Coming soon after the release of OS X Yosemite in the Mac App Store, Apple has updated its iLife software suite, along with Aperture, to support Yosemite and many of the features it introduces.

iMovie and GarageBand both received support for OS X Yosemite in the way of Mail Drop, but iMovie was the only one to gain a new coat of Yosemite paint, although GarageBand now has a new icon. iPhoto and Aperture appear to have been given only the necessary compatibility tweaks to patch Yosemite-related bugs, as Apple plans to drop support entirely for both apps early next year in favor of the upcoming Photos for Mac photo manager and editor.

iMovie now supports iPhone and iPad screen recording clips captured with QuickTime, which can be used by developers to create app previews for the App Store. Also added are animated titles specifically designed for showcasing apps and the ability to export a video for use as an app preview in the App Store.

You can purchase these apps or download their updates from the Mac App Store.

  • Tronjheim79

    The new iMovie icon is cute.

  • James G

    Aperture looks HIDEOUS. I feel like not even messing with my library until Photos comes out next year.

  • Eldaria

    It is a bit odd that if they are going to cancel it, they still offer it when configuring a new Mac computer.

  • Giacomo Castellucci

    iPhoto is not $14.99 but FREE

    • Noah

      It’s free because Apple’s getting ready for the new that hopefully comes with iOS 8.1, on Monday (Tuesday for Australians). I doubt it’ll be then, but I hope so!

      • Giacomo Castellucci

        you are saying it will not be free for much longer ?

      • Noah

        Well, I really don’t think it’ll be supported for much longer. Photos is said to be even better than the current iPhoto. So, Apple are most likely making it free for those who can’t upgrade their machines to OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Photos will most likely be Yosemite and up compatible.

        It should be free forever now…

      • Giacomo Castellucci

        I agree but the AppStore says it is compatible with Yosemite or newer so I don’t know
        Does the Mac AppStore let you install the latest compatible version of an app? If so then they’re definitely doing this because of the new photos app

      • Noah

        It probably says that because 10.10 will probably be the latest version of software they’ll support for iPhoto. Meaning, if you had a problem on OS X Mountain Lion, they might not help you. I just having a guess, but it should be something like that. If you have an older OS, like Mountain Lion, you should be able to see a special previous version download.

  • Kr00

    I wouldn’t be buying the iPhoto app as it’s actually free, but with a new one just around the corner, I wouldn’t bother.