Apple iLife apps updated for new iPad 3

iMovie and GarageBand get refreshed in honour of Apple’s new tablet. And iPhoto is here in app form. This is iLife 2.0

Next to a new iPad 3, a suite of new apps may not the most exciting news, but iLife’s been given a bump in the App Store, making them the first apps to really take advantage of the Retina Display on Apple’s new tablet.

New to the team is iPhoto, tricked out with multi-touch gesture control for sorting, enhancing and retouching your snaps. There are Journals (galleries) and effects, plus the ability to create gorgeous collages for sharing on Facebook. Expect your timeline to be invaded later in the month.

GarageBand gets Jam Session, allowing up to four iOS users to get a virtual band going – and record their epic tunes for posterity – while iMovie has brought the ability to make Hollywood-style trailers.

The whole iLife suite has been optimised to work with the new iPad 3’s hi-res Retina Display. We’ll be running this lot through the review mill soon enough. Hold tight… or go and download them to see for yourself – they're £2.99 a piece.

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