Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Apple makes iLife and iWork apps free! - How to get older versions for your older devices!

Not only did Apple update the apps, but today changed the pricing for its iLife and iWork apps to free! This applies to both the iOS and MacOS versions of the apps.

iMovie for Mac was priced at $14.99 and GarageBand for Mac for $4.99. Pages, Keynote, and Numbers for Mac each were priced at $19.99 for new customers on older hardware. The apps came preinstalled on brand new computers, but if you purchased a used computer or wiped the hard drive without registering the apps before hand, you had to purchase the apps at full price to use them. That is a savings of over $49 for MacOS users.

For iOS users both iMovie and GarageBand were $4.99 each if you were using iOS devices not purchased in the last few years. Pages, Keynote, and Numbers for iOS each cost $9.99 for new customers on older hardware. That is a savings of over $39 for iOS users

The trick to getting the new free apps for your older devices is this. First download the new version of the app on your up to date current iOS or MacOS device. Then on your older device hop on over to the app store and search for the app (Or click the links below). When the older device goes to download the newer version of the app, you will be prompted to download the older appropriate version for your device.

Here are direct download links to all the apps: