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iLife '11 set to go 64-bit, drop iDVD?

updated 09:25 am EDT, Mon July 26, 2010

Could ship in early August

Some significant changes are coming to the next iLife suite, a "well-informed" source claims. The software is first of all said to be going 64-bit, potentially providing significant performance boosts within Snow Leopard. Allegedly being dropped as a default app is iDVD, Apple's disc-authoring tool, which as been available for Macs since 2001. While it should still be an option, people will have to download it, the source says.

Some other changes are said to include improvements to Faces and Places in iPhoto, and a new MobileMe Gallery beta with Faces and Places support. The suite as a whole should gain better social networking integration. iWeb, meanwhile, is expected to be "totally renewed;" a completely new app could also be included, though what it might handle is unknown.

The source pegs iLife '11 with a $79 pricetag and an August 7th release date. The launch would take place well over a month before the date hinted at in an Amazon book listing. Apple is, however, said to be on the verge of updating both the iMac and the Mac Pro. The company frequently likes to time iLife updates so they can be pre-installed on new machines.

by MacNN Staff





  1. Paul Huang

    Joined: Dec 1969


    DVD is so 20th century


  1. Feathers

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Add two rumours together

    If you add two rumours together, namely the mystery new application and Apple's mystery magic trackpad and you may have a drawing/painting application that works with an enlarged touch surface. Something to think about? Maybe. Something for Adobe to think about? Definitely!

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    does 64-bit mean it won't work on anything prior to snow leopard?

  1. Feathers

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I forgot to add another rumour that further consolidates this uber-rumour! Apple previously patented a stylus that works with capacitive touch surfaces as opposed to old Palm and Wacom surfaces that are resistive. So... new application, new mystery device and a heretofore unexploited stylus patent. Time to get rumouring...

  1. TimRand

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Get rid of the shiny silver disks

    Clearly, like the death of floppy disks, Apple intends to get rid of those shinny silver disks. No need for iDVD with Youtube and other online video services.

  1. byRyan

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I went to this page and Safari warned me Twice about potential malware on this page. Did this happen to anyone else? I mean I know MACNN's ads are annoying - but I wouldn't go as far as to call them malware!

  1. Brad Bradley

    Joined: Dec 1969


    death of silver discs will hurt Apple

    As a video wedding/event producer I'm getting more fed-up with Apples attack on the "silver disc all the time. My clients want their productions to look the best they can, on quality transportable media, at the cheapest price. You are never going to get quality video out of Youtube. And 25 gig jump drives don't sell for 88ยข. Get real Apple!!

    If the disc was good enough for Captain Kurk and Spock... it's good enough for me.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Did you miss the part where it will still be available, but you have to download it (which basically means there will be an iDVD 2011, but it is the last version they'll make - sort of like how the 'good' iMovie got posted on-line when they butchered it years ago).

  1. Brad Bradley

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I saw

    What it means is that iDVD is dead... no more upgrades. Just like iMovie HD.

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