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MacRumors
Jan 7, 2004, 01:57 AM
Seems many have strong feelings about the Apple iLife suite and the (reportedly (http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2004/01/20040106180610.shtml)) new policy of not providing downloads for iMovie and iPhoto.

A few clarifications are in order:

- Once available, the entire iLife suite (iPhoto, iDVD, iMovie, iTunes, GarageBand) will come bundled with every new Macintosh at no additional charge.
- Individuals who purchase a new Mac (http://www.apple.com/ilife/uptodate/list.html) on or after Jan 6, 2004 and do not get iLife '04 included with their Mac can get iLife '04 for $19.95 (http://www.apple.com/ilife/uptodate/).
- Users who do not fall in these categories and want the newly announced versions of iMovie, iPhoto, iDVD and GarageBand must purchase iLife '04 for $49.00
- Users who do not want or need these updated applications may continue to use their current iLife applications.
- iTunes users may continue to download the newest versions from Apple's website (http://www.apple.com/itunes)

Assuming CNet's report is accurate (http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2004/01/20040106180610.shtml)... this primarily represents a shift in policy for the iPhoto application which has historically been freely available for download.

iDVD has always had associated upgrade fees and is too large to offer for download. GarageBand is a brand new application and will also likely be too large to offer for download. iMovie 2.0 was a $49 upgrade while iMovie 3.0 was freely available for download. iTunes remains a free download (http://www.apple.com/itunes/).

arn
Jan 7, 2004, 01:59 AM
This thread is going to remain closed due to the undesirable turn of the previous thread.

I understand there are people who very much dislike this new policy for iPhoto/iMovie.
And I understand there are those who do not mind/care.

Regardless I felt it was important to outline your upgrade possibilites, so posted this. You may send in corrections and additions via the submit form (http://www.macrumors.com/site.php?mode=submit)

That's it.
arn