Apple prepares iMovie and Final Cut Pro to end support for 32-bit apps

Novo update do Final Cut Pro X

Apple has released a series of updates to its suite of video editing apps that prepare these software for the end of support for 32-bit apps in the next version of macOS. In addition, Apple also made available the new version of the Apple Store app, which gained some new features, as we will see below.

iMovie and Final Cut Pro

IMovie app icon


in Apple

Compatible with Macs

Version 10.1.14 (2.2 GB) Requires macOS 10.14.6 or superior

Final Cut Pro app icon

Motion app icon


in Apple

Compatible with Macs

Version 5.4.5 (2.3 GB) Requires macOS 10.14.6 or superior

Compressor app icon


in Apple

Compatible with Macs

Version 4.4.6 (324.2 MB) Requires macOS 10.14.6 or superior

The main novelty of the update of the iMovie (10.1.11) and the Final Cut Pro (10.4.6) – in addition to the accompanying apps Motion (5.4.3) and Compressor (4.4.4) – is related to the end of support for 32-bit apps on macOS. In 2017, we reported that Apple started purging this type of software on iOS; on macOS, version 10.14 (Mojave) will be the last to support apps with this architecture.

With the update, Apple’s video creation and editing software can detect incompatible files with future versions of macOS (post-Mojave) and convert them to a compatible format, as described in changelog of the update. These files are likely to be converted to the H.264 format, which is more compatible with Apple systems.

Although important, the change is unlikely to affect many apps or most users, since most developers have made their apps available in 64-bit for some time. Overall, 32-bit apps fail to take full advantage of processing multi-core and the RAM of the latest devices (an obstacle in the 4K and even 8K video age).

In addition, Apple has resolved some bugs in the Final Cut Pro update, including a problem that caused the share buttons, extensions and the «Select Clip» command to disappear in the playhead. In all applications, Apple also promised «greater reliability when sharing videos on YouTube» in the versions released today.

Apple Store

Apple Store app icon

Apple also updated its online store’s app to version 5.3 today. Among the novelties, the “Activities” tab of the application was redesigned to make it easier to view and register for Today at Apple. In addition, it is now easier to check the values ​​of devices subject to the trade-in inside the app.

Apple Store preview for iOS

This means that the user can now view the exchange options when purchasing a new iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple Watch from the list of devices he already owns based on the devices connected to his Apple ID.

The app’s home screen also gained a new interface to display the progress of orders placed and open product return processes, further highlighting these features within the Apple Store iOS app.

via MacRumors, 9to5Mac