Apple updates iMovie for iOS with 4K video support for iPad Air 2, bug fixes

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Apple on Thursday released an update to its iMovie video editing app for iOS, bringing 4K support to iPad Air 2 hardware running iOS 9.1 and addressing a number of bugs including an import issue with iCloud Drive.

With the latest version of iMovie, iPad Air 2 owners can now view and cut 4K video on the go, including clips captured by iPhone 6s. The app gained 4K editing for iPhone 6s, 6s Plus and the upcoming iPad Pro in September.

In addition to ultra high-resolution processing, Apple rectified problems encountered when importing and removing iMovie projects from iCloud Drive. Also addressed text encoding issues that prevented users from creating new trailers and caused interface quirks in certain right-to-left languages.

Other bug fixes include an interface problem that cropped up in the iMovie extension for Photos and general performance and stability improvements.

iMovie version 2.2.1 is available as a free download for existing users, while new customers can purchase the app for $4.99.