by Joe White
September 4, 2013
Apple's iPhone media event is now firmly set for Sept. 10 (with another standalone event in China scheduled for the day after), and as such iDevice owners can now start to get excited for the release of iOS 7, which should launch for the general public at some point this month. It appears Apple, too, is prepping for iOS 7, and in doing so has released updates for its entire iLife for iOS suite, seemingly preparing the apps for the forthcoming update. As such, iMovie, iPhoto, and GarageBand have all received minor updates which address "compatibility issues," according to the apps' release notes. Though Apple doesn't directly mention the incoming iOS 7, it has been suggested that the updates have been made in order to tweak the applications ahead of the software's release. Last month, Apple updated its Find My iPhone application, adding support for iOS 7 along with a new, flat icon. The icons for Apple's iLife apps, however, remain unchanged; it could be we'll see them flatten down in a future iOS update, or Apple may be planning on leaving iMovie, iPhoto, and GarageBand unaltered in this respect. It's been some time since we've seen an iOS beta reach registered developers, though Apple is indeed expected to launch the software later this month - and even as soon as Sept. 10. We'll keep you updated with further information as we receive it. In the meantime, see: Physics-Based Puzzle Platformer Sky Tourist Gains Mini Levels In First Update, Google Authenticator Gets A New Look: Adds iPhone 5 And Retina Display Support, and Curious Shipments Suggest New Apple TV To Be Announced Next Week.