Apple today announced iLife 06, the most
significant upgrade to Apples award-winning suite of digital
lifestyle applications ever. iLife 06 features
iPhoto 6 with blazing performance, new printed books,
calendars and cards, and Apples innovative new Photocasting
for sharing photos over the Internet; iMovie HD 6 with new motion
themes for adding spectacular production value to your movies; iDVD 6
for authoring custom DVDs for todays widescreen TVs; and
GarageBand 3, now the complete solution for creating
professional-quality Podcasts. iLife 06 also introduces
iWeb, a new iLife application that makes it super-easy to create
amazing websites with photos, blogs and Podcasts and publish them on
.Mac for viewing by anyone on the Internet with just a single click.
This is the
most exciting iLife upgrade ever
, said Steve
Jobs, Apples CEO. Apple pioneered applications to
serve our emerging digital lifestyle and then consolidated them into
the iLife suite. With this major upgrade to iLife, were
leaping even further ahead of anything available for the PC.
iLife 06 introduces iWeb, the easiest way to create
professional-looking web pages, online photo albums, blogs and Podcasts
in minutes. Apple-designed templates help create stunning websites and
the iLife media browser makes adding photos, movies, music or playlists
as simple as drag and drop. Powerful editing tools make it easy to
customise websites without having to know HTML. iWeb works seamlessly
with other iLife 06 applications as a complete solution for
creating photo albums, blogs and Podcasts that can be published to the
Internet with one click using .Mac.
iPhoto 6 offers blazing performance, support for up to 250,000 photos
and introduces Photocasting, an innovative new way to share photos
directly from within iPhoto via .Mac to friends and family.
Photocasting is like Podcasting for photos where anyone can subscribe
to a published photo album and automatically receive full quality
photos directly within iPhoto 6 or on a PC. Pictures automatically
update when the owner adds, edits or deletes a photo within the
published album. Photos can be viewed on Apples stunning
displays with new full-screen edit and compare mode without menus or
windows to distract from the image. Up to eight photos can be compared
simultaneously and adjusted with a one-click image enhancements and
effects panel. Professional-quality books, calendars and greeting cards
are created easily by adding photos to Apple-designed themes.
iMovie HD 6 introduces revolutionary new Apple-designed motion themes
that let users add Hollywood-style production value to their movies in
minutes. Effects can be previewed without waiting with new real-time
Core Video effects, while cinematic titling gives users flexibility to
create incredible text effects. New audio enhancement tools and sound
effects make movies sound as good as they look. Multiple projects can
now be opened at once in iMovie HD 6 and clips can be moved among
projects. iMovie HD is the easiest way to make a video Podcast which
can be published with iWeb for the whole world to experience.
iDVD 6 allows users to take content shot with the latest HDV and
widescreen DV cameras and author custom DVDs with widescreen menus,
movies and high resolution slideshows that fill every inch of the
newest widescreen TVs. iDVD 6 features 10 new Apple-designed menu
themes in both widescreen (16:9) and standard (4:3) formats. iDVD 6
themes include new autofill drop zones to make customizing menus even
easier. In addition, iDVD 6 can burn using compatible
third-party DVD burners. iDVD 6 also includes new Magic iDVD, the
easiest way ever to make a DVD. With just a few clicks, users select a
theme and choose their movies and photos, Magic iDVD then automatically
creates a complete DVD thats ready to burn.
In addition to being the best way to make music on a computer,
GarageBand 3 is now also a complete solution for creating professional
quality Podcasts. Voices can easily be recorded using the built-in
expertise of an audio engineer and Podcasts can be enhanced with
radio-style sound effects and music jingles, chapter artwork and URL
links. Talk show Podcasts are created easily by interviewing one or
more guests simultaneously in iChat AV and recording directly into
GarageBand 3. Podcasts can be posted for the world to enjoy on .Mac and
submitted to iTunes using iWeb. In addition, a new video track
makes it easy to create music to score iMovie projects.
iLife 06 is now available for a suggested retail price of
55 (inc. VAT) through the Apple Store
(www.theapplestore.co.uk/business) and by calling an Apple Business
Advisor on 0800 039 12 12. The iLife 06 suite of
applications will be included with all new Macs. iTunes version 6.0.2
is currently available as a free download at www.apple.com/uk. .Mac is
available as a subscription-based service for 68.99 (inc.
VAT) per year for individuals and 119.99 (inc. VAT) for a
Family Pack which includes one master account and five sub accounts.
Anyone can sign up for a free, 60-day .Mac trial from www.mac.com.
iLife 06 requires Mac OS X version 10.3.9 or version 10.4.3
or later (Mac OS X version 10.4.4 recommended), a Macintosh computer
with a PowerPC G4, PowerPC G5, or Intel Core processor (733 MHz or
faster for iDVD), 256MB of RAM (512MB recommended), iTunes 6.0.2 and
QuickTime 7.0.4 (included), a DVD drive for installation, and 10GB of
available disk space. HD video requires a 1 GHz G4 or faster
processor and 512MB of RAM. Burning DVDs requires an Apple SuperDrive
or compatible third-party DVD burner. iPhoto print services are
available in the US, Canada, Japan, and select European countries. A
.Mac account is required for iPhoto Photocast publishing and
recommended for iWeb. Mac OS X version 10.4.4 is required for
iMovie themes, iPhoto Photocasts, and iChat AV recording in GarageBand.