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iWork, iPhoto, and iMovie for iOS Go Free with Purchase of a New Device

During today's iPhone media event, Apple announced that its iWork app suite, including Pages, Numbers, and Keynote will be provided for free to customers who purchase a new iOS device. iLife apps iPhoto and iMovie are also included for free, though it appears Garageband will not be bundled into the deal.

According to Apple, the software will be available for free with the purchase of a new iPad, iPhone, or fifth-generation iPod touch.

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"We think that iWork is a really key advantage for our customers' productivity, and iPhoto and iMovie are great for creativity," said Tim Cook. "Almost all of our customers want these apps."

Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are normally a $9.99 download from the App Store, while iMovie and iPhoto are priced at $4.99.

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Posted: 8 months ago
So no GarageBand?
Rating: 8 Positives
Posted: 8 months ago
Next shoe to drop: iWork bundled with new Macs.
Rating: 4 Positives
Posted: 8 months ago
so what if i restore my phone?
Rating: 3 Positives
Posted: 8 months ago


At 1:54pm: Bah! I already bought them all. Will I get a store credit???


No.


[B]At 2:11pm:[/B] Bah! I already bought them all. Will I get a store credit???


Still no. [Mod note: Fixed :)]

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My idea:

Erase and restore, sign in, download all apps free when prompted.

Erase and restore again, restore from backup, re-download them from your Purchase history.
Rating: 3 Positives
Posted: 8 months ago
Lame should be free for everyone.
Rating: 3 Positives
Posted: 8 months ago

They should have done this from the start. They should also give everyone 5GB of iCloud storage per device too.


And a pony. Everyone should also get a pony.

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Well at least now we'll know whether or not Apple is making any (direct) profit on these apps. :)
Rating: 3 Positives
Posted: 8 months ago

And a pony. Everyone should also get a pony.[COLOR="#808080"]


I think you mean iPony. The thinnest pony yet.
Rating: 2 Positives
Posted: 8 months ago
They should have done this from the start. They should also give everyone 5GB of iCloud storage per device too.
Rating: 2 Positives
Posted: 8 months ago
Bah! I already bought them all. Will I get a store credit???
Rating: 2 Positives
Posted: 8 months ago


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Since Apple ID is pretty much required to use the device, when you launch the device for very first time, (yes, very first time), and sign in, the apps will be automatically added and tied to your Apple ID.

So, technically, you can download it to all your devices you own that was previously purchased after setting up the new device.


So, sounds like if you REALLY don't want to pay for these apps, go to the Apple Store, buy an iPod Touch, go home and set it up, wipe it, return it. You might be out the tax, but in most places that will be
Rating: 1 Positives

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