Apple updates Clips with a new interface and iPad-specific tweaks

Igor Bonifacic
·Contributing Writer
·1 min read

You may have forgotten about Clips but Apple has not. Three years after its initial release, the simple but capable video creation app is getting a significant update. Whatever version of the app you use, you’ll find that the company has streamlined the interface to make adding effects faster.

Apple iPad Clips 3.0
Apple iPad Clips 3.0

Apple has paid particular attention to the iPad version of Clips, with the company adding support for both capturing and editing video in landscape orientation. By default, Clips on iPad will film videos in a 4:3 aspect ratio, but you have the option — in both the iPhone and iPad version of the app — to choose different aspect ratios, including 16:9 and 1:1. In the past, Clips was limited to square videos, making this latest iteration of the app better suited for making content for Instagram, Snapchat and other social media platforms. On iPad, you can also use the software in conjunction with a Bluetooth mouse or trackpad. With Scribble support, it’s also possible to use an Apple Pencil with the software to add text.

Additionally, the company has optimized Clips to take advantage of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro’s HDR capabilities. Provided you use the rear cameras on those devices, you’ll have the chance to capture videos that feature better contrast and more vibrant colors. Last but not least, the update also adds eight new stickers, six additional arrows and shapes and 25 royalty-free songs you can add to your creations.

Clips 3.0 is available to download today from the App Store.