Update:Bad Elf GPS Pro

Friday, January 4, 2013 @ 8:00 AM

The iFlightPlanner Crew received word from Bad Elf that the Bad Elf GPS Pro, one of the first "iFlightPlanner Approved" external GPS devices, is officially compatible (over Bluetooth) with all of the new Lightning-based iOS devices.  No firmware or hardware changes are necessary.

The new official list of supported devices is:

  • iPod touch (2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th generations)
  • iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, & iPhone 3G
  • iPad mini, iPad 4, iPad (3rd generation), iPad 2, iPad

Bad Elf GPS (BE-GPS-1000)

Although the Bad Elf GPS dongle with the 30-pin dock connector is not directly or officially compatible with any of the new Lightning-based iOS devices, Bad Elf is happy to report that it works with all of them using either of Apple’s Lightning-to-30pin adapters.

Bad Elf has done extensive testing and the only issues they encountered (and resolved) were actually related to the known iOS 6 bug affecting external GPS receivers.

The iFlightPlanner Crew