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Apple updates iMovie, GarageBand for iOS, iPadOS

Apple has updated iMovie, its video editing app, and GarageBand, its audio editing app, for iOS and iPadOS. The former is designed to take advantage of features in the iPhone 12 line-up.

Here’s Apple’s release notes for iMovie 2.3: 

Customize any title by selecting from dozens of built-in fonts

– Adjust the color of any title by selecting from a grid or spectrum of presets, adjusting numerical sliders, or using the eyedropper in the viewer

– Quickly change a title’s default style, capitalization and duration

– Pinch and drag to adjust the size and location of any title

– Choose from three new animated titles: Slide, Split and dual-color Chromatic

– Add solid, gradient, and patterned backgrounds to your movie

– Use the color picker to customize the colors of any background

– Drag the slider to change the intensity of any filter applied to your photos and videos

– Import and share 4K videos at 60 frames per second*

– View, edit, and share High Dynamic Range (HDR) videos from your ‌Photos‌ library**

– Tap the new options button at the top of the Share sheet to share a project or video file and choose properties including resolution, frame rate, and HDR*

* 4K at 60 frames per second requires iPod touch (7th generation), iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone 7 or later, iPad (6th generation) or later, ‌iPad‌ mini (5th generation), iPad Air 3 or later, 10.5-inch iPad Pro or later

** Editing and sharing HDR video requires ‌iPhone SE‌ (2nd generation), ‌iPhone‌ 8 Plus, ‌iPhone‌ X or later, ‌iPad‌ mini (5th generation), ‌iPad‌ (7th generation) or later, ‌iPad Air‌ 3 or later, 10.5-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ or later.

And here are Apple’s release notes for GarageBand 2.3.9:

– New audio recordings can be quickly started from the Home screen by touching and holding the GarageBand app icon.

– Maximum song length at default tempo has been increased from 23 to 72 minutes

– The ruler now offers an option to switch from musical bars and beats to minutes and seconds

  • New downloadable “Keyboard Collection” sound pack includes over 150 keyboard loops and 50 instrument patches like pianos, organs, and electric pianos.

iMovie and GarageBand are both free and available at the App Store. The updates require iOS 10.14 or iPadOS 10.14.

(Dennis Sellers has been covering the Apple industry since 1996. In addition to“Apple World Today,” he also runs his own freelance writing/editing service. If you want more info about the latter, email him at

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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.