This week's updates: iWork, Clips, TestFlight, more Apple apps get new features, iPad Pro 2018 support
Lots of Apple's iOS apps have received updates with new features & device support.
This week, after the release of the new iPad Pro, we've been seeing a lot of apps receive updates in the App Store, bringing along support for the new device. We've rounded up this week's bunch of app updates, all from Apple.
You can download these apps from the iOS App Store but some may require you to have a newer device for some features to work correctly. Not all apps made by Apple have been updated and we should see more this week.
The Clips app has seen a major update with new selfie scenes, more title cards and customisable posters and many more free soundtracks you can use. It's important to note that Selfie Scenes now use the A12 Bionic's Neural Engine for higher quality - this is on the iPhone XR and XS, and also the iPad Pro.
READ RELEASE NOTES
• Choose from 6 new Selfie Scenes that use the TrueDepth camera system to take you to an animal forest, monster laboratory, high above the clouds and more
• Transport yourself to downtown Municiberg in the middle of a thrilling Selfie Scene from Disney Pixar’s Incredibles 2
• Selfie Scenes use the Neural Engine on the A12 Bionic chip for high quality portrait segmentation during preview and recording
• Use 3 new filters to make your video look like a monochromatic comic book, watercolour painting or aged film
• Create great looking title cards with 8 new customisable posters with themes including science, sport and silent film
• Choose from 8 expressive stickers and 4 colourful text labels to add emphasis and annotations to your video
• Select from 17 new royalty-free soundtracks, including tracks to match new Selfie Scenes plus fun pop, lounge and vintage-inspired music that automatically adjusts to the length of your video
iMove has gained some support for external displays on the iPad = with even 4K output on the new Pro! The update also fixes bugs, addresses stability and adds support for the new iPads. Oddly, the release notes say "Connect an external display to your iPad or iPhone" but goes on to say "mirror your iPad display". We're not sure about this!
READ RELEASE NOTES
• Connect an external display to your iPad or iPhone and choose to mirror the iPad display or preview your video full screen while you edit* — with support for uncompressed 4K video output on iPad Pro 11-inch or iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
• Resolves issues that could cause video distortion when editing a vertical video clip with the iMovie edit extension in the Photos app
• Addresses an issue that could prevent sharing videos through a mobile connection on iPhone or iPad
• Improves stability including an issue which could occur after adding speed change effects to clips in your movie
* Fullscreen video preview while editing requires iPhone 7 or later, iPad (6th generation) or iPad Pro (2017) or later
Pages, Keynote & Numbers
Pages now lets your publish your books to Apple Books, Numbers receives bug fixes and probably new device support and Keynote has been given the same treatment too. We presume that there's behind the scenes fixes for the iPad Pro 2018.
READ RELEASE NOTES
• Publish your books directly to Apple Books for download or purchase.• Performance and stability improvements
Keynote & Numbers
This update contains stability and performance improvements.
Other app updates
YouTube Studio (iOS 12 support) [ DOWNLOAD LINK ]
Shortcuts (iPad Pro support) [ DOWNLOAD LINK ]
Rider (added iPhone X support) [ DOWNLOAD LINK ]
Google [ DOWNLOAD LINK ]
Telegram (improved streaming) [ DOWNLOAD LINK ]
We hope you enjoy reading about what's new in these updates. You can download them for free straight from the iOS App Store – and update them in the Updates tab if you already have the app mentioned.