or Connect
AppleInsider › Forums › Software › Mac Software › iLife '11 Family Pack from Apple, Parallels 6 both spotted early
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

iLife '11 Family Pack from Apple, Parallels 6 both spotted early

post #1 of 91
Thread Starter 
Evidence of Apple's long-awaited iLife update has appeared via retailer Amazon.com, with a new $99 Family Pack for iLife '11 listed for availability in the next two to four weeks, while Parallels 6 has appeared on one retail store's shelves.

The products, discovered by TUAW, suggest that updates for both could arrive soon. iLife '11 appears to have been listed on Amazon since late July, but has gone relatively unnoticed. The family pack, selling for $99, can apparently be purchased without complications.

The product, listed with a model number of iLife11 FP, is also given a unique Amazon Standard Identification Number of B003XKXN0S. It states that the software ships on a DVD-ROM, but no box art is available.

Rumors of an update to iLife have persisted for months, but have not yet panned out. The last update, iLife '09, launched in January of 2009, with major upgrades to all of its applications, including the Faces and Places features in iPhoto, and the addition of the Precision Editor to iMovie.

The iLife suite currently includes iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand and iWeb. The software is included for free on every new Mac, or can be purchased separately in a box through Apple or retailers, including Amazon.



Amazon listings can sometimes provide a hint of products to come. Last October, the site featured a guide for Aperture 3 before the software was announced. That product was eventually launched in February of this year.

In addition, Parallels Desktop 6 was also spotted on the shelves of a Fry's Electronics store in California. The product has not yet been announced by Parallels.



Parallels 5 was released late last year, adding full support for Aero in Windows Vista and 7. The virtualization software was found to be 30 percent faster on average than its primary competitor, VMware Fusion 3, in a test conducted earlier this year.
post #2 of 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post

.

The iLife suite currently includes iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand and iWeb. The software is included for free on every new Mac, or can be purchased separately in a box through Apple or retailers, including Amazon.




Do current buyers get the update free? Or do they have to buy it a second time? If the later, shouldn't Apple announce that the new version is going to ship soon?
post #3 of 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by Newtron View Post

Do current buyers get the update free? Or do they have to buy it a second time? If the later, shouldn't Apple announce that the new version is going to ship soon?

According to history, you'll you need to buy a new one.
post #4 of 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by TimUSCA View Post

According to history, you'll you need to buy a new one.

Yep, that's true but $99 for the entire suite I see as a good upgrade price. Newbies get a steal
From Apple ][ - to new Mac Pro I've used them all.
Long on AAPL so biased
"Google doesn't sell you anything, they just sell you!"
Reply
From Apple ][ - to new Mac Pro I've used them all.
Long on AAPL so biased
"Google doesn't sell you anything, they just sell you!"
Reply
post #5 of 91
I hope it's worth the wait. Given that iLife & iWork seem to be the flagship software products it's difficult to see why they skipped a year unless they are making major changes. I hope iWeb gets a major update.
post #6 of 91
I would normally be excited by the Parallels 6 but our Realtor MLS system here in west Florida FINALLY started offering a Mac interface directly which works like a charm .
NO MORE F****G Windows Needed ... Yahoooooooooo!
From Apple ][ - to new Mac Pro I've used them all.
Long on AAPL so biased
"Google doesn't sell you anything, they just sell you!"
Reply
From Apple ][ - to new Mac Pro I've used them all.
Long on AAPL so biased
"Google doesn't sell you anything, they just sell you!"
Reply
post #7 of 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post

Yep, that's true but $99 for the entire suite I see as a good upgrade price. Newbies get a steal

That is the family bundle price, single user should be cheaper
It could be nice that it incorporate some face time support thru it. the base of macs with a front camera is kind of big now and could add even more value to the Mac computers.
post #8 of 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shaun, UK View Post

I hope it's worth the wait. Given that iLife & iWork seem to be the flagship software products it's difficult to see why they skipped a year unless they are making major changes. I hope iWeb gets a major update.

