Editing high definition movies is not a very simple task. I have seen many good desktops fall to their knees in the face of this challenge. Because of this, Apple has restricted its praised movie editing app, iMovie, to the latest (and powerful) iPhone model. Except that a hacker cannot stop quiet in the face of a constraint and, of course, he will go after it and move around to see if things are as they say they are.
And what did one of them manage to get iMovie to run on an iPhone 3GS?
(youtube) http://www.youtube/watch?v=N6L07nPrjzo (/ youtube)
According to David Romhan Torres, it was enough to change the info.plist file to require the minimum version of the system to 3.0.0 and the front-facing-camera attribute to false together, the two changes allow iMovie to run on iPhones and iPods touch that have not even been updated to iOS 4 (however, it was not possible to run the app on an iPad). Anyway, speaking easy, it is difficult to do, but disclosing a step-by-step to facilitate the work would be illegal, as this type of change violates the DRM that Apple applies to its apps.
Since the iPhone 3GS camera does not record in high definition, it is assumed that the work will be a little lighter. So, if this model can run iMovie with ease even without 512MB of RAM and an A4 processor, the question is why the restriction to the iPhone 4. If I had to bet, I would say that the movies recorded by a 3GS do not justify the addition of very complex themes or editions, full of transitions and effects. That, of course, is in the minds of the people there at Apple.
(via Redmond Pie)
The reader Harlley Sathler tested the system described here in general lines and managed to install iMovie on your iPod touch of third generation (n?). There was no movie to edit, but as the hardware of these iPods is similar to that of the iPhone 3GS, I believe the app would run smoothly.
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