As expected with the launch of iOS 4.3, Apple has released iPad-specific versions of its popular applications GarageBand and iMovie. iMovie is now a universal application, that works with the iPad, iPhone 4, and iPod touch 4th generation. It will obviously also work with the iPad 2 upon its release tomorrow.
New features of iMovie include:
- Multi-touch editing with iPad
- Multitrack audio editing
- Sharing in HD to YouTube, Vimeo, CNN iReport, and Facebook
- AirPlay support
- Project Transfers
- Fade Effects
iMovie is not available for the original iPad. However, many of these are new features work for the iPhone/iPod touch as well, which still seems to run excellently, even without the dual-core chip that the app was specifically designed for with the iPad 2.
The all-new GarageBand app is iPad-only. But we're getting reports that it works flawlessly on the original iPad, which is great news for users who aren't sure they're ready to upgrade.
Features of GarageBand include:
- Playing your iPad like a musical instrument, including touch sensitivity.
- Record your voice
- Smart Instruments
- Multi-Track audio editing
- Use of built-in mixer
- Sharing via email, add to iTunes on Mac or PC
Both applications are available in the App Store now.
UPDATE: 9to5 Mac is reporting that you can, in fact, install iMovie on the original iPad without a jailbreak. Here's a link to that article.
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