updated 02:35 pm EDT, Mon August 20, 2007
PCWorld defense iMovie '08
Loyal iMovie fans cried out for change after Apple released iMovie '08 at its special event in Cupertino earlier this month, leaving many like New York Times columnist David Pogue to criticize the company's latest iMovie offering. PCWorld blogger Phil Shapiro however suggests that people don't see beauty unless they go looking for it, implying that iMovie '08 is perhaps "a small jewel after all." Many users were dissatisfied with the new feature set of the iMovie revision, but soon learned that Apple had released iMovie HD as a digital download to support those more experienced users who demand a wider spread of tools when editing movies. "Is there a lesson to be learned here? Yes. It's important to reserve judgment and not be too quick out of the gate with your reactions. Apple sometimes makes big mistakes, but they seldom make colossal mistakes," Shapiro wrote. "As software users, it's our duty to look for the intentions of the software designer."