Apple updates iMovie for iOS with 4K video support for iPad Air 2, bug fixes

in iPad edited October 2015
Apple on Thursday released an update to its iMovie video editing app for iOS, bringing 4K support to iPad Air 2 hardware running iOS 9.1 and addressing a number of bugs including an import issue with iCloud Drive.

With the latest version of iMovie, iPad Air 2 owners can now view and cut 4K video on the go, including clips captured by iPhone 6s. The app gained 4K editing for iPhone 6s, 6s Plus and the upcoming iPad Pro in September.

In addition to ultra high-resolution processing, Apple rectified problems encountered when importing and removing iMovie projects from iCloud Drive. Also addressed text encoding issues that prevented users from creating new trailers and caused interface quirks in certain right-to-left languages.

Other bug fixes include an interface problem that cropped up in the iMovie extension for Photos and general performance and stability improvements.

iMovie version 2.2.1 is available as a free download for existing users, while new customers can purchase the app for $4.99.


  • Reply 1 of 6
    calicali Posts: 3,494member
    A nice feature for streaming your work to your new ?TV afterwards.
  • Reply 2 of 6
    boeyc15boeyc15 Posts: 986member
    Originally Posted by cali View Post

    A nice feature for streaming your work to your new ?TV afterwards.


    Fine... Ill be the snarky one to start this off--- But no 4k via your new 4th gen Apple TV! D'oh! (can mirror handle 4k?)

  • Reply 3 of 6
    mac_128mac_128 Posts: 3,454member

    But nobody can tell the difference between 4K and 1080p.

    There's not enough bandwidth to stream it anywhere.

    4K is a fad, that nobody currently supports.

    Nobody has 4K TVs.


    There, I think that about covers the usual responses to why it's pointless for Apple to support 4K video now. /s

  • Reply 4 of 6

    So when is the AppleTV going to support 4K. It's beginning to look daft that almost everything else will be supporting it apart from the product is designed so that people will be using to watch content?

    I'm expecting an update to "enable" it in the very near future.

  • Reply 5 of 6
    shsfshsf Posts: 302member

    That's a let down, I thought via the title of the thread that the Air 2 was enabled with native 4k. sigh.

  • Reply 6 of 6
    I remember when the naysayer's magic unicorn was IGZO + Skylake
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