For someone with the iOS 7 GM, can you confirm that iWork & iLife are free?

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

  1. wws macrumors member

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    Hello,

    Can someone with the iOS 7 GM confirm that Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iMovie, and iPhoto show as "Free" in the app store?

    Thanks,
    wws
     
  2. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    No, they're only free for new phones. It probably uses your activation ID.
     
  3. SimsDelt macrumors member

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    For me it still shows them not free. Have to pay.
     
  4. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    It's only free for those that purchase a new device.
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Supposed to be only free for phones activated since September 1st (and running iOS 7).
     
  6. wws thread starter macrumors member

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    Well that's retarded. I guess it's to try and force upgrades, but I will not use them if I have to buy them :( Thanks for your response.
     
  7. tmanto02 macrumors 65816

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    Yes cause we should never have to pay for software someone just created out of thin air!:rolleyes:
     
  8. wws thread starter macrumors member

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    That is not what I meant. What I meant was, Apple said with iOS 7 all the apps will be free, but now it's only for "new devices"? From the mouth of TIm Cook at 10:20 AM this morning.

    “No other platform has any apps like these. We think that all iOS devices are made even better with these apps, and almost all of our customers want these apps.” “So today, we’re announcing that we’re making all 5 of these apps free."

    Also, why not Garageband? Seems inconsistent to me.
     
  9. OMAC83 macrumors member

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    Tim said on all new devices, maybe you missed him saying that
     
  10. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    He specifically said it would be for new devices sold.
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2013/09/iphone2013-0052.jpg
     
  12. Pared macrumors 65816

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    ....waaaaaah. Buy the software if you want it.
     
  13. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    lol if he thinks those apps are gonna move units. Apple shot themselves in the foot and now they're digging a hole they can't get out of.
     
  14. dannyyankou macrumors 603

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    Doesn't matter for me because i bought them already, lol
     
  15. Tubamajuba macrumors 68000

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    Shot themselves in the foot? Why would you think that?
     
  16. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It's just something they are doing. The "units" themselves will take care of moving themselves very nicely without anything else, as they always have.
     
  17. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    I thought it was kind of weird, too. Who is going to buy them now knowing they'll just get them for free at the next device purchase? Apple will barely make any money off of them anymore, they may as well have made them free for everyone.

    For a computer it makes a bit more sense because people don't upgrade them as often.
    (Speaking of which, I'm guessing that the new release of iWork for OS X will be free with new Macs).
     
  18. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    I think we as consumers should stop buying these things until they sell us something more than a gimmick for now but hey, Apple's marketing makes these people go crazy, can't knock the hustle lol. I really wanted to like the 5S, I really did. But I will just hold off on this one like I did for the 4S.
     
  19. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    That's alright, plenty of other people will find 5S and/or 5C to suit their needs just fine and buy them.
     

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