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Apple’s popular music app GarageBand makes the jump to the iPhone and iPod Touch today with an update, version 1.1. Preloaded on all Apple computers as part of iLife, GarageBand features a wide variety of professional-quality instruments, which users can play on a timeline to create their own songs. GarageBand also lets you record vocal tracks, so the app acts as a standalone recording studio.
“GarageBand on iPad has been a huge success and we think customers will love using it on their iPhone or iPod touch,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, in a statement. Press release. “The innovative Multi-Touch interface combined with smart instruments makes it easy to create great-sounding music, even if you’ve never studied music or played an instrument before.”
While Professional tools is the industry standard for professional musicians and studio recording sessions, GarageBand offers a solid alternative for budding musicians, laptop DJs, and prosumer musicians. On iPhone and iPod Touch, the GarageBand application is available from iTunes app store for $4.99. GarageBand was made available on the iPad in March.
Apple’s mobile iOS increased its market share by 7% in October mobile market share data published today by Internet apps, thanks in large part to the release of the iPhone 4S. With wildly popular apps like GarageBand coming to more mobile devices, Apple seems well positioned to consolidate these gains.
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