iMovie

Following its release of iOS 8 this morning, Apple has begun updating its mobile apps to support the firmware. It looks like Numbers and iMovie were first on the list, with both apps showing up in the App Store’s Updates tab today touting iOS 8 compatibility.

The change log for Numbers is fairly brief, mentioning only support for iOS 8, iCloud Drive compatibility, and stability improvements and bug fixes. iMovie’s update, however, is a bit more extensive, bringing about new features like slow motion and video filters.

Update: it looks like Apple has also pushed out iOS 8 updates for Pages and Keynote as well.

Update 2: iMovie was experiencing issue so Apple apparently pulled it from the App Store. It should be fixed and come back quickly.

Update 3: as expected, Apple resolved the issue quickly and iMovie is once again available in the App Store.

Here’s the full iMovie change log:

  • Support for iOS 8
  • Enhance video clips in the Photos app using the iMovie extension
  • Choose from 10 Apple-designed filters to stylize a video clip or an entire movie
  • Slow down, freeze, or speed up a portion of a clip*
  • Save videos and iMovie project files to iCloud Drive
  • Send videos to other apps on your iOS device
  • Create titles using bi-directional text
  • Support for Arabic, Australian English, Hebrew, and Mexican Spanish

Easily my favorite new feature is the new iMovie extension. I’ve owned the app for years now, but have rarely ever summoned the courage (?) to open it. But with extensions, I can take advantage of its advanced editing features from directly within the Photos app.

If you want to check out the updates for yourself, you can find Numbers in the App Store for $9.99, and iMovie for $4.99 (though, both are free with newer iOS devices). If you’re not seeing them yet, check back a little later, as Apple’s servers are getting slammed.

  • Robert A. Petersen

    Anyone else having an issue with iMovie crashing on startup with this update on iOS 8?

    • Karthick

      Me too having the issue

    • Yup, it’s crashing on my 5S. Tried to remove; reboot; and reinstall and it’s still crashing. It also appears that presently iMovie for iOS is now missing from the App Store, so I wonder if Apple identified an issue.

      • Karthick

        Today another update , It’s working fine now!!

  • Dane Ayres

    Pages just got updated

    • Arik Shainer

      How can I use iCloud Drive in Pages? Can’t see this options

  • WolfgangHoltz

    The applications not only have support for iOS 8 it requires iOS 8.

  • Rondog

    This is to make us update to ios 8, but i’d rather not have them than lose my jailbreak.

  • Arik Shainer

    Help please: how can I use iCloud Drive in Pages? Can’t see that options after the update!
    Where is the ticker?

    • Julian Gigola

      Update it Now!

  • Arjan Vlek

    GarageBand got updated for iOS 8 as well, but it also requires ios 8. A bit of a harsh requirement in my opinion – requiring iOS 8 at launch day