Seriously just get Rapidweaver - it's a fantastic piece of software. Apple should buy it and bundle as part of iLife.
Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equpped with 18,000 vaccuum tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000 vaccuum tubes and perhaps weigh 1.5 tons.
by Popular Mechanics
Reply
Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equpped with 18,000 vaccuum tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000 vaccuum tubes and perhaps weigh 1.5 tons.
by Popular Mechanics
Reply
post #9 of 91
A Mac-focused event at the end of this month, like they used to do? iLife and Mac OS X 10.7 demo?
Dick Applebaum on whether the iPad is a personal computer: "BTW, I am posting this from my iPad pc while sitting on the throne... personal enough for you?"
Reply
Dick Applebaum on whether the iPad is a personal computer: "BTW, I am posting this from my iPad pc while sitting on the throne... personal enough for you?"
Reply
post #10 of 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by solipsism View Post

A Mac-focused event at the end of this month, like they used to do? iLife and Mac OS X 10.7 demo?

Man, that would be great...
post #11 of 91
Apple needs to add Facetime for the Mac before I take my new iPhone (minus AT&T) to Afghanistan next year.
post #12 of 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by solipsism View Post

A Mac-focused event at the end of this month, like they used to do? iLife and Mac OS X 10.7 demo?

It has been a year since 10.6, time to demo a new Mac OS

iPod nano 5th Gen 8GB Orange, iPad 3rd Gen WiFi 32GB White
MacBook Pro 15" Core i7 2.66GHz 8GB RAM 120GB Intel 320M
Mac mini Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz 8GB RAM, iPhone 5 32GB Black

Reply

iPod nano 5th Gen 8GB Orange, iPad 3rd Gen WiFi 32GB White
MacBook Pro 15" Core i7 2.66GHz 8GB RAM 120GB Intel 320M
Mac mini Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz 8GB RAM, iPhone 5 32GB Black

Reply
post #13 of 91
So, if Apple is doing away with DVD mastering (iDVD), how do you get your movies on to DVD?
post #14 of 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by msuberly View Post

Apple needs to add Facetime for the Mac before I take my new iPhone (minus AT&T) to Afghanistan next year.

I'm hoping that comes soon as well. I would also love it if Skype would build in support so I could FaceTime family who have Windows. If Skype supported it, it would would go beyond huge to incredible.
GIGO. The truth in all of life.
Reply
GIGO. The truth in all of life.
Reply
post #15 of 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by aquadjcity View Post

So, if Apple is doing away with DVD mastering (iDVD), how do you get your movies on to DVD?

You don't, unless you use 3rd party software.
post #16 of 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by aquadjcity View Post

So, if Apple is doing away with DVD mastering (iDVD), how do you get your movies on to DVD?

In the age of the Internet, who needs DVDs? Upload to YouTube or MobileMe, or stream it to your own TV with AppleTV.

Edit... for clarity, /sarcasm
GIGO. The truth in all of life.
Reply
GIGO. The truth in all of life.
Reply
post #17 of 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by Newtron View Post

Do current buyers get the update free? Or do they have to buy it a second time? If the later, shouldn't Apple announce that the new version is going to ship soon?

In the past there has always been an 'up to date' scheme for those who purchased a new mac within a certain period of time before the launch to get it at a reduced cost.
post #18 of 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by aquadjcity View Post

So, if Apple is doing away with DVD mastering (iDVD), how do you get your movies on to DVD?

Apple haven't said they are "doing away" with DVD mastering, it's speculation. If iDVD does go, I imagine the burn to DVD functionality will be added to iMovie. Simples.
post #19 of 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by Newtron View Post

Do current buyers get the update free? Or do they have to buy it a second time? If the later, shouldn't Apple announce that the new version is going to ship soon?

