Apple apps not free

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by TomasIlheu, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. TomasIlheu macrumors newbie

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    "iPhoto, iMovie, Keynote, Pages, and Numbers are free on the App Store for qualifying iOS 7 compatible devices activated after September 1, 2013. See www.apple.com/ios/whats-new/ for iOS 7 compatible devices. Downloading apps requires an Apple ID"

    Updated to GM and they still paid, anyone knows why?
     
  2. w0lf, Sep 10, 2013
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  3. jww062 macrumors member

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    Your device was already activated. You can only activate a device once, I would assume happened the day you purchased it.
     
  4. Pared macrumors 65816

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    Just hit the buy button - you probably won't be charged.
     
  5. iCarabma macrumors 6502

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    Need a new device.
     
  6. TomasIlheu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the information!
     
  7. Vetvito macrumors 6502a

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    I purchased my 5 this past Sunday Sept 8, and the apps are still not free.
     
  8. Armen macrumors 604

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    Well today is the 10th so I don't know if Apple means "Free after Sept 10" or even later when the new hardware is actually available.
     
  9. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    They are supposed to be free for new activations after sept 1, as the OP quoted.
     
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  11. M.a.r.k. macrumors member

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    only iOS Apps
     
  12. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    ...for the moment.
     
  13. ethanlee macrumors regular

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    Oh please, PLEASE Apple...
     
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    And what about latest iPod touch ?
    Is there an activation ?

    What if I upgrade to OS7, restore to factory default and setup as new device?

    Would that not look as new device to apple servers?
     
  15. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    I doubt they will make it free for Mac, iOS is the teaser. It also makes it more competitive against Android.

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    Nope, it only happens once, but you can deactivate it if jailbroken.
     
  16. Switchback666 macrumors 68000

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    I think you can deactivate without being jailbroken; what about dfu restore ? Everytime i did it you always had to connect in itunes to activate or wifi (recently cellular data) on the phone to activate.
     
  17. JaySoul macrumors 68020

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    I'm very surprised it's only for "new" devices.

    It was a great move and got almost the loudest cheer - then everyone realised it was only for new purchases.

    Bit silly, frankly. They could have changed the game in one fell swoop.
     

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