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Final Cut and Logic make the leap to iPad

Apple is bringing the pro tools for video editing and music making  to iPad for the first time, now with a subscription instead of a single, hefty fee.

iPad's Final Cut / Logic Pro additions promo shot showing a man playing a guitar wearing white over-ear headphones sat at a wooden desk in a wooden walled room with an iPad attached to a keyboard folio stood up showing colourful tracks in the digital audio workstation Logic Pro.

Apple is bringing Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro to iPad for $4.99 (£4.99) per month or $49 (£49) annually. Final Cut Pro is a video editing suite popular among many pro video editors, while Logic Pro is the same for the music makers of the world.

The apps’ launch on iPad marks the first time the pro tools are available on the go. Usually, the Mac versions of the apps require a hefty lump sum upfront to own them forever – $199 (£199) for Logic and $299 (£299) for Final Cut – so a subscription model could likely lure in semi-pros without the upfront cash.

It’s unclear whether this subscription model will make the jump to the Mac apps too, though it doesn’t look like the iPad versions are dramatically pared down. In fact, the iPad version of Logic Pro looks like the most advanced music editing software you can get on a tablet, at least to my amateur eye.

When do Final Cut and Logic Pro launch on iPad?

Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro launch on iPad on May 23, 2023. You can check out the announcement trailer below.

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For more beyond iPad’s Final Cut and Logic Pro addition, check out our guide to the best iPads to find the right one for you.