Apple Updates iLife Apps and Aperture for Yosemite

After releasing OS X Yosemite and updating its iWork suite of apps for the new operating system, Apple has now begun updating its iLife suite of apps alongside Aperture and Apple Configurator for Yosemite, as well as other new features.

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While iPhoto and Aperture only received compatibility updates for Yosemite, Garageband, Configurator and iMovie received numerous new features. Garageband now allows users to build their own bass rigs and includes a new Voice Template for fast and easy vocal recordings. iMovie received a brand new design inspired by the look of OS X Yosemite and other features like Custom H.264 file export options. Configurator now includes the ability to allow Handoff, support for new configuration payloads in iOS 8 and more.

Similar to the iWork suite, the iLife suite is free to users who have recently purchased a new Mac or iOS device. Otherwise, iMovie is $14.99 while Garageband includes a $4.99 one-time in-app purchase to unlock additional instruments and sounds for each platform. Aperture is available for $79.99 while Configurator is available for free.

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iPhoto - [Direct Link]
iMovie - [Direct Link]
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Apple Configurator - [Direct Link]



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59 months ago

Wondering when the new Photos App will be available in beta


Hope they take their time with it and not make it half-assed like 90% of their current software is
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59 months ago
I hope Apple continues to make Aperture compatible with OS X going forward. Even if they don't add any new features.

I have all my photos since 2005 in Aperture. Over 30,000 of them, most of them in RAW format.

Does Apple really expect us to upload all our photos to the cloud? That would be insane.

I sure as hell hope the "Photos" app has a local storage option, with backups. Ideally you'd be able to then choose a subset of your photos to put on the cloud if you wish. That would be the right way to do it.

Their keeping us in the dark about how the Photos app will work is frustrating. The least they could do is explain how it all works, especially storage management and backups, so we can stop worrying and just look forward to it.
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59 months ago
Why is the article calling them 'compatibility updates'. They are clearly 'incompatibility updates' since they won't work in Mavericks, are are just released to encourage users to upgrade their OS and make it difficult to downgrade.

Look at Aperture. It's got nothing new - Apple already told us that would be the case - yet it's somehow not backwards compatible with Mavericks?
Rating: 10 Votes
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59 months ago

Excuse me hater but I believe you are in the wrong thread. Please take your ignorant hate comment to the nearest hater thread or Anti-apple forum.


Oh no, brain-washed Applezombies approaching! #

Seriously though, given Apple's recent track record of software updates (starting with Lion and FCPX), one is naturally hesitant if not outright negative about new developments. Especially when it comes to crucial software, like an Aperture replacement in this case.
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59 months ago
Photos Beta

Wondering when the new Photos App will be available in beta
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59 months ago

Hope they take their time with it and not make it half-assed like 90% of their current software is


I'm not holding my breath. Obsession with thinness, interfaces getting flatter (or "more modern" as MR likes to say), and half-baked software seems to be the norm now.

Please don't reply with "it's free, so quit complaining." This is repeated over and over again. Some of us would actually pay to have software that works :eek: and/or isn't missing features that were in previous versions, but that isn't an option.

(And for the people who have older machines and do have to pay for iLife and iWork, do they get a different version that's better, or is the rationale that they deserve it for not upgrading their machine?)
Rating: 9 Votes
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59 months ago
I HATE that the Mac App store still doesn't let you download old versions of apps.

Things that downloaded fine on 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, etc now refuse to download/install, because they now "Require a newer version of OS X."

On of my MacBook Pro systems goes up to 10.7.

Some of our older systems (32-bit Core Duo) and ones required to run certain PowerPC apps can only go up to 10.6. I used Twitter on one to send outage notices, and it was updated and dropped 10.6 support a long time ago.

I can load old iWork '09 and iLife '11 apps from disc, but I cannot get much of the other software I use to be able to get.
Rating: 7 Votes
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59 months ago
Final Cut Pro X? Is that due anytime soon?
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59 months ago
Clearly I am not Apple's target market. I will never keep my accumulated raw photo library on Apple's cloud for its insecurity and perpetual storage rental. I'm not one to maintain a digital wallet of photos by the hundreds that I want at hand and in sync on all of my devices.
Rating: 4 Votes
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59 months ago

Are you serious?

Obviously, you don't need to apply these updates for Mavericks compatibility. The prior versions were already compatible with Mavericks. The updates are for compatibility with Yosemite.


No, they are not 'for compatibility with Yosemite'. Especially in the case of Aperture that's just a smokescreen. They are for breaking compatibility with Mavericks. Of course I don't have to update them yet, but how long before something comes along to force our hands, like iCloud suddenly not supporting older versions? I give it three months.
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