I agree. I'm not an Apple guy myself, I have a friend who is building and he is considering this system. It's pretty new so I thought I'd ask about it here to see in anyone had used it yet. I wouldn't want to be the first one to buy it. Also, I'm not a fan of the touch screen controls. Recently I've been flying a plane with a GTN 650. Nice gps but the touch screen is something I can't get used to. The designers should be required to work in continuous light turbulence, ocasional moderate turbulence. Maybe they would figure out that touch screen is not as convienent to use in the air as when they are sitting at their desk.
Yup, reminds me of all the HBA aircraft designers who design for Lycoming engines.The Apple-centrism of many apps bothers me too. But I can understand why they go with that platform from a development standpoint; it simplifies things quite a bit since there are much fewer possible configurations to address.