Engineering Magic®

Apple Approved
Bad Elf's accessories meet the requirements of  Apple's MFi program.  Our engineering team tests extensively with each new product release of the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Apps Galore
Developers with deep domain expertise and great design acumen combine Bad Elf and Apple devices to create the ultimate user experience.  See the list.
No Cellular Required
Our products provide rock-solid GPS to iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch to allow you to see your GPS position in any app on the App Store.


Still in Holding Pattern on iOS 8.3 GPS bug

May 20, 2015

It's been almost 6 weeks since we alerted Bad Elf users and our partners about the iOS 8.3 bug affecting most external GPS receivers.  At that time, we quickly identified the issue and filed a bug report with Apple.  Several weeks later, several media outlets and forum users reported that the GPS issue was fixed in the iOS 8.4 beta releases.  Unfortunately, Apple has not released any public iOS updates since early April when the issue first appeared. The various rumors sites are claiming iOS 8.4 will go live in June; some say early June during Apple's WWDC conference, others say late June.  Like everyone else, we're in a holding pattern until iOS 8.4 is released. This has been an extremely frustrating experience for our users...

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Status of iOS 8.3 and External GPS Receivers

April 25, 2015

Greetings from the warm and muggy Sun 'n Fun air show in Lakeland, FL!  We've enjoyed catching up with new and existing Bad Elf customers over the last 4 days.  The first air show of the year is always special and motivates us going into the busy spring and summer flying seasons. As of this morning, we still don't have any official updates re: the iOS 8.3 issue with external GPS receivers.  As we've said before: please do not upgrade to iOS 8.3 if possible! We have heard rumors the issue has been fixed internally by Apple, but don't know when this fix will be released to the public.  We're hoping for a 8.3.1 release, although it could also be...

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