iLife '05 and iWork '05

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Apple introduced an update to the iLife product suite as well as the introduction of iWork '05.

iLife '05 offers updated versions of iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD and GarageBand. Major new features include:

iPhoto: Soft cover books, multiple book sizes, import video, iTunes-like search field
iMovie: HD Video, media browser, improved editing
iDVD: new drop zones, more themes, OnStep DVD transfer from your DV tapes
GarageBand: up to 8 audio tracks, new timing enhancements, create your own loops

Available at the Apple Store
 

madmaxmedia

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Dec 17, 2003
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iLife is, iWork is not pre-installed.

Pages is sort of a hybrid word processing/page layout software, with lots of stylish Apple templates. I think that's exactly the right mix for home/SOHO use.
 

()verBored

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Apr 14, 2004
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Will one be able to get an upgrade for free from iLife 04 to 05, or will they charge users for this upgrade? I got an iBook not too long ago, but would love to get upgrades!
 

madget

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Nov 28, 2004
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A newbie question, I know… but is there any reason to wait for Tiger before purchasing these new programs?
 

Abstract

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Dec 27, 2002
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I'm quite impressed at what they've done with the iApps. :) If iPhoto feels faster, and Garageband is as improved as claimed and just as easy to use as before, iLife will be perfect for me. :)

That Magic iMovie sounds pretty cool, too!!
 

GregA

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Mar 14, 2003
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Pages...
Looks VERY interesting. I'd like to try it.

The clincher will be how interoperable it is with the MS Word files I get sent all the time (they use tables and graphics and textedit doesn't open them).

I wish it was interoperable with .Mac or had web authoring in some manner... then again, I'm sure we don't know everything about it yet!

Nice one :)
 

Stella

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Apr 21, 2003
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Pages looks good from the apple product page.

I really think this should have been bundled with Macs.. be quicker for it to take off and become popular.
 

HTwidescreen

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Mar 23, 2004
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No upgrade price...

iLife page in the Apple Store states that iLife '05 is the perfect upgrade for iLife '04 users, even has a "7 Reasons to Upgrade" list. It however does not mention any type of "upgrade price" for previous users. Other than the $79.99 regular cost.
Now, realizing that so many iLife users got their copy of the suite "free" (I know, probably not really free - just part of the purchase price of the hardware) when they purchased a new Mac in '04 I can sort of on some level understand the reluctance to dish out free upgrades to just about everyone. However, if you are one of the many customer that actually purchased the iLife suite separately as a stand alone software product, you should have an upgrade path for less than the full retail price.

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nichos

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()verBored said:
Will one be able to get an upgrade for free from iLife 04 to 05, or will they charge users for this upgrade? I got an iBook not too long ago, but would love to get upgrades!
I too just bought and iBook, got it about 2 weeks ago. I just called Apple, and they said "you had to have bought the machine today to qualify for the upgrade." I asked if I get a discount on the upgrade, he said no :(
 

deepkid

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Jul 22, 2002
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Remember some similar product pic rumor about a year or so ago???

Do you guys remember about a year or so ago.. someone shot some pictures of what was rumored to be a new Apple product.. the box had a similar green layout and style as the new iLife logo...

Which site was that? I *think* it was macosrumors, but not sure.

Whoever it was lashed pretty badly when the materials didn't surface, but I remember the whole lightbulb thing and green scheme that is now present with iLife and iWork.
 

wdlove

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HTwidescreen said:
iLife page in the Apple Store states that iLife '05 is the perfect upgrade for iLife '04 users, even has a "7 Reasons to Upgrade" list. It however does not mention any type of "upgrade price" for previous users. Other than the $79.99 regular cost.
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Apple as a matter of normal practice doesn't offer an upgrade price on it's software. Only if you purchased iLife within a specified time prior to this release would that offer to send the CD for $19.95 S&H fee. At least this is the way they handle Mac OS X Software. Only with the purchase of a Mac does it come free.
 

runplaysleeprun

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Jul 27, 2004
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I just called my local applestore asking about the whole "i just bought a new mac, and now there is new software" schpiel, and he said while he didnt know for certain yet, he was sure that something along the discounted upgrade "$19.95 CD" lines would come from HQ when the software starts showing up in the future. i know, that doesnt mean much, but, i felt better afterwards.
 

chameeeleon

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Jan 11, 2004
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Wow - iPhoto 5 finally looks to be of iTunes caliber! THANK YOU APPLE for listening and giving the program everything it needed!
 

fatfish

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May 11, 2003
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I'm not often disapointed by Apple

It's not often that I'm less than thrilled with new Apple releases, but no spreadsheet in pages, is kind of less than I would have expected from Apple.

