iTunes handles MP3 music files and supports other formats as well. iTunes 4 offers access to the new iTunes Music Store, which offers over 700,000 songs for download from hundreds of artists (Music Store available in United States, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Canada at the time).
iPhoto is a photo organizer and editor that lets users store, view edit, and share their digital photos. iPhoto allows for photo album creation to display pictures on the internet or on CD-ROM, creates slideshows for instant on-computer presentation, imports from most digital cameras with no drivers required (built into Mac OS X by default).
iMovie 4 and iDVD 4
iMovie is a video editor that you can use with digital video. The process of video capture from a digital camera in via FireWire is automated, with iMovie allowing you to chop up your video, add special effects, reorganize it and send it to iDVD for burning onto a DVD with menus. iMovie 3 and iDVD 3 added support for chapters.
GarageBand is a program for creating music (Apple Inc., 2004). It includes over 1000 pre-recorded loops. To create a song, the user simply has to drag loops onto the creation area. The program also supports software instruments and importation from real instruments, such as guitars.
iTunes and iPhoto create libraries of music and photos, respectively, that are used by the other applications. GarageBand music can be exported to iTunes, thus making it part of the iTunes library.
- iLife '04 at Apple (archived 2004-02-02)