June 1, 2011
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.