True, I'll find all the improvements in iLife(except maybe for garageband which I don't really use) extremely useful, some are just terrific and some long waited for like nested folders in iphoto.

There is no doubt that pages will be a much improved app in comparison to Appleworks. For a long time I have combined the different parts of AW to make the same sorts of documents that now look like they'll be a breeze in pages. But most of my efforts included a spreadsheet of some kind.

True, I was guilty of continuing to use spreadsheets for jobs that tables would have done once they came along, and maybe in many cases I'll now be able to use tables to do much of what I did before with spreadsheets, but not everything.

When I start to use a new app, I like to abandon the old one completely, I can see with this one, this is simply not going to be possible. At least it looks as though I can finally abandon M$ Word, for receiving documents from the dark side, and hey it looks as though the kids will be able to use pages to create those childish like headings and graphic fonts instead of using M$ Word to do it.

I'd like to think that someone is going to say "but Apple is working on a spreadsheet", maybe they are, but it seems to me a spreadsheet is quite a basic app to produce, so I would have thought it would have been in already if they were going to do it.

I'd like to think someone is going to say "Hey you can use tables to perform calculations". I never use tables so I don't know if they can, but I suspect not.

And if no-one can say these things, I'd like to think that someone will say "Hey you can import spreadsheets, you just can't create them", but again I suspect this won't be the case.

Overall I am impressed with the two new Apple suites, infact I've already ordered them, it's just that no spreadsheet support spoils it for me.
 

Hemingray

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nichos said:
I too just bought and iBook, got it about 2 weeks ago. I just called Apple, and they said "you had to have bought the machine today to qualify for the upgrade." I asked if I get a discount on the upgrade, he said no :(
Bummer. That's what I was afraid of. Heck, if I had known that I might've waited until now to get my iBook... well, maybe not. :D Oh well, all the more reason to convince my mom to get one of the new Mac mini's...

It's all about iPhoto RAW support. Whoohoo! :)
 

Earendil

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Oct 27, 2003
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I was one of those people that stood by Apple's price of iLife '04 and told the whiners and "the package should be split up" people to get lost.

So iLife '05 comes along and I get out all my pennies and prepare to pay for it right away. Problem, even after EDU discount, iLife '05 is more than the full retail for iLife'04!! I'm a poor lowly college student that really wanted to see iLife '05, and had budgeted an account that won't see growth until summer, just so I could order this right away. But I don't have $60...

We all knew iLife '05 was coming, Apple could have at least let us know it was going to be more expensive than in the past, and iff we're talking EDU, twice as much as in the past. If I had know, I wouldn't have eaten for the past 2 months, but now it's too late. I won't be able to buy it until half way to iLife '06 :(

~Tyler
 

LaMerVipere

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Jan 19, 2004
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What's with the iLife '05 & iWork '05 boxes?

They look like they were drawn by some 5-year-old. Or belong in an Ad for KBtoys :rolleyes:
 

rdowns

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Jul 11, 2003
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Looks like an awesome upgrade and I only really use iPhoto but have begun to dabble with iDVD. Question is, do I buy it or just get a Mac mini?

iPod shuffle would make a nice thumb drive.

iWorks- less than thrilling but Pages seems like just what I need to create nice marketing materials for work and have to rely less on our esteemed web designer and DTP person. Looks like I can actually get things done, fast and professionally and output to PDF for the masses. I'll have the boss buy it and then have the eMac we have moved into my office rather than gather dust. (Only used for testing our web pages, how I forced them to buy that is a whole different story)

All in all, a kick ass day for Apple.
 

yg17

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Aug 1, 2004
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I am also dissapointed in the price. I was ready to buy it because I thought with my student discount, it would be about $30, but turns out, its $60 with my discount, so forget that.
 

evilernie

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Jan 6, 2005
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I got iLife 04 for Christmas, and I just registered it like two weeks ago. Now I have to pay full price for an upgrade? Man that's annoying. :mad:

And wtf, no Powerbook updates AT ALL?