Apple makes iLife app suite free with new devices: iMovie, iPhoto and Garageband updated

Apple makes iLife app suite free with new devices: iMovie, iPhoto and Garageband updated
Apple has just unveiled an overhaul to its iLife entertainment app suite with new versions of iPhoto, iMovie and Garageband. 

These are some of the best apps on iOS, and good news is that Apple is slashing their prices down from $4.99 each to… completely free with the purchase of new Macs and iOS devices. With that in mind, let’s dive in the updates.

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).

source: Apple



1. tedkord

Posts: 17410; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

What do they mean by new? Does anyone who bought a 5s at launch get them?

7. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 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: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 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: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 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: Mar 04, 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.

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Praise Jobs.

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