Apple makes iLife app suite free with new devices: iMovie, iPhoto and Garageband updated
Apple’s iPhoto gets has a brand new look for the iPad that is cleaner and modern. "Browsing photos has never been faster or smoother thanks to 64-bit," Apple’s software head Eddy Cue noticed.
Apple has also given a complete overhaul to iMovie for iOS. The new iMovie is now cleaner and sharper focused on editing and sharing your videos.
The brand new Garageband is now better integrated with iCloud so you can start a song on an iOS device and continue on a Mac or vice versa. Garageband will now support 16 tracks on iOS, up from eight previously. Apple also demonstrated a new feature, Drummer, a neat way to add multiple drum tracks and better compose your songs.
All three new iLife applications will get the update today (it should be available at the links above in a few hours).
1. tedkord (Posts: 5264; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
What do they mean by new? Does anyone who bought a 5s at launch get them?
7. greathero1 (Posts: 494; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)
That is the million dollar question but it's probably just for new iPad and Macs only. Care to wager a bet b/c I am feeling quite confident on this one lol.
3. frydaexiii (Posts: 1239; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
Why are app updates part of this? Shouldn't they just talk about the new devices? You don't see Google go up during a Nexus launch and talk about Gmail or Google Drive...All these should only be there if they're part of the OS(Google Now) or requires a certain OS to run it (ALA Google Voice/Now), which iLife is neither...
6. greathero1 (Posts: 494; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)
Why should they put boundaries on what they choose to talk about? Let them have their 5 minutes (in this case about 2 hours or so).
8. funchumm1206 (Posts: 52; Member since: 04 Mar 2013)
Simple answer. Apple is not Google and vice versa. Apple didn't said in the invitation that it's only all about new ipads and macs.... And it kills time. It's better to see free app updates than their live demos to kill time. Anyway, nice move my apple to bundle their apps with new idevices adding more value to their products. I think bad for profits though.