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DJI will likely announce its next Inspire drone later this month

DJI will likely announce its next Inspire drone later this month

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After images that appeared to show a potential follow-up to its Inspire drone leaked late in October, drone maker DJI appears ready to announce its next device this month. The company has sent invites to an event it's calling "Control/Create," which promises an "exciting, special announcement," and will be held in Los Angeles on November 15th.

The last Inspire was announced in 2014

As TechCrunch notes, the previous Inspire was announced almost exactly two years ago, and while mightily impressive for the time — offering high-quality video streaming and recording from the air — it's been largely superseded by models from competitors and DJI itself. The leaked image shows a device that looks similar to 2014's Inspire, albeit slightly smaller and sleeker.

Given the technology present in DJI drones like the Phantom 4 and Mavic Pro, we can expect a potential Inspire 2 to be able to automatically avoid obstacles, as well as follow targets while streaming video. TechCrunch also speculates that it may allow users to switch cameras in and out, given DJI's range of gimbals and mounts, but we should find out more in just under two weeks.