Apple Updates GarageBand for iOS with iPhone and iPod Touch Support


Apple today announced the launch of GarageBand for iPhone and iPod touch, making the previous iPad-only version a universal app.

“GarageBand on iPad has been a big hit and we think customers will love using it on their iPhone or iPod touch,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “The innovative Multi-Touch interface combined with Smart Instruments makes it easy to create great sounding music, even if you’ve never studied music or played an instrument before.”

GarageBand [App Store] is available in the App Store for $4.99, with the new version 1.1 bringing iPhone and iPod touch support and several other enhancements.

What's New in Version 1.1

- Universal app designed for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch
- Create custom chords for Smart Instruments
- Support for 3/4 and 6/8 time signatures
- Reset song key without transposing original recordings
- Transpose songs in semitones or full octaves
- Additional quantization options for recordings including, straight, triplet and swing
- New audio export quality settings for AAC and AIFF (Uncompressed)
- Arpeggiator available in Smart Keyboard
- Adjustable velocity settings for Touch Instruments
- Numerous enhancements, including automatic fade out and improved audio import options

The update is just going live now and should be rolling out to all markets at this time.

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117 months ago

iphone screen is too damn small for this... dammit apple... :mad::mad:

Yeah, they shouldn't have forced you to buy it! Seriously, those jerks!
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117 months ago

Excellent! Now when can we get USB to instrument support? An iPad or iPhone would be ideal to plug into a MIDI piano.


CoreMIDI support was added in 4.2. You use the Camera Connection Kit to connect USB instruments and interfaces.
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117 months ago

Okay so if I download Grageband for the iPhone4S and then buy an iPad will the same app work for both?

Key word - Universal

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iphone screen is too damn small for this... dammit apple...:mad::mad:

I'm really trying to understand why this bothers you so much. Apple didn't push it to your phone.
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117 months ago
pretty cool, now only if i had some talent :rolleyes:
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117 months ago

Want this on my 3G!


Want this on my dumb phone:D
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117 months ago
Aww soo beautiful :eek:
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