Tuesday, August 07, 2007

iMovie '08: G4s (and some G5s) are obsolete

Apple released iLife '08 today, but there is one big gotcha that some may have overlooked: iMovie '08 has obsoleted many, many Macs. The iLife '08 System Requirements state that "iMovie requires a Mac with an Intel processor, a Power Mac G5 (dual 2.0GHz or faster), or an iMac G5 (1.9GHz or faster)." This means that no G4 Macs at all are supported, and not even dual G5 1.8 Power Macs make the cut. This is rather lame, considering that a dual G5 1.8 is much, much faster on average than a 1.9 GHz G5 iMac.

Furthermore, Apple has restricted AVCHD support from some camcorders in Movie '08 to only Intel Macs.

With this new version of iLife, Apple has announced the death of the G4. May ye rest in peace.


Anonymous said...

Yep, this really sucks. I hope at least iMovie 06 or earlier will interact with the newer versions of iDVD / iWeb etc.

Anonymous said...

This kinda sucks. I really like the new iMovie format, but hate the star icon. It looks just like the star icon from windows IE favorites!! They should have kept the prior iMovie icon which was much better.

Anonymous said...

Why not just take the icon from the old program and replace it on the new one?