iLife ’11 to ship in November? More evidence of a new “mystery application”

Mon, Oct 4, 2010

News, Rumors

It’s been a while since we’ve seen an update to Apple’s suite of iLife software (January 2009 to be exact) but evidence is mounting that a new and significant update is on its way. Earlier this Summer, reports surfaced that the next iteration of iLife would include the following features:

– All applications will be 64-bit
– Improvements in iPhoto faces & places
– Improving the integration of social networks
– iWeb will be totally renewed
– New application (mystery!)
– Disappearance of iDVD
– MobileMe gallery in beta (with faces & places)

And now it appears that Amazon UK has a new book listing for iLife ’11 due to ship in November. Now we don’t speak German, but the good folks over at 9to5Mac translate the red band below as follows, “iPhoto, iMovie and more with apps for Mac, iPhone 4, iPod and iPad.” Intriguing.

But wait, there’s more!

Amazon Germany has the following summary for the next iteration of iLife software.

iLife 11 may be from the content is completely revised and written in 64 bits. Improvements are mainly in iPhoto and the integration of social networks. iWeb is completely rewritten, and iDVD will disappear, but there are also still a new application. In this book the reader learns all about the new multimedia suite. New features, new applications. What it does, what changes and how do I get the finest results. Want to do for all amateur photographers and videographers, video enthusiasts and all those rich movies and photos and DVDs, web and social networks have to do.

But one final thing to consider before you take this as the gospel, the author Uwe Nerger doesn’t have any other published titles to his credit, so the odds that he’d receive inside info about Apple’s upcoming iLife update seems a bit sketchy.



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