iWork Preinstalled $49 iBook

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  1. auxplage macrumors 6502

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    I was configuring an iBook in the education store (just messing around), and one can get iWork preinstalled for $49.

    How long has this been going on?
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Not sure if it became installable as an ad-on later than launch, but I think it's always been $49 for edu customers as a separate purchase.
     
  3. JDOG_ macrumors 6502a

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    Man, I love Keynote--it's a great program, but I had to do some layout work with Pages and boy was it a doozy on my system. Even though it was just basic text and tables it was still very sluggish and unmanageable.

    I wouldn't pay more than $50 for that program though, that's for sure.
     
  4. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    i just can't figure out why you can't by Keynote separately.
     
  5. ldburroughs macrumors 6502

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    Just pretend you are buying it separately when you buy it bundled. Pages is not worth the price, for now, but keynote certainly is.
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, like ldburroughs said...iWork costs the same or less than Keynote did before. Seems like an awkward thing to complain about. You can always not install it. When I bought iLife 05, the only app I've installed so far is iPhoto 5.
     

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