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.

Top Rated Comments

Tmelon Avatar
136 months ago
So no GarageBand?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
IJ Reilly Avatar
136 months ago
Next shoe to drop: iWork bundled with new Macs.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Lazy Avatar
136 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. :)
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TsMkLg068426 Avatar
136 months ago
Lame should be free for everyone.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SkippyThorson Avatar
136 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.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bushido Avatar
136 months ago
so what if i restore my phone?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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