Apple has just announced a new update for its GarageBand for Mac application, its digital audio workstation aimed at users who create music or record podcasts. According to a report by 9to5Mac, one of the major changes with this new update is that Apple has made its Artist Lessons free for users who want to make music. The report pointed out that Apple is pushing towards educational content for classroom and the in-app Artist Lessons are now available for free across more than 150 countries. The content was priced at $4.99 and it was only limited to 20 countries.
The update bumps the version number to 10.3 and brings about 1,000 new electronic and urban loops. It also comes with two new Drummers in Jazz and Roots-style along with some new sound effects which include 400 animal, machine and voice sound effects. The report noted that Apple has included new “traditional Chinese and Japanese instruments” that include Guzheng, Koto, and Taiko drums along with Vintage Mellotron patches. The update also improved the comparability of the app with GarageBand for iOS with stability improvements and bug fixes to the app.
Watch: Apple iOS 12 features
This new update for GarageBand comes right after the company launched the beta 2 version of iOS 12 for developers. Apple also launched the beta 2 version of tvOS 12, macOS 10.14 and watchOS, all of which are now available to download. Apple is still expected to make plenty of tweaks and bug fixes for the new features it is introducing with iOS 12.
Another report revealed that Apple was looking at completely removing the wired charging system in the iPhone X. The reason that Apple did not remove the wired charging system and Lightning connector with is was that it was not feasible at the time.