iMovie for iOS Now (Mostly) Universal, Supports CNN iReport

Apple updated iMovie for iOS Thursday to version 1.2. The biggest change in the video editing software is that it is now a (mostly) Universal app, meaning it will work on an iPad (2), in addition to the iPhone (4). It will not work on the original iPad or earlier versions of the iPhone, thus earning our “mostly” qualifier.

Other improvements include a “Multi-Touch Precision Editor” that works only on the iPad (2), more sound editing features, and new HD social networking sharing features, including both a CNN iReport theme and direct export to CNN iReport.

We should also mention that the update requires iOS 4.3 — you can not install it on prior versions of iOS.

Apple’s patch notes:

  • Universal app designed for iPad 2, iPhone 4, and iPod touch (4th generation).
  • Multi-Touch Precision Editor (iPad only).
  • Multitrack audio editing with 8 themed soundtracks and over 50 bundled sound effects.
  • Audio recording directly into the timeline.
  • Audio waveforms (iPad only).
  • Three new themes — Neon, Simple, and CNN iReport.
  • HD sharing directly to YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, and CNN iReport.
  • AirPlay support for sharing to Apple TV (compatible only with second-generation Apple TV; requires iOS 4.3 or later).
  • Project transfer to your computer and compatible iOS devices through iTunes.
  • Ability to add titles on photos.
  • Option to add fade-in from black and fade-out to black.
  • Numerous enhancements, including trimming in Video Browser, in-use markers, video rotation, and more.

The update is free and available now on the App Store. The full version is priced at US$4.99.