iWork and iLife for Free. Called Apple, not on the App Store.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by thiagos, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. thiagos macrumors 6502

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    So I bought my wife a non retina MacBook Pro from Bestbuy. I called Apple because I wanted to know how to redeem the new iLife and iWork. They told me that I can redeem that for free just by installing Mavericks.
    I told them it does not make sense, how would they know if my computer is new or not since they are giving the free update.

    I installed Mavericks and nothing. They knew less info than I do.
     
  2. Peace macrumors Core

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  3. Sky Blue Guest

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    They announced this a couple of hours ago, just have a little patience while stuff gets rolled out. Try again tomorrow.
     
  4. jwm macrumors 6502

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    I'm updating Pages, Numbers and Keynote right now for free!
     
  5. Nunyabinez macrumors 68000

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    Looks like they updated the apps. If you don't qualify they are the same price as before. The old versions have disappeared. Curious if anyone who had purchased the 09 editions is being offered a free upgrade, or if the MAS shows both versions for you.
     
  6. jdbr macrumors member

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    What is the logic?

    I don't understand the logic of this. I have purchased all the iWork and iLife apps in both OSX and iOS, but to upgrade to the new versions I have to pay again, but someone who hasn't bought them, but has bought a recent piece of hardware gets all of them free. Doesn't seem very fair to me!
     
  7. elvineet macrumors member

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    Agreed. But the tactic is one that other companies have been employing for years - think about all the free stuff that's thrown at new customers in the cellphone, cable, satellite TV businesses.
     
  8. Icyplains macrumors newbie

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    My 27" iMac shipped on Oct 2nd to me, but the apps (Pages, Keynote, Numbers) are not showing up as free. I see the new versions on the App Store.
     
  9. tibas92013 macrumors 6502

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    Bought Pages for the Mac on Oct. 01,2013, so, will I get a free upgrade?
     
  10. steveoc macrumors regular

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    On iOS the upgrade is free. I suspect the same is true for the OSX version purchased through the App Store. I bought OSX iWork 09 long before the Mac App Store existed, so I'm not sure what will happen. Frankly after 4 years, paying to upgrade is no big deal.

    The fact that the Mavericks upgrade is free certainly sweetens the deal.
     
  11. crzdcolombian macrumors 6502a

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    exactly is iWork free? I bought a new iMac once they updated them. I was wondering if I get those free.
     
  12. II BISTRO II macrumors member

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    i ordered my bto 2013 iMac 27" on october 5th and they're not coming up for free

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    nvm it just changed to FREE lol
     
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