Apple Introduces iLife
Latest Versions of iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD & iTunes Work Together Seamlessly
MACWORLD EXPO, SAN FRANCISCO—January 7, 2003—Apple® today introduced iLife™, an integrated suite of Apple’s industry-leading digital lifestyle applications, featuring brand new versions of iPhoto™, iMovie™ and iDVD™, and the recently-released iTunes™ 3. iLife is the only integrated suite to include all of the four applications required for today’s “digital lifestyle”—digital music, photography, moviemaking and DVD creation—and is the first product to offer the benefits of seamlessly integrating them.
“iLife does for our digital lifestyle what Microsoft Office did for office productivity—all the applications you need are in one box, and they all work together,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Apple is far ahead of its PC competitors in offering the best-in-class applications for digital music, photography, moviemaking and DVD creation, and now they all work together seamlessly.”
iLife includes incredible new versions of iPhoto, iMovie and iDVD with dozens of advanced new features, all seamlessly integrated to allow users to easily access their digital music, photos and movies from within each application. For example, users can now select music from their iTunes library to use in their iPhoto slideshows, movies or DVD menus from directly within iPhoto 2, iMovie 3 or iDVD 3—without interrupting the creative process by having to switch back and forth between applications.
iPhoto 2 now includes one-click photo Enhance, which can dramatically improve less-than-perfect pictures; a new Retouch tool for removing scratches, hair, lens dirt, etc.; photo archiving to a CD or DVD to preserve and share your iPhoto library; and the ability to email photos with one click using Mac® OS X Mail, Eudora, Entourage and AOL.
iMovie 3 features pro-quality special effects, including the new “Ken Burns” effect for adding emotionally powerful motion to still photos; powerful new audio editing tools and blockbuster sound effects from Skywalker Sound’s seven-time Academy Award winner Gary Rydstrom; pro-quality special video effects such as Aged Film, Letterbox and Earthquake; and the ability to add chapter markers to movies for DVD navigation and scene selection.
iDVD 3 includes 24 new pro-quality, Apple-designed, customizable DVD menu themes; automatically created DVD scene selection menus from iMovie chapter markers; and the ability to personalize iDVD 3 themes with personal photos, music and movies using iDVD Drop Zones.
Pricing & Availability
The iLife applications will be included with all new Macintosh® computers. On January 25, iPhoto 2 and iMovie 3 will be available for free download at www.apple.com. The iLife retail package with a single installer for all four applications will be available January 25 at the Apple Store (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and through Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of $49 (US). An iLife Up-To-Date upgrade package is available to all customers who purchase a new Mac system with SuperDrive™ (DVD-R/CD-RW) on or after January 7 that does not include iLife. The iLife Up-To-Date package is available for a shipping and handling fee of $19.95 (US). iTunes 3 is currently available for free download at www.apple.com.
iLife requires Mac OS X version 10.1.5 or later and a Macintosh with a PowerPC G3 or G4 processor; 256MB RAM is recommended. A built-in USB port is required for importing photos to iPhoto from a digital camera and a built-in FireWire® port is required to input digital video from a camcorder. DVD burning from iDVD requires a Macintosh equipped with an Apple SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW) and DVD archiving from iPhoto requires Mac OS X version 10.2 “Jaguar” or later.
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