iLife - Last Minute Reconsideration?
ThinkSecret reports that the final release of iLife -- with downloadable iMovie 3 and iPhoto 2 -- may have been a last minute departure from the original plan.
Think Secret has been told by a number of sources within Apple and outside the company that it was only after receiving negative e-mail and reading online message board traffic critical of Apple's decision to charge for brand new versions of iPhoto 2, iMovie 3, iDVD 3, and the already-available iTunes 3, that Jobs decided to distribute iPhoto and iMovie at no charge.
Clarification: Since some people seem to have difficulty with the interpretation of the above story, let me clarify. Yes, everyone is aware iMovie 3 and iPhoto 2 were announced as free at the Keynote. The rumor is that this was not the original plan, and that the plan changed a few days before the Keynote.