First posted by MacStories (and surely noticed by several readers since), Apple has updated two more of its flagship iOS applications (the first batch being the iWork suite): GarageBand and iMovie. The former received the most substantial set of feature tweaks, while the latter’s improvements are strictly bug-related.
GarageBand, in addition to getting some bug fixes of its own, now supports audio output over AirPlay. Additionally, Bluetooth devices are now supported, as is HDMI-out (via the Apple Digital AV Adapter). Most useful, however, is the app’s newfound ability to process imported AIFF, WAV, and CAF audio files (along with 16-bit Apple Loops) and its clipboard support for copying and pasting music files from other compatible iOS apps.
iMovie, while not benefitting from any newly-added feature set, has been updated with the following repairs:
- Audio plays from your HDTV when using the Apple Digital AV Adapter.
- Video plays full screen from Marquee to your HDTV when using the Apple Digital AV Adapter.
- Resolves some cases of missing media in projects.
- Provides more accurate clip grouping by date in Video browser.
- Fixes an issue where a project’s background music would not fade in or out.
- Additional performance and reliability improvements.
So, folks, now’s better than ever to make a movie, make a song, put ‘em together, and throw it on YouTube.
We’ll be watching.