iLife

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by weezite, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. weezite macrumors regular

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    The new iLife looks pretty sweet. I just bought my MacBook less than two weeks ago with the old iLife. Is there anyway I can talk to Apple into getting a discounted iLife or something like that? I mean, they said that it's going to get shipped standard with all new MacBooks. If mine is still under the 2 week warranty, would they really make me return my old MB and buy a new one with iLife loaded onto it? Wouldn't it be easier to just give me the disc? I thought some other people might be wondering the same thing.
     
  2. Nintendolinky macrumors 6502

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    I bought my macbook on saturday, and would like to know the same please.
     
  3. Nintendolinky macrumors 6502

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    Thats crap, i bought mine on the 4th, shame on you Apple shame.
     
  4. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    Oh no, god forbid you have to pay for something new :rolleyes:

    You bought a MacBook knowing that it came with iLife 08.
     
  5. weezite thread starter macrumors regular

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    You need to relax. :rolleyes: It was a simple question and required a simple answer. I wasn't bitching about anything, I just wanted to know if someone had been in a similar situation in the past and how it ended up working out and I thought other people would have the same question. Get off your high horse. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Nintendolinky macrumors 6502

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    I was joking, :) i have just pre-ordered ilife 09 and bought the new iwork, im not a tight person, i buy what i want :)
     
  7. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    I meant to quote Nintendolinky, sorry.
     
  8. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

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    That is Apple's official policy.

    There are posts here every time there is an update suggesting that apple can be a bit more flexible about it if you give CS a call.
     
  9. FlyinPig macrumors newbie

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    Similiar position.

    Yeah I'm in a very similar position; having bought my MacBook just before Christmas with iWork.

    Extremely irritating.

    Don't think I'll be forking out £140 for them any time soon.
    Guess I'll just have to cope without. Oh well.
     
  10. weezite thread starter macrumors regular

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    No problems dude, I'm sorry if I came off brash. :)
     
  11. Chandler Adaway macrumors 6502a

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    My macbook is in transit still and I called to see if I would be qualified to buy the $9.95 up date disk and they negotiated with me, but it didn't work out. If someone else is able to, I might be a little upset.
     
  12. weezite thread starter macrumors regular

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    If I'm going to buy it could me and a buddy go halves on buying a new version on iLife '09 and both use it?
     
  13. Nintendolinky macrumors 6502

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    Sorry if i sounded i bit harsh also. :eek:
    Yeah you could weezite as there are no authentications, however its not really allowed as each copy is only one license.
     
  14. Chandler Adaway macrumors 6502a

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    If you bought the family pack yes.
    It's $99
    It would save you each $30. ;)
     
  15. weezite thread starter macrumors regular

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    Awesome, I'm sure I could find 4 friends with Mac's to buy the family pack with which means it'd only be $20 a piece. I talked with one of the Apple representatives through their online chat program and they said that I couldn't do that with the Family Pack... Which I guess he has to say so everyone doesn't do this. :D
     
  16. Kevlar macrumors 6502

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    I think it's a little cheap of apple to release a Software update that comes standard with any Mac right after the biggest sales period of the year. You can't say that that isn't a tiny bit shady. We already pay more for a Mac then we probably should and to charge for an update mere weeks after Christmas is just wrong.
     
  17. Kevlar macrumors 6502

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    Technically that violates the Family pack license. Has to live in the same household (at least that was what it was in the past). So you myswell just buy the standard install it on the two comps and someone gets a burnt copy and save even more.

     
  18. Heimlich macrumors member

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    "If you’ve purchased a qualifying computer on or after January 6, 2009, that does not include iLife ’09, you can upgrade to iLife ’09 for US$9.95 plus tax."

    hmmm.. so im assuming there's no guarantee that macs bought in the next few days will have iLife '09? I guess it's best to be safe and wait a week or two.

    Anyone know if the same applies to refurb products?
     
  19. weezite thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, iLife isn't in stores until late January, right? So that means that MacBooks and iMacs won't have them for a couple of weeks.

    Wait, so I could buy a Single User package and me and my friend can still use it, too?
     
  20. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    no. Single user means single user.
     
  21. Kevlar macrumors 6502

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    Well the license agreement says it is for a single user, but apple has never stopped anyone from installing a single user copy on multiple computers. So you 'can' but it would violate the license agreement.
     
  22. weezite thread starter macrumors regular

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    What would that mean? Would I be subject to penalty?
     
  23. bluesTank macrumors regular

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    If you have iLife 08 then iLife 09 has like 2 new features

    Wow, face recognition? Save your money...
     
  24. iphone529 macrumors regular

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    Well Said!!
     

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