Strictly speaking current buyers wouldn't be buying anything a "second time" as it is bundled free of charge with their mac purchase, they didn't "buy it" the first time...
post #20 of 91
Coverart has been added to the Amazon link. I don't know if it is the old one or not.
post #21 of 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by Newtron View Post

Do current buyers get the update free? Or do they have to buy it a second time? If the later, shouldn't Apple announce that the new version is going to ship soon?

Since iLife comes with the computer, the version you buy IS the update. Just like the OS.
post #22 of 91
Amazon lists unreleased stuff all the time based on nothing but their own or customers' expectations. Not really news worthy.
post #23 of 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by kiwee View Post

Coverart has been added to the Amazon link. I don't know if it is the old one or not.

Nah - that's a customer loaded image from 'Jimbo' added today.
Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equpped with 18,000 vaccuum tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000 vaccuum tubes and perhaps weigh 1.5 tons.
by Popular Mechanics
Reply
Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equpped with 18,000 vaccuum tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000 vaccuum tubes and perhaps weigh 1.5 tons.
by Popular Mechanics
Reply
post #24 of 91
post #25 of 91
Thanks Apple, gives us our new iLife. My 09 seems to beachball a lot and I want some new features.
post #26 of 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by solipsism View Post

A Mac-focused event at the end of this month, like they used to do? iLife and Mac OS X 10.7 demo?

No way. Am I the only one here to whom the word 'Mac-only' sounds preposterous?
Same Apple. Same Mac. Different Take. Different Place. http://Applemacness.com
Reply
Same Apple. Same Mac. Different Take. Different Place. http://Applemacness.com
Reply
post #27 of 91
I'm hoping for a big update to iWeb. When are they going to get this cloud thing together? I want personal domain email for MobileMe.

And about a hundred more things for MobileMe.
post #28 of 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post

I would normally be excited by the Parallels 6 but our Realtor MLS system here in west Florida FINALLY started offering a Mac interface directly which works like a charm .
NO MORE F****G Windows Needed ... Yahoooooooooo!

its a great feeling isn't it.....i've been windows free for 4.5 years never looked back
I APPLE THEREFORE I AM
Reply
I APPLE THEREFORE I AM
Reply
post #29 of 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by AppleZilla View Post

I'm hoping for a big update to iWeb. When are they going to get this cloud thing together? I want personal domain email for MobileMe.

And about a hundred more things for MobileMe.

Like a spam filter that even comes within the same ball park as gmail. That doesn't declare CL responses spam automatically, when they are legitimate. That doesn't let a dozen spam messages through every day. I get no spam and no false positives on gmail, mobileme though is a disaster and that is why I actually didn't renew my subscription. I can do everything I need with dropbox except wireless syncing of my calendar and contacts with my iPhone.
post #30 of 91
Never fails...... I just ordered my new 27'' i7 imac.
post #31 of 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by theAppleMan912 View Post

ILife 11 should have some good updates. Maybe thats why they skipped iLife 10. I think it was meant to be released at the press event a bit ago (guitar for GarageBand) but was delayed. Can't wait tbh though.

Is this going to be an Intel Only Release?
post #32 of 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by revilre View Post

Like a spam filter that even comes within the same ball park as gmail. That doesn't declare CL responses spam automatically, when they are legitimate. That doesn't let a dozen spam messages through every day. I get no spam and no false positives on gmail, mobileme though is a disaster and that is why I actually didn't renew my subscription. I can do everything I need with dropbox except wireless syncing of my calendar and contacts with my iPhone.

In other words, Google knows best what's a spam and what to trust.

Good news for a bot, somber thoughts on the ruse.
post #33 of 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by Newtron View Post

Do current buyers get the update free? Or do they have to buy it a second time? If the later, shouldn't Apple announce that the new version is going to ship soon?

In the Apple world you only get the whole version free when you buy a Mac after the release and it isn't in the original box due to shipping times.

iLife is so cheap for the capabilities it offers that it's not a concern anyhow. Personally I'm always happy to pay a fair price for quality software.

