.0 and Older Devices

  1. Where is 4.0?

    On Mon, Jul 15, 2019 at 6:49 PM Flying with Seattle Avionics wrote:

    > Steve Podradchik posted: “A few months ago, I made a post that mentioned > that we were considering dropping support for some very old iPad and iPhone > models because they are simply incapable of running FlyQ reliably and with > acceptable performance. We are now planning to target on” >

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  2. Will I be able to use my Apple SE IPhone with FlyQ? Thanks

    On Mon, Jul 15, 2019 at 6:50 PM Flying with Seattle Avionics wrote:

    > Steve Podradchik posted: “A few months ago, I made a post that mentioned > that we were considering dropping support for some very old iPad and iPhone > models because they are simply incapable of running FlyQ reliably and with > acceptable performance. We are now planning to target on” >

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  3. Hi Steve. I am ready for a new iPad. Is 32 gig enough or should I spring for the 128 gig? It’s an extra $130 and it probably cost them five bucks at the most so it’s kind of aggravating. But interested in your recommendation. I pretty much use it only for Aviation.

    Scott Sedam via mobile 248.390.0773 scott@truen.com ________________________________

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    • Hi Scott. Yup 32 is enough. Ironically, 64 GB is more the sweet spot but Apple apparently knows that as the base iPad goes from 32 to 128. To be honest, I’d probably spend the extra $ so you can be sure to never run out of space even if you use the device for other things.

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  4. Since you are dropping support for older IPads, which makes a lot of sense, I am assuming people like me who use that IPad as an emergency backup, we should quit updating it to future Fly Q Upgrades, such as v 4.0. I would like to maintain its ability to remain a viable backup to my IPad Mini 4 as long as possible and I don’t want a future upgrade to turn it into a door stop.

    Also any chance to add on the ability to download an old version like the v 3.2.1 to fix a corrupted Fly Q program, that would also help maintain an old backup IPad? Just a thought. .

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