iMovie for iOS Gains Support for iPhone X Display and Adopts Metal for Graphics Processing

iMovie for iOS was today updated to version 2.2.5, introducing long-awaited support for the full screen edge-to-edge display of the iPhone X.

Along with iPhone X display support, today's update also adopts Metal for graphics processing, and it improves overall stability. Apple says installing the new version of iMovie requires iOS 11.2 or later.
What's New
- Updated for Super Retina display on iPhone X
- Adopts Metal for graphics processing
- Improves localization for Simplified Chinese
- Improves overall stability

This version of iMovie requires iOS 11.2
Since the iPhone X launched in November, iMovie was one of the major Apple apps that had not been updated with support for the new display, forcing iMovie users to deal with black bars on their flagship devices.

Thankfully, with the update, the iMovie app now displays properly on the iPhone X. Several other Apple apps have yet to be updated with iPhone X support, including iTunes Connect, iTunes Remote, Beats Pill+, Music Memos, and AirPort Utility.

iMovie for iOS version 2.2.5 comes just a few days after Apple released an update for the Mac version of iMovie with support for iPhone X resolutions for app previews and a number of bug fixes.

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1 week ago
You would have thought this would of been ready at the launch of X of few weeks after not 5 months lol
Rating: 19 Votes
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1 week ago
lol and they expect external developers to jump through all their hoops.
Rating: 11 Votes
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1 week ago
Shocked that it’s just now adopting metal for processing videos. I thought they did that years ago...
Rating: 8 Votes
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1 week ago
Something is very wrong with priority at Apple, whoever is in charge of their first party app updates should be seriously reprimanded, it's quite ridiculous that Apple being the mutibillion dollar corporation that they are is just not supporting their flagship phone 5 MONTHS LATER! in the life cycle. iOS is becoming the old google android and it looks bad professionally.
Rating: 8 Votes
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1 week ago
That was fast
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1 week ago

Wow. At first, I was super excited to finally see this update, but it turns out that zero f***s seem to have been given:

* There's not a single new feature. The last time new features were added was more than 2 1/2 years ago, alongside the release of iPhone 6s and iOS 9.
* The UI looks quite outdated and constantly glitches out, especially the iCloud Drive import menu, which still looks like it's been designed by a three-year-old. They didn't even make the effort to rename the "iCloud Drive" option to something that reflects the new Files app.
* Oh, and of course, there's still no support for 4K60 and HEVC exports.

Ať this stage, the iOS iMovie is almost as useful as “edit and trim” in the Photos app.
Rating: 6 Votes
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1 week ago
about time geeeez
Rating: 6 Votes
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1 week ago
Sometimes Apple do things that you have to dig to understand why and sometimes do things that are inexplicable at all. iMovie updated to suport the new iPhone X 5 months later is the second one. This is inexcusable.
Rating: 5 Votes
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1 week ago
Wow. At first, I was super excited to finally see this update, but it turns out that zero f***s seem to have been given:

* There's not a single new feature. The last time new features were added was more than 2 1/2 years ago, alongside the release of iPhone 6s and iOS 9.
* The UI looks quite outdated and constantly glitches out, especially the iCloud Drive import menu, which still looks like it's been designed by a three-year-old. They didn't even make the effort to rename the "iCloud Drive" option to something that reflects the new Files app.
* Oh, and of course, there's still no support for 4K60 and HEVC exports.
Rating: 5 Votes
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1 week ago
Hey remember when Metal was supposed to improve performance for iOS? I wonder what happened there.

Edit: Also if Metal is supposed to improve performance with this update then it has failed because there is still that atrocious LAG when scrolling through your videos.
Rating: 4 Votes
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