where is the free apps iWork suite?

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  1. tbluhp macrumors 6502a

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  2. aajeevlin macrumors 6502a

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    I believe it is with NEW device(hardware) only.
     
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  4. HengenJL macrumors 6502a

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    iWork suite will be free for any newly activated device after September 1.
     
  5. Strax macrumors member

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    Yep, you had to buy a new phone, not just update the OS.
     
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    I bought a new iPad and activated it on September 10th. Today I received the iOS7 update but was not prompted to download the iWork suite for free. I tried looking at these apps in the App Store to see if they would show up as being free and they don't. So how do I get the promised free iWork suite since I activated a new device after September 1st?
     
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  9. ahaurat macrumors newbie

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    Apple specifically stated that any new iOS7 capable device (not just phones) activated after September 1 is eligible for the free iWork suite. The question is not whether I am eligible (which I am) but how to acquire the suite.
     
  10. Pipper99 macrumors 68000

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    I have a new iPhone 5S that I purchased and activated on 9/20/13, but the app store on my new 5S says that the iWork apps are $9.99 each. I'm assuming that the app store will recognize my new device when I tap "Buy Now", but I'm reluctant until I see the word "free" there.
     
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    Close out of the App Store, kill it in task manager, then reboot.

    Should work correctly then.
     
  12. TJ61 macrumors 6502a

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    Once purchased with a new device is it available to download to older devices on the same account?
     
  13. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    Yes.
     
  14. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Don't click. :) They will show up as Free when they are free.
     
  15. Pipper99 macrumors 68000

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    Thanks so much: it worked!
     
  16. benji888 macrumors 65816

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    ^Try This^

    If that doesn't work, give your iPad a power cycle.
     
  17. spartanrob macrumors 6502

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    Didn't work for me
     
  18. gc916 macrumors regular

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    spartanrob,

    See my earlier post here.
     
  19. spartanrob, Sep 27, 2013
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    Thanks. Wow, what a pain. is it worth it?

    UPDATE: Called apple and after about 5 minutes on the phone, they gave me codes to download the apps for free :)
     
  20. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Great :D
     
  21. navodwickra macrumors 6502

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    YES :cool:
     
  22. D3TSURA macrumors member

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    On Friday I figured that I would do a restore on my iPhone 5 and see if I could get it for free. Sure enough, when the restore finished I opened the App Store and a message appeared asking if I wanted to download the iWork apps. Not sure if it matters but I chose to set it up as a new phone, not restore from backup.
     
  23. pMad macrumors regular

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    I bought my son a refurb touch on Sept 12.
    I got all the apps.
    Using them now on all devices.
     
  24. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    That was a very big surprise to be able to do that. I am not sure Apple wanted it that way though. :D:D
     
  25. cityhopper macrumors newbie

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    I purchased a 5s and during my set-up I did not have the automatic option to download the iWork/iLife suite (I did a restore from my old phone). However, I was able to download the apps from the App Store for free and then push the apps to my iPad mini without issue.
     

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