Well I’ve taken the plunge and gone for a 10.5 with cellular. Ordered today and will hopefully arrive on Tuesday, after the Easter break.
I pray to Christ this works. I’m running a Mavic which of course suffers from its focusing issues through DD for a reason that’s still unclear to me. Despite many attempts to sort it through Android, with pulling cables, clearing cache etc and reconnecting after each battery change (yes this is now consistently giving relatively decent results) it’s not safe, takes up precious battery power and if nothing else, frustrates the hell out of me. I don’t think the focussing issue will ever disappear with Mavic vs DD, there doesn’t seem to be any news on it in recent months, but if I only have one step to do in DJIGo and not five each time I change battery, I think I can live with it. Still not good though.
It took me a while to decide upon the 10.5 but I went for it over the 9.7 mainly because it would be more future proof than the 9.7. I’d actually prefer a smaller tablet such as a Mini but I think it’s on borrowed time in terms of Apple support and iOS updates. Because the physical unit size of the 10.5 is barely any bigger than the 9.7, it didnt seem sensible to go small either.
I know literally nothing about Apple or iOS, but from what I’ve read, the better chip in the 10.5 is used up serving the better screen so all in all I don’t think the 10.5 performs much better over the 9.7 as far as the DD goes. Certainly not as far as Live Map goes anyway.
Live Map is something I am excited about actually. A couple of times over the past week I have lost a whole row of images taken during the mission but unfortunately I haven’t realised until I’ve gone to upload them into the cloud to find the little blue dots missing, by which time it is too late. This of course has caused some pretty major flaws in the processed map but with Live Map, hopefully it will catch them and highlight the error before I leave site.
Please God work.