iMovie on the iPad – Second Thoughts on the First iPad


In a post back on June 11, I wrote this about Apple’s announcement of iMovie mobile on the new iPhone:
“There is now a mobile version of the video editing application that comes as part of the iLife suite for Macs. Perhaps not a complete surprise, given the capability of the A4 processor in the iPad and coming soon in the new iPhone. If the new iPhone can run a mobile version of this program, surely the iPad can.”
Second thoughts: Perhaps not the current version of the iPad. The new iPhone 4 has 512MB of RAM, double the RAM of the current iPad or the iPhone 3GS (256MB). Though most have focused on the support for multitasking the additional RAM provides, it’s likely that 512MB is also needed to run mobile iMovie.


About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, helps others make sense and make use of digital tools through his work, websites and social media. He has over 30 years experience in educational technology, including teaching, administration and professional development. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale to help others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online. His latest venture is Teach About Tech, a resource marketplace for technology trainers.