Apple rolls out updates to iMovie, iPhoto and GarageBand ahead of iOS 7

Following this morning’s sending of invitations for a September 10 media event, Apple has posted updates for its entire iLife for iOS app suite. That includes iPhoto, iMovie and of course GarageBand.

Both iPhoto and iMovie updates claim to “addresses compatibility issues,” and there’s a similar note in GarageBand’s change log. But given the timing, the updates likely have something to do with iOS 7

Oddly enough, it’s been more than two weeks since we’ve seen a beta for iOS 7—the last update, beta 6, was released on August 15th. But Apple is still expected to roll out the software to the public this month.

iOS 7 brings about an all new UI design, and a number of new features including Control Center—complete with Settings toggles—true multitasking, and a new wireless file sharing protocol called AirDrop.

Apple will likely show off the software at its media event next week, where it’s expected to unveil two new iPhones, and release it a few days after. Last we heard, though, the iPad version was a bit behind.

At any rate, if you plan on upgrading to iOS 7, you’ll want to go ahead and grab these app updates. You can find iPhoto here, iMovie here, and GarageBand here. If you don’t already own them, they’re each $4.99.