Apple unveils iLife ’11 with significant updates to iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand

Wed, Oct 20, 2010


Apple today announced major updates across its iLife suit of digital software. “This has got to be some of the highest value software in the world,” Steve Jobs explained during today’s “Back to Mac” presentation. iLife ’11 will ship standard on all new Macs and can be purchased today for an upgrade price of $49.

First up on the docket was iPhoto ’11 which includes some of the following features.

  • New full screen modes
  • Facebook enhancements
  • Easy way to e-mail photos
  • New slideshows themes
  • A big leap in books
  • New letterpress cards
Next up was iMovie ’11 which comes with some of these new features.
  • More advanced audio editing
  • One step effects
  • People Finder – i.e face recognition gone video!
  • News and sports themes
  • Simple way to create impressive movie trailers
And lastly there’s GarageBand ’11 and these litany of features.
  • Flex Time
  • Groove Matching
  • More guitar amps & effects
  • New piano and guitar lessons.
  • “How did I play?” feature which measures user achievement

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