Now that Apple’s complete fall hardware is officially available, the company has announced a series of updates for its video companies and productivity programs.
First, a new iMovie update will allow users to connect an external display to an iPad or iPhone, enabling screen mirroring or creating a fullscreen preview of what you edit. (Fullscreen previews require an iPhone 7 or newer, sixth generation iPad or newer, or a 2017 iPad Pro or later.) Also, there is support for uncompressed 4K video output on the third generation 11-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro. For iMovie on the desktop, there is now a new export option called “Preparing for Facebook”. It exports a Facebook compliant video file that you can upload manually to Facebook without any problems.
Clip, Apple’s app for making videos using an iPhone or iPad, has added six new Selfie scenes – 360 degree backgrounds – as well as filters, stickers and 17 additional audio tracks that automatically match the length of your video. These new Selfie scenes are likely to only work on newer iPhones, as they use iPhone Xs TrueDepth camera sensors to create enhanced landscapes for your own.
Other apps have also been updated: iWork’s pages now include the ability to publish your books directly to Apple Books for download or purchase, and GarageBand now supports keyboard commands when using a smart or Bluetooth keyboard. You can also use the Wah Stompbox pedal and Face Control with the Smart Guitar tool.
Clips, iWork, iMovie and GarageBand are free and can be downloaded from the App Store and the Mac App Store.