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Apple just made iMovie, GarageBand, and iWork free for everyone

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Apple just made iMovie, GarageBand, and iWork free for everyone

Beginning in 2013, Apple has been pre-loading apps from its productivity and creativity suites on iPhones, iPads, and Macs, effectively making the software free for new customers. However, those who decided to stick with their old devices had no such luck, as both the iWork and iLife suites remained paid for them.

All of this changes today, as Apple has decided to make all the productivity and entertainment apps under iWork and iLife free for everyone in its ecosystem. According to a new Apple support document, the price change will “will make it easier for business and educational institutions to download Pages, Numbers, Keynote, GarageBand, and iMovie through the Volume Purchase Program store,” MacRumors reports.

On a side note, Apple recently acquired iOS productivity and automation app WorkFlow, which was also made free on the App Store. All purchases of WorkFlow made in the weeks leading to the acquisition are being refunded.

On mobile, iMovie requires iOS 10.0 or later, iWork runs on 10.0 or later, while GarageBand needs iOS 10.2 or later to run.

source: Apple via MacRumors

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posted on 19 Apr 2017, 05:17

1. AmashAziz (Posts: 986; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


SUPERB work. Just a little less million dollars for Apple........

In return for a million happy users!

posted on 20 Apr 2017, 03:31

12. steodoreben (Posts: 358; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)


This is unfair. We paid for this. I need a refund from Apple.

posted on 20 Apr 2017, 07:03

13. AmashAziz (Posts: 986; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


You got it earlier..... That's your refund.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 05:19

2. Spyro (Posts: 192; Member since: 29 Mar 2017)


The iWork suit is rubbish.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 07:26

6. bucky (Posts: 3033; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


why is that? Have you actually used it?

posted on 20 Apr 2017, 07:03

14. AmashAziz (Posts: 986; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


No.....he's just trolling.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 06:48

3. Mikele (Posts: 53; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


Apple is catching up with others!!!!

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 06:54

4. Wiencon (Posts: 1998; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Oh yeah? Is Office free? Sony Vegas maybe?

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 16:30

10. Rampage_Taco (Posts: 407; Member since: 17 Jan 2017)


Are you comparing Apples iWork to Microsoft Office? And iMovie to Sony Vegas? come on

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 07:04 1

5. zenun12 (Posts: 146; Member since: 31 Oct 2016)


Yes! Free garageband! Now make an Android version.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 08:47

7. joey_sfb (Posts: 6453; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Nice! Reading your comment makes me laugh!!

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 11:36 1

8. Duncdawg26 (Posts: 32; Member since: 20 Jan 2017)


I would pay $10-$20 for an Android version of GarageBand...

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 12:24

9. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 2013; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


They had to, Microsoft is putting Office in Samsungs. I don't have any experience with iMovie or GarageBand but I do know that Office is the world standard when it comes to productivity apps.

posted on 19 Apr 2017, 22:42 1

11. Xpadder333 (Posts: 6; Member since: 27 Nov 2016)


You guys really don't like to think good about Apple huh?

posted on 20 Apr 2017, 07:07 1

15. AmashAziz (Posts: 986; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


Every one has sympathy for a brand that's falling in a particular market. If Apple and Microsoft had reversed positions, there's a good chance people would have been sympathetic for Apple instead.

That's how emotions negatively effect a person's reasoning and justification.

I know a little bit of psychology....you know!

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