The keynote is one day away, but thanks to the slips of some Apple developers we can see some of the news they have prepared for us since Cupertino. If four days ago we saw the new iPhoto and Garageband icons from the iOS preferences, now it’s Apple’s website that has let us see the features of an iLife update that should be presented tomorrow afternoon.
The redesigned iBooks, Numbers, Keynote, Pages, and iMovie icons have appeared, joining the rest of the new iLife and iWork icons. Text on the website also reveals that Garageband will become free , and a series of in-app purchases will offer additional tools and resources for those who want to extend the application’s features.
iPhoto for iOS will also be able to create and order photo books without using its OS X counterpart. Keynote will feature 18 new themes for your presentations, and iMovie will have a feature called the iMovie Theather that we don’t know about, but from the source they’re betting on an improved method of sharing our videos across other devices.
In short: it seems that Apple has finally got its act together with iLife and iWork . Let’s hope this is reflected in tomorrow’s presentation on both iOS and OS X, and that the redesign is not just limited to the icons but to the entire interface.