Judging from a "hot off the presses" report straight from Apple's supply chain, prospective iPhone 6 buyers might want to line up even earlier this year, as the smartphone is rumored to suffer a production setback. Meanwhile, the company's iWork apps received minor updates Thursday, and venerable financial software Quicken makes a triumphant return to the Mac in today's Morning Report.
Despite how common Apple devices have become over the last decade, a significant fraction of the population still sees its products as status symbols. It's a perception Apple wants to maintain, apparently, judging from the latest commercial from the Bentley luxury automotive company (via The Loop). Called "Intelligent Details," the short was filmed using an iPhone 5s and edited with an iPad Air.
It's been quite the week for Apple rumors, and frankly we'd be happy to see even a portion of what's making the rounds actually come to pass later this year. Thankfully, there's plenty of new stuff that's actually been released this week, and we've managed to round up a handful of the most interesting for your consideration while we're all waiting...
Always loved the idea of iMovie, but couldn't get the new version to work with older systems? Apple has great news for you. With today's update, MacRumors reports, Apple extended compatibility for the consumer-level software to older graphics cards. That means that many users of older Mac machines can enjoy the new features and new look of the Mavericks-compatible version.
Newly exclusive to iOS 7, iMovie 2.0 is a big leap forward for mobile video editing. Apple nixes the movie theater motif of earlier versions in favor of a more streamlined UI here, making it easier than ever to create slick projects complete with slow motion, titles, and transitions. And unlike earlier versions that sometimes behaved sluggishly, iMovie 2.0 offers 64-bit support for the iPhone 5s and upcoming iPad models, accomplishing every task with breakneck speed. The app even eliminates older pain points with audio: Fade ins and outs are now adjustable, and audio from video clips can now be detached or inserted on its own.
We don't claim to know for sure what Apple will unveil at its media event in San Francisco tomorrow, but judging from update text and icons on the company's iLife and iWork for iOS web pages, those skeuomorphic icons will soon be a thing of the past.
Back during WWDC, Apple announced that its beloved productivity suite, iWork, would be hosted on the web, thus allowing the Cupertino giant to compete with Google Drive. But now it appears that Apple might be taking that competition far more seriously than anticipated. Based on a welcome screen in the iOS 7 beta that was uncovered by German site ifun (as reported by MacRumors), Apple might be bringing both iWork and ILife to the masses for free on iOS.
QuickTime Player is great for doing short screen-capture videos when you need only limited editing capabilities, but to do more professional screen captures with screen zooming and other niceties, you’ll want to turn to a screen-capture application like Screen Flow or Camtasia for Mac. These tools, while somewhat costly, provide excellent abilities for both recording and professionally editing your recordings in an iMovie-style interface. Alternatively, if you have the time and the editing prowess, you can use iMovie to import your QuickTime recordings and edit them to your liking.