In the roughly six months since the Phantom 4 was launched, DJI has managed to shrink its components into a device a fraction of its size. The drone industry is moving at a blistering pace, even with commercial regulations in the US only finalized this summer. There are now over 550,000 registered drones in the US, and the Mavic Pro could point the way to a future where people are comfortable and capable of whipping out a drone as they might their cellphone. That’s assuming people start developing some useful apps for these things, though.

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