inhisgrip424

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Dec 18, 2013
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I noticed that the iWork apps are listed in the app store under the "Top Free" section, instead of the "Top Paid" Section. However, the apps are definitely not free, still boasting their 4.99 and 9.99 price tags. WTF Apple?
 

inhisgrip424

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Dec 18, 2013
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I know that, but to list them in the free section implies that they are in and of themselves free apps. What is really occurring is that the apps are given free to those people who get a new iDevice. But the fact remains that they are listed in the free charts but still have a cost. It's just confusing, and a little bit underhanded of Apple to broadcast their apps in the free section when they still have a price.
 

maflynn

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I know that, but to list them in the free section implies that they are in and of themselves free apps. What is really occurring is that the apps are given free to those people who get a new iDevice. But the fact remains that they are listed in the free charts but still have a cost. It's just confusing, and a little bit underhanded of Apple to broadcast their apps in the free section when they still have a price.

With millions of iPhone, and iPad buyers getting this for free it does technically qualify for being popular and free.

I think you're splitting hairs, tbh cares if apple wants to promote their iLife/iWork suites as a popular free product. Just ignore it, if it really does bother you
 

inhisgrip424

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Dec 18, 2013
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Well with all this judgmental help i'm definitely closing this account quick. I might be splitting hairs, but it's annoying, and shouldn't be listed as free when there's a catch.

Don't bother posting back. You've been more than helpful enough already.
 

Gav2k

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Jul 24, 2009
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I know that, but to list them in the free section implies that they are in and of themselves free apps. What is really occurring is that the apps are given free to those people who get a new iDevice. But the fact remains that they are listed in the free charts but still have a cost. It's just confusing, and a little bit underhanded of Apple to broadcast their apps in the free section when they still have a price.

They are with every mac/iphone/iPod purchase.
 

TheAppleFairy

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Mar 28, 2013
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Maybe it's possible they aren't counting the people who paid for it and are only counting the number of people who downloaded it for free, I do wish they would just make the apps free anyway. I don't think there is anyone who is upgrading to a new device just for the free apps.
 

baypharm

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I noticed that the iWork apps are listed in the app store under the "Top Free" section, instead of the "Top Paid" Section. However, the apps are definitely not free, still boasting their 4.99 and 9.99 price tags. WTF Apple?

GarageBand is listed as free...but to unlock all instruments: 4.99
Doesn't sound free to me.
 
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