updated 08:00 pm EDT, Mon October 4, 2010
iWeb '11 to be "completely rewritten"?
(Updated with additional discoveries) At least one listing discovered at Amazon UK today backs claims that iLife '11 is due soon. The entry for a German help guide mentions both the creative suite as well as references to it coming "with apps for Mac, iPhone 4, iPod and iPad." The mentions are likely references to the current iMovie app for the iPhone 4 and fourth generation iPod touch.
The book would arrive in November, although it's unlikely that Amazon or author Daniel Mandl would have direct knowledge of when iLife '11 would ship.
A separate entry for an iMovie '11 book also exists and makes direct mention of iDVD as part of the larger suite. Rumors had persisted that Apple might drop iDVD, but it's implied here that it will remain. The second book is also unofficially slated to ship in November.
Apple in recent years has taken to reducing the frequency of iLife releases and is increasingly tying them to new systems rather than separate events. iLife '08 was released alongside the first aluminum iMacs in August 2007, and iLife '09 arrived with Apple's final appearance at Macworld in tandem with the unibody 17-inch MacBook Pro. Without Macworld plans, Apple is free to ship a future version of iLife on its own schedule.
Update: The website has published further discoveries, including a publish date for the German book of November 2011, as well as a translated summary from the German Amazon listing that includes tidbits such as that the iLife '11 apps will be 64-bit; that iDVD will be incorporated into iMovie; that additional social-network integration is being added to all apps, particularly to iPhoto; that iWeb will be "completely rewritten," and that there will be an entirely new application included in the suite. [via 9to5Mac]