iMovie now supports 4K video editing on the iPad Air 2

iMovie 2.0 for iOS (app icon, small)

You know, I was literally just wondering what was preventing the iPad Air 2 from supporting 4K video editing in iMovie, and then bam! Apple releases an update with 4K video support in tow.

The iPhone 6s already supports 4K video editing in iMovie to go along with its 4K shooting capabilities, but no other publicly available device in the iOS lineup supported 4K editing in iMovie until today.

iMovie 2.2.1 4K Video editing iPad Air 2

Unfortunately, 4K video editing in iMovie on the iPad ($4.99 on the App Store) comes with one significant caveat. Users must be running iOS 9.1—the latest publicly available iOS software—on their iPads before 4K editing will work with iMovie.

That’s bad news, because iOS 9.1 kills the Pangu jailbreak, so jailbreakers will have to choose between 4K video editing in iMovie, and their precious jailbreak. Something tells me that it won’t be that difficult of a decision.

Along with the 4K video support, iMovie 2.2.2, a 616MB download, brings about the following changes:

  • Fixes an issue that could prevent users from creating new trailers in some languages
  • Resolves issues importing and removing projects from iCloud Drive
  • Addresses interface issues that could appear in some right-to-left languages
  • Addresses interface issues that could appear in iMovie extension for Photos
  • Obligatory performance and stability improvements

Again, iMovie supports 4K on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, iPad Air 2, and the forthcoming iPad Pro. Sadly, the just released iPad mini 4, which features similar, but lesser specs than the iPad Air 2, isn’t supported. What are your thoughts on this update?