iWork went free?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by midouban, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. midouban macrumors newbie

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    Hello!

    My device is old, i'm not entitled to free iwork package for the ipad. This morning, i went to the app store, in the featured tab clicked on iwork and it was FREE. I thought this is apple's response to microsoft office. Downloaded them for free.

    3 mins later, i go to my iphone, they were 8,99euro. After about 20mins i got the icloud icon so i downloaded them too.

    Just wondering if this was a bug or are they really free now?
     
  2. Donka macrumors 68020

    Donka

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    Been free since the Air and retina mini were released I believe.
     
  3. chrfr macrumors 603

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    It's only free on new devices. Otherwise, it's the same price it's always been.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Free when you buy a device, not free to everyone.
     
  5. Southern Dad macrumors 65816

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    However, once you buy a new iOS device it is free for all of your iOS devices not just the one you purchased.
     
  6. midouban thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I knew that iwork comes free with all new devices.

    As i said, my device is not new.
    However, I figured out why the apps were free. A bought my ipad 4 in november from a second hand shop. So of course, i do not qualify for the free apps.

    However, i just checked the serial number on apple`s website and it turns out the ipad was bought in late september 2013. Meaning someone bought it and sold it to the second hand shop in about 2 weeks.... Apparently I still have apple`s warranty until late september. I guess the ipad qualified for the free iwork pack but the previous owner never downloaded it. I did yesterday. Pretty sweet.

    All in all great bargain - sold my ipad 3 32gb + paid around 70 dollars for mint condition ipad 4 64gb, which apparently was used only for 2 weeks and now I get free iwork. Awesome. :cool:
     

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