iWork and iLife apps showing as free on iPhone 5 running iOS 7 GM?!

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  1. merrickdrfc, Sep 18, 2013
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    merrickdrfc macrumors 6502

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    Anyone else noticed that all the Apple apps on the App Store (iMovie, Keynote, Pages etc.) are now free? iOS 7 GM on iPhone 5
     
  2. hrrslmpk macrumors member

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    Still showing prices on mines...
     
  3. johnmac59 macrumors newbie

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    I have IOS7 GM installed on my iPhone 5 and they are aren't free.
     
  4. Zebulon76 macrumors member

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    Not for me. Did you activate your idevice after the 01.09?
     
  5. jahall05 macrumors regular

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    The iPhone you are using has to be activated after September 1st, 2013 for them to be free.

    OP: Did you just purchase this iPhone?
     
  6. merrickdrfc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nope been running iOS 7 GM since it came out last week. iPhone is a release day 5, in the UK if that makes any difference, App Store is intermittent but working most of the time. Screenshot attached for proof
     

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  7. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Strange..not showing as free for me..You are the lucky one! :eek:
     
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    in the US store it is still the same price(not free). There must be some difference in the time zones with regards to when Apple pushes out their updates.
     
  9. MyRomeo macrumors 6502

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    Still showing full price here, release day iphone 5 on GM... In uk... Intermittent availability so perhaps there going to become free soon?
     
  10. merrickdrfc, Sep 18, 2013
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    merrickdrfc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Very peculiar behaviour! I've managed to download the whole iWork Suite (except Pages as already purchased), plus iPhoto and iMovie for free! But GarageBand still shows as £2.99? Very strange!

    EDIT: apparently GarageBand was never a 'free' app for new users
     

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  11. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Very strange indeed. From what Apple said, these should not be free for us. But i'll keep checking throughout the day in case :cool: (that is, when I can actually get the App Store to work..)
     
  12. dannyyankou macrumors 603

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    Only new devices with iOS 7 will get these apps for free, but you must've been lucky.
     
  13. Oui macrumors 6502

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    Garageband was never included in the free apps to new users.
     
  14. merrickdrfc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for this, was unaware that GarageBand wasn't to be free, updated my post accordingly
     
  15. WillFisher macrumors 6502

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    Nope still showing prices, iPhone 5 UK App Store.

    Lucky for you!
     
  16. Lord Hamsa macrumors 6502a

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    apparently, some of the music loops are licensed, so they need to charge at least enough to pay royalties, et. al.
     
  17. lolkthxbai macrumors 65816

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    I'll say what everyone is thinking and feeling: I'm only interested in how it happened because I want it free too. :p
     
  18. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Same here, of course.
     
  19. eelw macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have another iDevice to see if the apps are tied to your iTunes account or by device?
     
  20. merrickdrfc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not currently, waiting on the new iPad's, but on iTunes it's showing the apps as purchased as usual. Will be ordering a 5s on friday, so would be getting these apps free anyway, but very strange that it's let me download them for no charge today :confused:
     

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