updated 05:15 pm EDT, Wed August 22, 2007
iMovie 7.0.1 released
Apple has released a maintenance update to its controversial video editing application iMovie '08, introduced August 7th alongside in major revamp of all the iLife applications, bringing the program to version 7.0.1. The new release addresses issues associated with publishing to the .Mac Web Gallery. It also improves overall stability and addresses a number of other minor issues, on which Apple has yet to elaborate. An updater is available through Software Update or as a 9MB Web download.
iMovie '08 is an entirely new application, featuring a brand new interface similar to iPhoto and allowing users to preview by "skimming" and select video the same way text is selected. The departure from the previous application lineage has proven contentious for some users, however, with prominent figures like columnist David Pogue criticizing the offering as abandonment of an application with a wide user-base. In fact, Apple started allowing iLife '08 owners to download iMovie HD 6 for free, in an attempt appease a crowd of upset Mac users gathering on various forums across the internet to protest the company's removal of important editing functionality in iMovie '08.