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Following Phil Schiller's MacPro announcement, Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of internet software and services, took to the stage to announce the changes to iLife. Cue specifically spent much of his time detailing the changes to iMovie, iPhoto, and Garageband for iOS and the Mac.
Cue first tackled iPhoto, mentioning that "Browsing photos has never been faster or smoother thanks to 64-bit," and that the whole interface had been redesigned to suit the iPad and iOS 7 in general. Cue also showed the Mac version, which looks similar, while also adding that Apple brought the ability to make photobooks on the iPad with the latest update. With iMovie, Apple has introduced a new feature called iMovie Theater, which keeps all your movies and trailers available from anywhere via iCloud.
But the real star of the presentation was GarageBand, which features a new design for the Mac as well as a new sound library. Now there are 16 maximum tracks (up from eight), as well as new built-in instrument. With iCloud, you can now start composing a song on your Mac and then continue you composition on the iPhone or iPad. Even more interesting, GarageBand now apparently has a "smart drummer" option, which listens to the music you're composing and chooses the drum track that's best for it.
Importantly, all of these new apps are getting 64-bit updates for iOS as well, in order to support the new A7 architecture on the new iPhone and iPad. How much does all this cost? Nothing, at least if you've bought a new iDevice. All of these updates are available today.
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