iWork 09 purchase

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by xreliable, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. xreliable macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2008
    I just purchased iWork 08 last week. Primarily to use Keynote for a presentation I'm giving in a couple of weeks. Is there any kind of grace period here to get credit towards iWork 09 or should I just return 08? As a poor public speaker any little help the software might give me I'll take!

    And I just got a new 17" Macbook Pro 2 weeks ago! I figured next release wouldn't be until summer! Boy has my timing been off...
  2. J B macrumors member

    Nov 8, 2008
  3. youpey macrumors member

    Jan 6, 2009
    i called apple, they said they dont have an upgrade program for the iwork. i bought mine 3 days ago, and they said sorry they dont offer an upgrade for it.

    ugh, this makes me really mad.

    nothing spending well over 2000 dollars this week and them telling you to stick it

    UPDATE: i am good now, nothing like a little persistence. best buy took care of me
  4. macaddictann macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2004
    I wonder...will new computers ship with iLife '09 (which isn't exactly the topic of the thread but is pretty close)? It still says '08 on their site. I just ordered an iMac but didn't ask about that. Of course, I also doubt I'll be using it much, so...
  5. kid rock macrumors regular

    Nov 11, 2007
    Southend-on-sea, Essex, England
    if its unopend take it back and get a refund then buy the new one, or email apple and have a polite moan and see what they will do!
  6. iAthena macrumors regular

    Jan 22, 2008
    I just got '08 myself when the new MBP's came out. I guess I'll have to wait and see if the features are worth buying another copy.
  7. youpey macrumors member

    Jan 6, 2009
    here is the information on the ilife. they dont have the same for iwork


    unless you bought your computer today, you wont get any upgrades cheap.
  8. macaddictann macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2004
    Ha..."on or before." On, in my case. I guess $10 isn't too bad. But I don't even know that I'll use it much, anyway. It's not a priority. I was more disappointed that I'd mis-read the Adobe CS4 offer (they'd already taken the extra discount...). Gah!
  9. youpey macrumors member

    Jan 6, 2009
    i ust downloaded the 09 demo. it isnt much different. it looks like just small enhancements. i will still be getting it, but i wouldnt say it is enough to repay 79 dollars if you have the 08
  10. nanoboy macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2008
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Hmm, I would differ. The new effects in Keynote alone will make me get the new version. I've been influenced very strongly by how the Apple presentations slides are prepared, and I can't wait to get my hand on the new object transitions and text transitions! Anagram is just amazing!!

    And Numbers, it's finally usable now with the trend line and error bars features missing from the last version.

    And I look forward to more compatibility and stability to Pages. I try not to use Words whenever I can, but as of Pages 08, it still has some gaps to bridge.
  11. surfdog_2005 macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2005
    Apple's lack of update pricing for current users has always sucked! At least they could knock off $20 if you own the previous version.
  12. numbersyx macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2006
    That's exactly how it looked to me when I looked at the website for the demos. Some pretty animation updates but nothing significant to Keynote. Don't really use the others so their updates were less important to me.

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