iLife vs iWork Preinstalled

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MacSA, Nov 10, 2006.

  1. MacSA macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2003
    When you buy a Mac and you go to the configuration page, do you think Apple should give you the option of removing iLife and allowing other software to be installed in its place without affecting the standard price?

    If I had the option I think I would choose to have iWork installed in place of iLife. I can seem by self dabbling around with iWeb but not many of the other apps, particularly Garageband.

    But I suppose iLife is worked into the standard price of the Mac.
  2. Warbrain macrumors 603


    Jun 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    I don't think so. If you don't want to use any of the iLife programs, you can always delete them off your computer and re-install them if you want to later on from your restore discs.
  3. 2ndPath macrumors 6502

    Feb 21, 2006
    Yes, it would be nice to have a choice between the two, or even to get a price reduction for leaving iLife out.
  4. Cameront9 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 6, 2006
    That would be too much work...Apple would have to make two versions of restore DVDs instead of one...or do some kind of scheme that would prevent iLife from installing (similar to how Microsoft is doing the Vista install disc--one disc, many versions to install).. And such an route would likely be cracked in no time.

    Besides, I don't see you paying a premium that much for iLife....If it were several hundred dollars, the option would be nice, but 99.99 isn't bad..
  5. 2ndPath macrumors 6502

    Feb 21, 2006
    99 for something you don't use, is a lot.

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