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iWork, iPhoto, and iMovie for iOS Go Free with Purchase of a New Device

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Sep 10, 2013.

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    MacRumors

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    During today's iPhone media event, Apple announced that its iWork app suite, including Pages, Numbers, and Keynote will be provided for free to customers who purchase a new iOS device. iLife apps iPhoto and iMovie are also included for free, though it appears Garageband will not be bundled into the deal.

    According to Apple, the software will be available for free with the purchase of a new iPad, iPhone, or fifth-generation iPod touch.

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    "We think that iWork is a really key advantage for our customers' productivity, and iPhoto and iMovie are great for creativity," said Tim Cook. "Almost all of our customers want these apps."

    Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are normally a $9.99 download from the App Store, while iMovie and iPhoto are priced at $4.99.

    Article Link: iWork, iPhoto, and iMovie for iOS Go Free with Purchase of a New Device
     
  2. ZMacintosh, Sep 10, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2013

    macrumors 6502a

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    awesome. but not redeemable for recently purchased devices?

    oh,
    "10:20 am All apps will now be free. iPhoto, iMovie, Pages, Numbers, Keynote."

    Seems like its not specific to just new devices? theyre just free in general?

    If so, thats awesome
     
  3. Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    #3
    This will certainly increase the marketshare of these apps, some because of increased use and some because people will install them whether or not they use them.
     
  4. macrumors 603

    bushido

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    so what if i restore my phone?
     
  5. macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    It's value added software with little effort. It sounds a little desperate but they should have done this in the first place.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    So no GarageBand?
     
  7. macrumors 65816

    Tankmaze

    #7
    oooo yeahhh... this will really sets apart iOS & Apple from other mobile OS.
     
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    Amazing Iceman

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    Bah! I already bought them all. Will I get a store credit???
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    Nope.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    So older iphone owners still need to buy it... this sucks...
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    Since I already have an iPad Mini will I still have to pay for iWork etc?

    That's how I interpreted it anyway. Can someone correct me if I'm wrong? Thanks!
     
  12. macrumors member

    #12
    That's the question I have. Following the live event feed, it was described as free for all iOS 7 users. However, every article seems to allude to it being only on new devices?
     
  13. SkippyThorson, Sep 10, 2013
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    SkippyThorson

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    No.

    Still no. [Mod note: Fixed :)]

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    My idea:

    Erase and restore, sign in, download all apps free when prompted.

    Erase and restore again, restore from backup, re-download them from your Purchase history.
     
  14. macrumors 6502a

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    Lame should be free for everyone.
     
  15. macrumors 68000

    BJMRamage

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    I am guessing it is not tied to an Apple ID but a Device ID.

    I too have an iPad and iPhone (and wife too) and wonder if my Free Apps on the new phone will transfer to the others. Would be great if it did, but thinking that it wont since that is another "enticing" feature to buy a new phone.

    Stinks as wife just bought the iPhone 5 last month and the iPad is still a good device and not worthy (yet) of an upgrade.
     
  16. macrumors 603

    #16
    Looks like just for new devices, but will people who have those new devices get it added to their account so they can be downloaded on other iOS devices on the same account?
     
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    Amazing Iceman

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    Oops! I'm not sure how that became a double-post... :eek:
     
  18. macrumors 65816

    SkippyThorson

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    No prob. I see you everywhere, so as a MacRumors-faithful, I couldn't resist. :p
     
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    Battlefield Fan

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    Do I get a refund for having bought these at full price?
     
  20. macrumors 65816

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    No, as has been asked and answered on this page. It's only less than a page of posts!
     
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    charlituna

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    My guess is that they will be free but you'll have to have iOS 7.

    Which will prompt someone to file a lawsuit over having paid for them blah blah

    I just hope they aren't preloaded.
     
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    Reach9

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    That's what I was thinking. But would it work? Can anyone confirm?
     
  23. macrumors newbie

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    But can you collaborate with iWork?

    I'd like to know if they will allow iWork collaboration like Google does with Google Docs, that's what I'm waiting for. No man (or woman) is an island, you know?

    Anyone heard anything about this?

    Best,

    Joel
     
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    Amazing Iceman

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    Lol! :D
     
  25. macrumors 603

    #25
    does this include ipads bought today?

    might buy one for my son today
     

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