Apple Ships iLife ‘11 [Update]

Apple introduced iPhoto ‘11, iMovie ‘11 and GarageBand ‘11 on Wednesday, then followed up by announcing the immediate availability of iLife ‘11. CEO Steve Jobs made the announcement during the company’s “Back to the Mac” media event at the company’s Cupertino headquarters.

iLife is Apple’s creativity application suite for Mac OS X. It includes iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, iDVD and iWeb.

iMovie, iPhoto and GarageBand ‘11

While Apple focused on iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand during the media event, the company didn’t leave iDVD and iWeb out of the update cycle. Both applications did receive compatibility updates for iLife ‘11 but little else.

iLife ‘11 requires Mac OS X 10.6.3 or newer and an Intel-based Mac.

The new version of iLife will ship with all new Macs, and current users can upgrade for US$49. iLife ‘11 Family Packs are priced at $79, and the Mac Box Set which includes Snow Leopard, iLife ‘11 and iWork costs $129.

[This article has been updated with additional information about iLife ‘11.]