updated 01:10 pm EDT, Tue March 29, 2011
App requires location services for video access
The iPad version of iMovie is continuing to suffer from a problem in which video file access is dependent on location services, a report notes. If location services are turned off for the app, an error message pops up. While users can keep working, iMovie allegedly prevents people from adding new video clips.
The problem is an extension of one affecting the iPhone version of iMovie, since the app is now a universal download. Why Apple would make the app dependent on location services is unclear. Although iMovie may take advantage of geotagging, GPS data is not strictly necessary. Third-party apps are said to be suffering from the problem, however, which could imply a common coding mistake.