Apple updates iOS GarageBand, Apple Support & Apple TV Remote apps with new options

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In conjunction with the release of iOS 12 and tvOS 12, Apple has updated three of its optional iOS apps, namely GarageBand, Apple Support, and Apple TV Remote.

Apple GarageBand on iPad

Apple TV Remote has been upgraded to support the screen sizes of two upcoming iPhones, the 6.1-inch iPhone XR and the 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max. The first shipments of the XS Max will hit shelves and doorsteps on Sept. 21, while the XR is coming in October.

Also added in Remote is the ability to use AutoFill to enter passwords into Apple TV apps.

New in Apple Support is the option to buy AppleCare+ for existing devices, as well as a simplified process for resetting an Apple ID password.

GarageBand has gained a collection of Touch Instrument and Drummer Apple Loops, and most notably import and playback of MIDI files, which could simplify projects for some musicians. MIDI is an industry-wide composition format with small filesizes, making it easy to carry over songs from one device or instrument to another.

iOS 12 features better performance for older devices, ARKit 2, Screen Time, Siri shortcuts, and numerous other improvements.

tvOS 12 brings Dolby Atmos sound, "zero sign-on" for some cable providers, and compatibility with third-party remotes, among other changes.


  • Reply 1 of 3
    Interesting... tried to download the "latest" iOS Garageband and it said, "Download and older version of this app? The current version requires iOS 12.0 or later, but you can download the last compatible version."
  • Reply 2 of 3
    MacProMacPro Posts: 18,423member
    Has anyone seen any reference HomePod OS update?   My one and only gripe with my pair is the massive volume disparity between the very high gain from my iTunes Match versus simply watching Apple TV shows on Netflix where the max volume is barely loud enough for me to hear at times and I gather I am not alone.  Thus far I have found no way to increase this TV/HomePod volume.
    edited September 2018
  • Reply 3 of 3
    MacProMacPro Posts: 18,423member
    I see HomePods have been updated automatically!  Yay!
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