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


    Dec 20, 2007
    NYC (Manhattan)
    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


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
  3. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    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


    Nov 18, 2010
    Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
    I'm updating Pages, Numbers and Keynote right now for free!
  5. Nunyabinez macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2010
    Provo, UT
    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

    Oct 7, 2010
    Northern Ireland, UK
    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

    Jan 17, 2006
    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

    Apr 4, 2011
    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

    Jun 2, 2013
    Costa Rica
    Bought Pages for the Mac on Oct. 01,2013, so, will I get a free upgrade?
  10. steveoc macrumors regular

    Nov 6, 2007
    Adirondacks NY
    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


    Nov 16, 2010
    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

    Sep 25, 2012
    i ordered my bto 2013 iMac 27" on october 5th and they're not coming up for free


    nvm it just changed to FREE lol
  13. jimmyusmc macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2011
    San Diego, CA

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