The DJI Spark is one of those fun, selfie-taking drones you’ll want as soon as you see it. But if you already own one, you need to update it by September 1 — or risk never flying it again.
On Monday, DJI announced a new firmware update for Spark drones coming later this week in response to a problem that was causing some of them to fall out of the sky while flying.
There’s only one catch: People who don’t update the firmware will no longer be able to use their drones. They simply will not take off anymore.
In a blog post, DJI says it “decided on the option of a mandatory firmware update in order to maximize flight safety and product reliability which [the company] consider as top priorities.” Read more…