On Tuesday, the Silicon Valley giant updated the apps and made them available for free to all Mac and iOS users. Anyone who wants to check out iWork, iMovie and GarageBand can now do so without having to pay for them.
In 2013, Apple started giving away the iLife and iWork suites for free to buyers of new iOS devices, like iPhones, iPod Touches and iPads. The iWork suite includes Pages, the company's word processing application, as well as Keynote, its alternatives to PowerPoint, and Numbers, its Excel-like spreadsheet application. This eliminates the need to buy new Apple hardware to get these apps for free.
GarageBand and iMovie will appeal to Apple's more creative users, letting you easily make music and edit videos while either sat at your computer or on the fly via your portable iDevice. Therefore, Apple may subtly be preventing users from paying for apps, which may soon no longer work on the 64-bit system.
Apple has cut the cost of a number of its own-brand apps, offering up a range of software completely for free. However, moving forward, all users will be able to use it for free. However, expect the page to update its contents once the price drop starts rolling or takes effect. Organizations can now easily download free distribution copies for iWork, GarageBand and iMovie in the Apple Volume Purchase Program (VPP) store.
iMovie, Numbers, Keynote, Pages, and GarageBand for both Mac and iOS devices have been updated and are now listed in the App Store for free.