maybe a stupid question (when will iLife '06 be standard?)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by nickknocker, Jan 25, 2006.

  1. nickknocker macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2006
    but i dont want any stupid answers :p

    when will iLife '06 be standard on new iBooks instead of just iLife '05? It's probably not that huge of a difference since i might never use iWeb, but I'd still like to know...

    oh and sorry if this is covered somewhere else, i searched... but im a lazy searcher haha
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    it is now. just check the iBook page on the Apple Store website. its listed as included.
  3. p0intblank macrumors 68030

    Sep 20, 2005
    New Jersey
    You'd think they would include it now, but I guess that is not the case. Expect iLife '06 to be bundled with the MacBook (aka Intel iBook) when it is released. As for being different, I haven't used iLife '06 yet, but from what I have seen it is a big upgrade over '05, especially in the iPhoto and iDVD departments. Full screen editing in iPhoto and widescreen menus in iDVD are big upgrades for me.

    Edit: Ah, so it is included. Apple needs to update the official iBook page then.
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    Ha-ha-ha that's not funny. It's lame.
  5. cnakeitaro macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2006
    Virginia Beach
    iLife comes standard with all iBooks. Although all current iBook G4's ship with iLife'05, all the new iBooks will come with iLife'06. Although if you buy a iBook G4 you can update to the next version of iLife for $9.95.
  6. EHUnlucky7x9@ao macrumors 6502

    Jan 8, 2006
    New Jersey
    The new powerbooks in the apple store come with iLife 06' too. I had purchased a 12" 1.5 Ghz Powerbook for my aunt. I took it home so I can charge it up and have it all set up for her when she stopped by to pick it up, and when I opened the box, iLife 06' was bundled in the software discs. So, it's not just limited to the iBooks. maybe they are included in all the machines at the apple store...
  7. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    iLife comes in the box with iMac Intels that are shipping now.
  8. tdhurst macrumors 601


    Dec 27, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Clear this up...

    As soon as an upgrade to bundled software is released, all the Macs sold on or after that day will at LEAST receive a stand alone copy of the program. All Macs MANUFACTURED after that date will come with the updated software preloaded.

    Make sense?
  9. redeye be macrumors 65816

    redeye be

    Jan 27, 2005
    Not really... the "receive" should be "will be able to buy a cheap version of"
    They make you pay.
  10. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    True, but inside the Mac. There is not a separate iLife disk. It is all part of the bundled software, so evidently iLife '06 was finished, when they began boxing the new iMacs. :)
  11. mduser63 macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2004
    Salt Lake City, UT
    I didn't have to pay when I bought my Power Mac G5 and it didn't come with iLife '05 because it was old stock. The up-to-date program had even expired by the time I bought it. I called Apple up and they sent me a full-retail boxed version of iLife '05 at no charge.
  12. Glen Quagmire macrumors 6502a

    Jan 6, 2006
    My Mac Mini (arrived yesterday - my first Mac - yay!) came with iLife '05 *and* '06. '05 was already installed, '06 came on DVD along with a paper manual.

    I ordered the mini the Thursday after Steve's keynote address.

    I'd say, therefore, that iLife '06 is already standard and has been for two weeks.
  13. tdhurst macrumors 601


    Dec 27, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    True, but...

    Usually only third party retailers do not have the iLife '06 discs in stock right away. Every time an installed app has been upgraded, the Apple Stores I have worked at included the upgrade disc.
  14. solvs macrumors 603


    Jun 25, 2002
    LaLaLand, CA
    Then are you in the wrong place. :p Seriously though, why do you ask? If you are planning on buying a new iBook directly from the Apple Store, it will have '06 included. If you buy from somewhere else, it may or may not depending on when it was shipped out from the factory. If it doesn't, you can contact Apple and they will usually charge you shipping and handling to send you the new disks.

    And yes, this has been covered here before. Many a time. Many.

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