iMovie Updated With 4K Support for iPad Air 2 on iOS 9.1

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imovieApple today updated its iMovie app for iOS devices to version 2.2.1, fixing several bugs and adding 4K support for the iPad Air 2 following yesterday's release of iOS 9.1. An iPad Air 2 running iOS 9.1 can now be used to edit and share 4K resolution videos.

iMovie first began supporting 4K video editing with the 2.2 update released in September after the launch of the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. The two new iPhones are the first Apple devices that are capable of capturing 4K video, and along with the iPad Pro and the iPad Air 2, they're also the only devices that can edit 4K video.

Today's 2.2.1 iMovie update also includes several fixes for bugs that were discovered after the major 2.2 September update.

What's New
- Create and share movies at 4K resolution on iPad Air 2 with iOS 9.1*
- Fixes an issue that could prevent users from creating new trailers in some languages
- Resolves issues importing and removing projects from iCloud Drive
- Addresses interface issues that could appear in some right-to-left languages
- Addresses interface issues that could appear in iMovie extension for Photos
- Performance and stability improvementsiMovie supports 4K on iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Air 2, and iPad Pro

iMovie can be downloaded from the App Store for $4.99. [Direct Link]

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60 months ago
Very strange that Apple is pushing 4K editing but is omitting 4K playback for the new Apple TV. What's up with that?
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60 months ago
The iPad Air 2 is a very powerful device, very future-proof!
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60 months ago
Hm. The first thing an iPad Air 2 can do that an iPad mini 4 can't? At least in terms of Apple's own apps.
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60 months ago

Very strange that Apple is pushing 4K editing but is omitting 4K playback for the new Apple TV. What's up with that?

It is sort of funny. Apple seems to be going all in on 4K. The ATV omission is glaring when placed against the backdrop of the rest of their product line up. Minus the obviousness of the watch, the ATV omission seems strange.
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60 months ago

It is sort of funny. Apple seems to be going all in on 4K. The ATV omission is glaring when placed against the backdrop of the rest of their product line up. Minus the obviousness of the watch, the ATV omission seems strange.

From what I can see, Apple's released 4K support is H.264 only. This is fine for the bitrates you can have with local storage, but in order to stream 4K reliably for the majority of Internet connections, you need H.265 or beyond. There's been no evidence of 4K H.265 support in any Apple product to date, and, like MPEG 4, people might decide it's not good enough.
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60 months ago
I expect 4K TV with A9 next year for $199 ...
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