Apple sensitively rolled out updated versions of a iWork, iMovie and GarageBand apps on Mac and iOS today, creation them giveaway for all business on both platforms. Many business already had giveaway copies of these apps, as they came free with new Mac or iOS devices. The pricing change, however, removes a requirement to have bought new Apple hardware to get a apps for free. This expands a apps’ strech to anyone regulating Apple devices, even if they never bought new or are regulating comparison devices.
The news of a cost change was initial reported by MacRumors, and we’ve confirmed.
iWork is indeed a apartment of productivity apps — Numbers, Keynote and Pages — meant to opposition Microsoft Office and Google Docs. Meanwhile, GarageBand and iMovie are some-more consumer-focused tools, for song and video editing.
Prior to a cost change, a Mac versions of a iWork apps were $19.99 and a iOS versions were $9.99 every for those business who hadn’t bought a new device in a past few years. iMovie and GarageBand for Mac were $14.99 and $4.99, respectively, and their iOS counterparts were $4.99 on a App Store.
Since late 2013, Apple had been bundling these apps with new iPhones, iPads, iPod hold inclination and Macs, or creation them giveaway to download.
Below is a list of a now free apps, along with a program chronicle mandate indispensable to run a latest versions:
- iWork Mac: macOS 10.12 or later
- iWork iOS: iOS 10.0 or later
- iMovie Mac: macOS 10.11.2 or later
- iMovie iOS: iOS 9.3 or later
- GarageBand Mac: macOS 10.10 or later
- GarageBand iOS: iOS 10.2 or later