iLife 09 Trial?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Sdevante, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Sdevante macrumors 6502

    Dec 12, 2008
    Does Apple usually release trials for iLife updates like they did for iWork? Thanks!
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    no. afaik there has never been a trial for iLife. might, and probably has to do with the way they license the two out.
  3. Shadow%20Mac macrumors 6502

    Dec 28, 2007
  4. Jason S. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2007
  5. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    Or that it's a good couple of GBs
  6. tektonnic macrumors 6502


    Mar 6, 2006
    Bucks, UK
    I know that its not new apple policy but still its dumb, I will pay for the upgrade if the faces and places features are good, that's all I'm interested in but I want to try it for myself, I don't want to read a review or visit an apple store. I think people will resort to less than legal solutions of acquiring it rather than taking a punt on £50 of software that may be matter how much reviews go on about it. /rant
  7. yousoldtheworld macrumors member


    Jan 6, 2009
    nowhere, Indiana
    I know what you mean about wanting to try it first, but to download all of iLife would be somewhere around 4 GB (if I recall from a screenshot someone posted the other day, it was closer to 4.5). That's pretty huge for a demo. iWork was much smaller in comparison.

    And as for people settling for less than legal means of acquiring it...well, people will do that whether there's a demo or not. A demo would be nice, but I get why there isn't one.
  8. Aquatic macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2008
    Marin County, California
    When you upgrade iLife, you upgrade your libraries as well (iPhoto Library, iWeb domain.sites...). Going back is not a simple option; there's no going back. And saying, "just back it up first," is not valid (not that anyone did). Many people won't, so they'll be stuck having to buy the upgrade. Apple may pull a few tricks, but "getting you to break your precious photo album so you have to buy their new product" isn't their style.
  9. harirajan macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2009
    So what happens after the trial ?? Does iPhoto 9 or iMovie 9 stop working completely. ???
  10. CWallace macrumors 603


    Aug 17, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    As already noted, there is no trial for iLife.
  11. pdoddy14 macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2010
    there's a 30-day for iwork up currently on

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