New macbook pro without iLife

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by sycowell, May 20, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2012
    hi, i just bought a new macbook pro 15" a few weeks ago,
    with OS X Lion 10.7.2.

    but the problem is i don't have iLife (iphoto, imovie, garageband) which is supposed to come with my MBP.
    i've checked the app store. i googled it that you only need to click "accept" to install the ilife apps. but i don't have that kind of thing. instead, i have to 'purchase' it.

    what is actually wrong?? i am so frustrated bc of this. :(
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2011
    If this MacBookPro is a brand new sealed one directly from Apple, then it wouldn't hurt to give them a call. If you bought the Mac second hand, then you will most likely have to buy iLife yourself.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2012
    it's brand new mbp.

    i'll call them today or tomorrow then
  4. macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Go into the app store, it should let you download them.
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2012
    sadly, it can't. i have to 'Buy App'.

    just wondering, what if the reseller (from which i bought my MBP) can't fix this?
    do i have to bring it to the real Apple store and ask them to install the apps free for me? or do i have to ask the reseller to take responsibility??
  6. Mal
    macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    I don't know that I'd even bother with a reseller. I suggest calling Apple directly and let them help you over the phone. A reseller probably doesn't have any way of helping you with that.


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