If someone told you, even a few years ago, that you would be running a version of GarageBand on a phone, you wouldn't have believed them. Prior to 2007 and the announcement of the iPhone, this seemed like science fiction. Think of your pre-2007 phone and what it could do. The leap we've made is amazing.
Apple on Tuesday announced the release of GarageBand for iPhone and iPod touch.
Previously available for the iPad, GarageBand allows musicians to plug in their guitar to Apple’s devices and create songs on-the-go. The new version is a universal app, which means one app will work on all devices.
GarageBand also comes with some enhancements over the last version. You can now create custom chords for Smart Instruments; you can transpose songs in semitones or full octaves; the app has support for for 3/4 and 6/8 time signatures; you can reset song key without transposing original recordings; and the app has new audio export quality settings for AAC and AIFF (Uncompressed).
GarageBand runs on iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPod touch (3rd & 4th generation). The app is available from the App Store for $4.99.