---

We should remember that iLife 07 was posted like this on Amazon - but never came to pass.
post #34 of 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smiles77 View Post

In the age of the Internet, who needs DVDs? Upload to YouTube or MobileMe, or stream it to your own TV with AppleTV.

That's a fallacy that many people keep repeating. Do you seriously not want your wedding video on a DVD, instead of floating around the Internet? I make DVDs of martial arts seminars - much better for teaching and learning when it's on DVD, and better quality.
post #35 of 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by dannsh View Post

Is this going to be an Intel Only Release?

I thought the last one was, if not, since Snow Leopard is, one might think that iLife and eventually iWork will be Intel only, its been almost 5 years now since the switch, time to upgrade.
post #36 of 91
Since Apple has pretty much turned it's back on the Mac OS, I would expect iLife 11 to be iOS based and work only on the iPad. I would also expect it to be a crippled shadow of it's former self.

As for iDVD, forget it. Steve Jobs hates shiny discs. The new iTunes logo is proof of that.
post #37 of 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by Newtron View Post

Do current buyers get the update free? Or do they have to buy it a second time? If the later, shouldn't Apple announce that the new version is going to ship soon?

Historically you had to buy the full package. But historically you also had to buy the full $129 Mac OS X and we saw that change. So who knows what will happen with iLife. I would plan to buy it in full in case they stick with history and it will be a happy change if they make an 'upgrade' package.

Also, the Amazon page is already to 'sign up to be notified' which means they have zero info about an actual release. Which makes sense given there were no details about what's in the package. If they had real info that would have been part of it

A non tech's thoughts on Apple stuff 

(She's family so I'm a little biased)

Reply

A non tech's thoughts on Apple stuff 

(She's family so I'm a little biased)

Reply
post #38 of 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by aquadjcity View Post

So, if Apple is doing away with DVD mastering (iDVD), how do you get your movies on to DVD?

Either they build in simple DVD mastering to iMovie or they tell you to buy third-party DVD authoring software (like Roxio Toast Titanium).

It wouldn't be the first time that Apple has dumped legacy multimedia content authoring. I recall they had some sort of web photo gallery feature that was dumped a couple of years ago.

I doubt if the current iDVD application would stop working. It would probably function fine for a year or two.
post #39 of 91
Quote:
Originally Posted by plokoonpma View Post

It could be nice that it incorporate some face time support thru it. the base of macs with a front camera is kind of big now and could add even more value to the Mac computers.

Facetime support would be with ichat NOT ilife

Quote:
Originally Posted by aquadjcity View Post

So, if Apple is doing away with DVD mastering (iDVD), how do you get your movies on to DVD?

no one has said they are getting rid of iDVD at all. but there are several things they could do
1. continue to not update it.
2. take it off the disk but make it a free download from the site
3. blend the appropriate functions into imovie and iphoto
4. shift the various 'upload to youtube' type functions into an 'share' app that would also have the burning functions

Quote:
Originally Posted by dannsh View Post

Is this going to be an Intel Only Release?

likely since they went intel only for the the OS already.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackintosh View Post

Since Apple has pretty much turned it's back on the Mac OS,

based on what? that they didn't release 10.7 this year, one year after 10.6 even though they generally have the OS on a two year cycle.

based on their putting a focus on new tech this year at WWDC for the keynote, despite having several Mac OS panels and such.

Fact is that right now there's really not anywhere for OSX to go. There's no new tech. iOS is where the changes were possible. So that's where they went. It doesn't mean that they don't have a whole building of folks working on better computer hardware and improvements in Mac OSX

A non tech's thoughts on Apple stuff 

(She's family so I'm a little biased)

Reply

A non tech's thoughts on Apple stuff 

(She's family so I'm a little biased)

Reply
post #40 of 91
I don't care so much about iLife rather more about iWork. The two have always been released together. Now with the iPad version release indicating the iWork resources were diverted that tradition is now gone.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Mac Software
AppleInsider › Forums › Software › Mac Software › iLife '11 Family Pack from Apple, Parallels 6 both spotted early