Apple Updates GarageBand, iMovie, and iWork Apps for Mac and iOS

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today updated its GarageBand app for iOS devices to version 2.3.7, adding support for keyboard commands when using a Smart Keyboard such as the new Smart Keyboard Folio for the 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models or a Bluetooth keyboard.

    The update adds the Wah stompbox pedal and Face Control to the Smart Guitar tool, and Apple says it includes stability improvements and bug fixes.


    Apple also updated its suite of iWork apps for iOS and Mac devices, which includes Keynote, Numbers, and Pages. According to the release notes, the update includes performance and stability improvements, which could also include display optimizations for the new iPad Pro models.

    The new version of Pages on both Mac and iOS adds support for publishing books directly to Apple Books for download or purchase.

    iMovie for iOS gains support for external displays when connected to the new 2018 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models, and it offers several bug fixes.
    iMovie for Mac is the final Apple app updated today, with Apple removing the option to share files directly to Facebook. The update also adds a new "Prepare for Facebook" option as a replacement that is designed to export a Facebook-compatible video file to your Mac that can then be manually added to the Facebook website.

    GarageBand, iMovie, and the iWork apps can be downloaded from the App Store and Mac App Store at no cost.

    - GarageBand for iOS [Direct Link]
    - iMovie for iOS [Direct Link]
    - iMovie for Mac [Direct Link]
    - Pages for iOS [Direct Link]
    - Keynote for iOS [Direct Link]
    - Numbers for iOS [Direct Link]
    - Pages for macOS [Direct Link]
    - Keynote for macOS [Direct Link]
    - Numbers for macOS [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Apple Updates GarageBand, iMovie, and iWork Apps for Mac and iOS
  2. e1me5 macrumors regular


    Jun 11, 2013
  3. 4God macrumors 68020


    Apr 5, 2005
    My Mac
    Okay, so wait... it says connect your iPhone to a 4K display. How?
  4. Puonti macrumors 6502a

    Mar 14, 2011
    To be precise it says you can connect an iPhone or iPad to an external display... and then separately that the 2018 iPads Pro can output 4k video. Not that iPhones can output 4k video.

    The 4k output is probably achieved with a USB-C dongle or cable, for use with the iPads.
  5. pweicks macrumors regular


    Dec 23, 2016
    Does this mean that I can publish all my old grade school essays with a click and see if anyone will buy them for $0.99?
  6. 4God macrumors 68020


    Apr 5, 2005
    My Mac
    Ah, got it. I misread.
  7. lec0rsaire macrumors 65816

    Feb 23, 2017
    People complain about the high Mac and iOS prices but we get a bunch of great 1st party software and the best OS period included with the hardware. Each update makes all of these apps better and more robust.
  8. now i see it macrumors 68030

    Jan 2, 2002
    Poor iMovie on iOS. It seems so enticing at first, so much promise, but once you start using it you quickly realize it's a very limited and confining app to use. Kindergarten app. So much is left out of it intentionally to drive you to a Mac or Final Cut Pro.
  9. Tec972 macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2010
    Can someone comment on the loss of functionality in imovie. Is this actually a step backwards, or a good thing that is solving a problem? Don't want to update if there is a loss of features or functionality. Thanks
  10. guzhogi macrumors 68030


    Aug 31, 2003
    Wherever my feet take me…
    I know this is a VERY niche issue, but Konica Minolta copier drivers still don't work nicely with Pages, Keynote, Safari, etc. In Preview, when I go to print, I get options in nice, organized groups (eg Layout/Finish, Quality, Paper Tray, etc. In Pages et al, everything just in one long list. Put in a bug report to both Apple & Konica Minolta.
  11. lec0rsaire, Nov 7, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2018

    lec0rsaire macrumors 65816

    Feb 23, 2017
    It's better than not having anything at all. iMovie on the Mac is almost good enough for all amateur use. It is intentionally crippled but that's understandable since it's not meant to be a professional product. This is why they also make FCP which at $300 remains an excellent value proposition. For basic videos iMovie offers enough. It also makes the transition to FCPX much easier for beginners. By that point they will be familiar with all of the basics and be able to advantage of it.

    Still when you compare iMovie to something like Windows Movie Maker, it becomes very clear which is the superior product and it's not even close!
  12. CBlakeston, Nov 7, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2018

    CBlakeston macrumors 6502

    Jan 31, 2008
    Weirdly this is the first time I've ever had updates not show up in the Mac App Store. I could see the App had a newer version number in the store but there was nothing listed in 'updates' and no option to update on the individual Apps page, just 'OPEN' which opened the app I had installed.

    I had to manually delete iMovie, Numbers, Pages and Keynote on my Mac then download the new versions from the Mac App Store. Did it work as usual for everyone else?
  13. LV426 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 22, 2013
    No updates are showing for me, despite newer versions being available on the App Store. MacOS BUG?
  14. bracholder macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2016
    I'm having the same issue here
  15. CBlakeston macrumors 6502

    Jan 31, 2008
    Seems it's a few of us. I'm on 10.14.1 by the way.
  16. BWhaler macrumors 68030


    Jan 8, 2003
    It’s crazy how much I love updates to iWork. Amazing software which makes me super productive and powers my creativity.
  17. killhippie macrumors regular


    Jan 12, 2016
    Same here, no updates showing at all. 10.14.1, App store says all is up to date, as does software update
  18. Tec972 macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2010
  19. Dc2006ster macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2011
    Alberta, Canada
    Relieved to see that others have the same issue as me. The updates are not showing in the App Store.
  20. borgeindergaard macrumors regular


    Sep 13, 2017
    I’m having the same issue with the updates.
  21. viettanium macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2010
    GarageBand still not support 10.5-inch display of iPad Pro. how it look like on the 11-inch?
  22. killhippie macrumors regular


    Jan 12, 2016
    All updated fine this morning automatically. Guess a glitch at Apples end.
  23. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Nope. I had to do the same as you. For some reason, the Mac App Store is not responding properly. Very likely a glitch that Apple will soon fix.
  24. darkcompass macrumors newbie


    Aug 22, 2018
  25. sracer macrumors 604


    Apr 9, 2010
    For those of us iWork diehards:

    No, no additional functionality was added to linked text boxes to bring it back to the iWork '09 levels.

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