The Apple Clips video app is finally getting its most-requested feature: different aspect ratios. With the 3.0 update rolling out today, Clips can record in 16:9, 4:3, and square — and do all three of those in either vertical or landscape orientations on both iPhones and iPads.
It’s a long-overdue feature for Apple’s clever little unsung video creation app, which until today only shot and exported in square. That might have made sense when it was first released three years ago, but it meant Clips couldn’t really participate in the rise of vertical video story formats in apps like Snapchat, TikTok, and Instagram.
The new version of Clips also has a refined interface. Where before you would have to open up an effects pane and swipe…tech, The Verge