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Apple ships iLife '09

updated 12:30 am EST, Mon January 26, 2009

Apple ships iLife

Apple has begun shipping orders for iLife '09, falling in line with the initial estimate of late-January, according to MacRumors. iPhoto now integrates facial-recognition technology, allowing the images to be automatically sorted or searched by the name of individuals. Geotagging support can be used to filter photos by location, while albums can be generated around particular people and single locations or vacations that pass through different areas.

iMovie '09 offers an enhanced timeline view that displays both audio and video tracks. Users can also create animated travel maps or include dynamic themes, while a video stabilization feature automatically reduces the apparent camera shake.

GarageBand features a new Learn to Play function that provides lessons for guitar or keyboards. Instructor views are provide alongside a display of the instrument, while some lessons include instructions from celebrity artists such as John Fogerty, Norah Jones and Sarah McLachlan.

iLife '09 is included with all new Mac purchases. Customers can purchase the software suite for $80 as a single-user upgrade or $100 in a five-computer family pack.




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  1. mr100percent

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    not all

    Darn, mine still says shipping Jan 30

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -5

    Fails to ship Mac Mini

    So they FINALLY get iLife 09 out..... Ok.

    WHERE are the updated iMacs and Mac Minis???

    Have you SEEN the hardware list in the Mini? The current tech Apple's pricing = highway robbery.

    They have neglected the Mini for FAR too long. The iMac needs an update too. And now the Mac Pro is a tad over a YEAR old tech-wise. The video card options in the Mac Pro are at least TWO generations old now.

    GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER, APPLE.

  1. simdude

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    amazon

    Amazon still has a ship date of Feb. 20. They are usually at least $10 cheaper too with free shipping.

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  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -14

    Re: Fails

    Everyone always says Apple is so far ahead of the curve, technologically and market speaking (so far, in fact, that they're always leaving people holding their PCI cards and Firewire drives behind).

    So maybe this is part of Apple's determination that desktops are dead, dead, dead. They're not updating them since everyone in 10 years will be using portable computers.

    Oh, and if you want the latest technology and graphic cards, as well as systems that stay current, you picked the wrong platform. Or, if, for some reason, you expect prices to be lower on a computer with the same specs as it sold 9 months ago, again, wrong platform. Go buy a Dell...

  1. ttrostel

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    In Stores?

    So when will they be available in the stores? Does anyone have a good idea?

  1. ttrostel

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -2

    Tuesday

    I just read that the apple stores will be slipping extra packets in the computers tonight and replacing signs for a Tuesday launch.

  1. milkmage

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -5

    @Guest & tetsudo (troll)

    maybe they're not announcing hardware refreshes because the entire economy is in the toilet. the only things selling really well right now (industry wide) are netbooks. desktop and laptop sales are suffering because people aren't spending money. who wants to release new products (or updates) when sales will be poor?

  1. milkmage

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -5

    @Guest & tetsudo (troll)

    maybe they're not announcing hardware refreshes because the entire economy is in the toilet. the only things selling really well right now (industry wide) are netbooks. desktop and laptop sales are suffering because people aren't spending money. who wants to release new products (or updates) when sales will be poor?

  1. milkmage

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -4

    @Guest & tetsudo (troll)

    maybe they're not announcing hardware refreshes because the entire economy is in the toilet. the only things selling really well right now (industry wide) are netbooks. desktop and laptop sales are suffering because people aren't spending money. who wants to release new products (or updates) when sales will be poor?

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -3

    @milkmage

    That argument might hold up, except what would sell more: new computers or 8-month old computers? I don't know about you, but in a tight economy, people will want to spend money wisely. Buying the old stuff isn't wise.

    Plus, maybe you missed it, but Apple released earnings last week that showed their best quarter ever, including mac sales. However, their mac sales on the desktop were really low. This would indicate to most people that, I don't know, maybe their desktops aren't competitive in the market.

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