In the lead-up to the release of the iPhone 6s, with its new 4K video camera, Apple has released an updated version of iMovie for iOS that enables editing of 4K video on the latest devices. The update also adds 3D Touch support to help users start a new project more quickly from the home screen.
Users will also be able to create 1080p movies at 60fps on the new iPhone models. The UI has been tweaked for the upcoming iPad Pro to enable a full 1080p preview window and a full-height media browser. External and on-screen keyboards have gained the ability to take advantage of new shortcuts.
The media browser can be hidden while editing to free up more screen space, and the Ken Burns effect on photos can now be disabled. Other UI tweaks have been made throughout the app to make things easier to find and use.
You can download iMovie for iOS on the App Store now for $4.99. Today’s update is free for existing users. The change log is included below.
What’s New in Version 2.2
• Create and share movies at stunning 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) on compatible iOS devices * • Create and share movies with 1080p HD video at 60 frames per second for smoother, more true-to-life action • Use 3D Touch on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to quickly start a new movie right from the Home Screen • Desktop-class performance on iPad Pro with the ability to edit multiple streams of 4K video and use shortcuts with the Smart Keyboard • Enhanced interface on iPad Pro with full-height Media Browser and pixel-for-pixel 1080 HD Viewer • Connect a keyboard and use simple shortcuts to edit movies quickly • Option to hide Media Browser while editing a movie • Option to disable Ken Burns animation on a photo • Redesigned Project Details view lets you watch movies and trailers before opening them • Redesigned Video view lets you see more of your library while browsing videos and photos on iPad • Improved Inspector controls with easy-to-read text labels on iPad • Support for Slide Over and Split View when multitasking with the iMovie Extension for Photos • Redesigned Audio browser in the iMovie Extension lets you easily browse and hear music • Performance and stability improvements • Support for Canadian French, Hindi, and Traditional Chinese (Hong Kong)
* 4K support is available on iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPad Pro