iLife Updates (iTunes, iMovie, iPhoto, iDVD, New App)

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001
    Apple announced significant improvements in their suite of iLife applications. The new versions fall under "iLife '04":

    iPhoto has seen the most dramatic improvements with performance enhancements as well as a number of iTunes-like features. These include smart albums, photo rating, rendezvous photo sharing and improved slideshows.

    iMovie '04 brings additional flexibility in editiong, iSight support, and improved sharing support.

    iDVD now offers up to two hours of encoding on a standard DVD using an improved encoder from Final Cut Pro. 20 new themes and overview modes are also offered.

    As already reported -- GarageBand has been released. More details in this news item (Please post GarageBand comments under that story)
  2. arn
    macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    please post GarageBand comments in this thread. Not here.

    Thank you
  3. macrumors 68020

    Jan 7, 2003
    Washington, DC
    What's the word: will photo and movie still be free downloads (I assume iDVD and Garageband will cost $, and iTunes has to be free).

    And will they work with the current version of iDVD?
  4. macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2003
    com'on, bring out the free download for iPhoto NOW :D
  5. macrumors 6502

    Apr 7, 2003
    state of confusion.
    iLife improved?!? Heck...I can USE iPhoto now....woohooo....can't wait to import more pictures.
  6. macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

    Jun 23, 2003
    St Augustine, FL
    Education pricing is $29 for the new iLife package, I am pretty excited about it, but not too sure if I am quite ready to order it yet.
  7. macrumors 603


    Jul 23, 2002
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    Just wondering if we will still get these updates through Software Update?
  8. macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2003
    Warsaw, Poland
    I love the new suite! But just from seeing :( I still can't download the update but what SJ showed was.... hmmmm impressive
  9. macrumors 68020


    May 7, 2003
    Saint Augustine, FL
    I was really, really hoping for an iTunes upgrade.

    I mean, a lot....

    (Plus I'm let down by the costly iPod mini)
  10. macrumors 65816

    Ambrose Chapel

    Jul 24, 2002
    yeah count me in on wondering whether iPhoto and iMovie will still be free downloads. iTunes still is so...
  11. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2003
    The Midwest, USA
    I would pay that price... but I would be happier if I could just get everything (maybe not iDVD, as last revision was done) for FREE! Argh! Anyone know if any updates will be free?:rolleyes:
  12. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 16, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    I'm really pumped... $29 with an edu discount. Garage band is exactly what I imagined... wow... good day.
  13. macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2003
    iPhoto is a great app, and I'm really itching to download the new version. Shurly apple wouldn't make us pay for the whole suite, right??
  14. macrumors 68020


    Sep 26, 2001
    where the concrete to dirt ratio is better
    another persong complaning that i can not d/l iPhoto for free.

    Maybe it will be posted next week when iLife is for sale???
  15. macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2004
    iLife preinstalled ship date?

    Anyone care to make an educated guess on when the new iLife will start shipping on new Macs? I was waiting to order until after the keynote, but I don't want to wait until 1/16! Tho I also don't want to have to pay an extra $20 for my impatience for the Up-to-Date upgrade. All the store site says is that the boxed product will be delivered on 1/16. I may have to walk into a retail store just to ask...
  16. macrumors member

    Nov 6, 2002
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    Just a shame that the new iLife costs so much in the UK compared to the US.

    £39 ($71) in the UK compared to the £26 ($49) in the US. There is no way tax is that bad here.

    I guess we should think ourselves lucky that the dollar is so weak right now otherwise it might of cost even more!
  17. macrumors regular

    Mar 25, 2002
    price is wrong

    all wrong. 250 for a 4GB and 300 for a 15 GB?
    consumers are dumb but not that dumb.
  18. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 20, 2003
    Nope, or why would they say all new Macs will get it and they have an up to date program as well. If they were free downloads, they wouldn't have to have an up to date program. You want the new versions you need to pay the money.
  19. macrumors regular

    Apr 23, 2002
    $49 for iLife?

    Lets see, I've already got iTunes 4.2. Don't have a DVD burner on my iBook. Don't need an update to iMovie. I'm using Final Cut Express and will pay the $99 to upgrade it. So that leaves me with GarageBand and iPhoto for $49. Don't have a need to make my own music. So Apple wants me to pay $49 to upgrade my iPhoto? No thanks Apple.

    I'm still planning to buy my G5 this year Apple, but I'm starting to get a little hesitant. First, .mac became a subscription. Now, iLife. What's next year? Safari?
  20. macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2003
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    ilife is free if you buy a new mac, does that mean if i go by an ibook today i'll still get ilife 04 when it's released for free?

    UPDATE: i've called both and a local apple retail location and neither knows if there will be a coupon. i was told to call back while they research it.
  21. macrumors 604


    Apr 21, 2003
    Boring :-(

    mini ipod is way too expensive.

    For $50 more you get a 15gig model... $249 is too expensive for the target market. $199 would have been good.

    Shame that the majority of the planet have to wait two extra months.

    iApps are now payware for updates.


    Garage is good for Musicans

    XServe G5 is also good.

    good that iPhoto publishing stuff will be available to other countries.

    Shame you have to buy iApp updates, unless you buy another Mac.
  22. macrumors regular

    Oct 12, 2003
    Los Angeles
    Is there any update to iTunes?? That wasn't made particulary clear in the Keynote.
  23. macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2003
    Here's one more worried that the iLife apps will be come for-sale programs and not downloads. I don't need iMovie or iDVD, or even GarageBand. Just iTunes and IPhoto.

    And the iPod mini = BIG letdown.

  24. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 17, 2002
    Yes, it is a terrible shame that we should have to pay for quality applications. These should be FREE! Because, as you know, it is such a pain in the rear to have to actually spend money for something.
    And Mircrosoft expects me to pay for Office 2004? Get real! It should be free too...

    Please people, stop whining. Why should Apple spend $ and time on great software and then give it away? Doesn't sound like a very good business model to me.

    I just ordered my copy of iLife, you can too.
  25. macrumors 68020

    Jan 7, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Isn't that the same thing as being able to buy the system software upgrades on CD/DVD, because you don't want to take 2 days dowloading over 56k (if that's all you have?)

    Seems like a total rip-off for anyone buying a mac today not to get iLife for free. But I can understand charging folks who can't/won't download.

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