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October 21

It’s no secret that DJI has been spinning up an all-new Mavic Mini 2 this year after the successful launch of their cheapest drone in 2019. Now DroneDJ has a solid preview of how much you should expect to pay for the successor to the affordable everyday flycam. DJI’s Mavic Mini 2 appears to cost a little more than the original, but the upgraded hardware will still be competitive with mid-range model prices.

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June 25

Two major pieces of news in the drone world from Skydio today. First, the drone maker is officially announcing that Skydio 2 production has restarted since pausing for a few months during the COVID-19 shutdown. The super-smart Skydio 2 drone is once again available to order and shipping to customers.

The other announcement is the release of a significant software update for Skydio 2 drones. A new software update released today dramatically increases tracking range, flight features, and charging capabilities.

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May 4

In the market for the best new consumer drone and have some Apple Store credit to spend? The newly launched DJI Mavic Air 2 and Fly More Combo bundle are both available to order from Apple.com starting today at a slight premium over DJI’s prices.

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October 17, 2018

Skydio R1 autonomous drone gains Apple Watch control, now in Apple Stores

Skydio is introducing a convenient new way to control its intelligent R1 autonomous drone — from the Apple Watch. The new Apple Watch Skydio app lets you put your drone in the sky, phone in your pocket, and manage the flight from your watch. Skydio R1, released earlier this year, is also being sold in Apple Stores across the US and Canada for the first time.

January 2, 2018

Good news for DJI drone pilots using iPhone X as your controller’s viewfinder: DJI 4 for iOS now goes full screen on the larger 5.8-inch Super Retina display. DJI’s iPhone app has been letterboxed on the flagship iPhone since it launched in early November.

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