iWork apps - iOS and OSX

aartoodeetoo

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 23, 2013
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Cumbria, England
Hi,

I think i already know the answer, but it's gotta be with an ask..

Because i just got a new iPhone, Pages, Numbers and Keynote are free in the iOS app store - and now show as free on my iPad3. However, in the OS X app store on my iMac, they are still to pay for.

My iMac was purchased early 2013. Is there a workaround to get the apps for free, or am i stuck with having to pay for them?

Thanks
 

sracer

macrumors G3
Apr 9, 2010
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Prescott Valley, AZ
If I remember correctly, you could also buy iWork 09, install it, and then get the latest as a free upgrade. (you'd have the added benefit of having a more feature-rich version should you want to stick with 09)
 

mic j

macrumors 68030
Mar 15, 2012
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Hi,

I think i already know the answer, but it's gotta be with an ask..

Because i just got a new iPhone, Pages, Numbers and Keynote are free in the iOS app store - and now show as free on my iPad3. However, in the OS X app store on my iMac, they are still to pay for.

My iMac was purchased early 2013. Is there a workaround to get the apps for free, or am i stuck with having to pay for them?

Thanks
Your stuck having to pay, as it is a separate set of applications.
 

576316

macrumors 601
May 19, 2011
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The Mac App Store seems to forget your purchases anyway! I had to re-install Pages after doing a fresh install of Yosemite and the Store said I had to pay again! Luckily I managed to pull the app off of my Time Machine and re-install it that way. The MAS needs some serious work and dedication from Apple.
 

Jardins de Vin

macrumors 6502a
Nov 6, 2012
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European Union
I am in the exact same situation! I'm glad I got pages for free on the iPad and I wish I had it on the mac too, but I think it's way overpriced! I also heard that there's a legal trick to get it for free which is download the demo of an older version and then an upgrade should appear. Upgrade and the trial limit will be gone.
 

chunheisiu

macrumors member
Nov 20, 2013
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San Francisco, CA
I am in the exact same situation! I'm glad I got pages for free on the iPad and I wish I had it on the mac too, but I think it's way overpriced! I also heard that there's a legal trick to get it for free which is download the demo of an older version and then an upgrade should appear. Upgrade and the trial limit will be gone.
You can get the iWork suite for free if you buy a new Mac, if you like doing it that way.