Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 10:50 am PT (01:50 pm ET)
iLife suites for iOS, OS X updated for Apple's latest operating systemsApple's iLife applications — iPhoto, iMovie and Garage Band — have all been redesigned and refreshed with new features for both iOS 7 and OS X 10.9 Mavericks, it was announced on Tuesday.
iLife for iOS and Mac are both free with the purchase of any new Mac or iOS device. They will be made available today.
In iPhoto, Photo Books are now available for iPad. iPhoto lays out the book, which can be uploaded to Apple, where the coffee table book is printed and mailed to the home.
iMovie has been redesigned for iOS 7 with a cleaner and simpler design. Users no longer need to create a project or edit, they can simply select one and tap share.
Apple has also boasted that iMovie has "desktop-class effects" on both iPhone and iPad.
iMovie on iMac also has a new design that makes browsing a library easier. It's also easier to speed up or slow down a video, taking advantage of the 120fps video capabilities of the new iPhone 5s.
iMovie theater also takes users' movies, trailers and shared clips, and puts them in a single place to see. Creating a movie on the iPhone also makes it available across all devices, including Apple TV.
Finally, Garage Band was also revamped with a new look for iOS 7. If users have a 64-bit device, they can now do up to 32 tracks of music on their iPhone or iPad.
"Your favorite album was probably created in 24 tracks," Apple's Eddy Cue said.
Garage Band was also updated on the Mac, which adds the ability to create a drummer track. The new feature allows users to increase the energy and complexity of an automated drum track, while also changing the kit or adding more drum fills.
The new drummer feature is powered by some of the best session musicians in the world, Apple said. Different sounds and styles can be tested by choosing different virtual drumming personalities. More drummers and instruments can be added through in-app purchases.
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