March 10, 2011
Even original iPad owners can experience iMovie on their iDevice, even though Apple insists the app isn’t compatible with the older device. Best of all, this simple trick doesn’t require a jailbreak. Because the iPad lacks cameras and contains a slower processor than the iPad 2, Apple has decided to not allow original iPad owners to install the iMovie app directly through the App Store. To install iMovie onto an original iPad follow these steps, making sure the iDevice is connected to the computer. First, be sure to download and install the latest version of iMovie in the App Store on the Mac or PC. Next, download and install the latest version (3.3) of the iPhone Configuration Utility (Mac and Windows). From within this utility, under Library, select Applications. A listing of all of the iOS apps associated with this computer should be available. If they are not present here (and they weren’t for me), click on the “Add” icon at the top left of the application and find the iMovie application. Next, under Devices, select the original iPad, and click on the Applications tab. Finally, select “Install” next to the iMovie application. The iMovie for iOS app is now installed on the original iPad. Please let us know if you have any problems using this trick. Leave your comments below.