Resolved New Apple ID, do we still need to purchase iWork/iLife?

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  1. davidg4781 macrumors 68000

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    My MBP's going to my mom who will be setting it up with a new Apple ID (she may have an old one but it was only associated with iTunes and made a few purchases).

    Would she need to purchase the iWork/iLife apps or are they available for free? I know they come free with new Macs. And I think a few years back if you had it installed on your Mac you could "convert" them to App Store versions.

    I'm just want to see what we're getting in to when I help her get it all set up this weekend.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    She will need to purchase them under her AppleID. That free version you get with a new Mac is linked to the AppleID that was used to "claim" the apps at setup.
     
  3. davidg4781 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Oh, I have the family packs of those. If I install them on her Mac will that switch her to the App Store version?
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Nope. Unfortunately not.
     
  5. davidg4781 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Just wanted to update this for anyone searching in the future. She signed into Mac using her Apple ID. I set her up with Family Sharing and this allowed her to download those apps, I'm assuming from my account.

    I guess this will work, until I get a family and have to kick her off. I have a feeling this will be at least 10 years from now.
     
  6. McScooby macrumors 6502

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    Bit late I know, but I'm sure when I upgraded to Mavericks all apps on the mac prior to upgrade were then legitimised in the App store, i.e. doesn't matter where you got the Apple apps from (trial versions etc) so long as they were on the mac before upgrade, they then became free under the Apple ID which was signed in post update.
     

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