Apple today announced that iLife ’09 will be available tomorrow,
January 27, and features major upgrades to iPhoto, iMovie and
GarageBand, with breakthrough new ways to organize and manage photos,
create movies and learn to play music. iLife ’09 is included with
every new Mac and is available as a $79 upgrade for existing users
through the Apple Store (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and
Apple Authorized Resellers.
iPhoto ’09 builds on the ability to automatically organize photos
into Events by adding Faces and Places as innovative new ways to
easily organize and manage your photos using face detection, face
recognition and GPS geo-tagging technologies.
iMovie ’09 expands on the revolutionary super fast movie creation
introduced in iMovie ’08 by adding the depth users want through
powerful easy-to-use new features such as the incredible new
Precision Editor, video stabilization, advanced drag and drop, and
animated travel maps.
GarageBand ’09 introduces a whole new way to help you learn to play
piano and guitar with 18 basic lessons and optional lessons from top
artists such as Sara Bareilles, John Fogerty, Norah Jones and Sting.
iLife ’09 also includes iWeb ’09 for authoring custom websites and
iDVD ’09 for creating DVDs. iWeb ’09 adds new iWeb Widgets, such as
iSight video and photos, a countdown timer, YouTube video and RSS
feeds. New integrated FTP publishing allows you to publish your
website to virtually any hosting service and updates to your site can
now be automatically added to your Facebook profile. You can see
step-by-step demonstrations of iLife ’09 features by browsing more
than 70 video tutorials at www.apple.com/ilife/tutorials.
iLife ’09 will be available January 27 for a suggested retail price
of $79 (US) through the Apple Store (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail
stores and Apple Authorized Resellers. The iLife Up-To-Date upgrade
package is available to all customers who purchased a qualifying new
Mac system from Apple or an Apple Authorized Reseller on or after
January 6, 2009 for a shipping and handling fee of $9.95 (US). The
iLife ’09 Family Pack includes five licenses and will be available
for $99 (US) and the Mac Box Set which includes iLife ’09, iWork ’09
and Mac OS X v10.5.6 Leopard will be available for $169 (US). Artist
Lessons are sold separately through the GarageBand Lesson Store for
$4.99 (US) each.
iLife ’09 requires Mac OS X version 10.5.6 or later, a Macintosh
computer with an Intel processor, a PowerPC G5 or 867 MHz or faster
PowerPC G4, 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended), QuickTime 7.5.5 or later
(included), a DVD drive for installation and 4GB of available disk
space. iPhoto print services and GarageBand Artist Lessons are
available in select countries. Full system requirements and more
information on iLife ’09 can be found at www.apple.com/ilife.