The words ‘Apple’ and ‘free’ don’t come together in a sentence very often, but when they do, people whip their heads around like startled Jack-rabbits, curious for more information about this unexpected generosity.
We had a similar reaction when we heard that Apple had made several of its apps free. Actually, our first reaction was outright disbelief, but as more reports came pouring in, we had no other choice but to investigate and confirm the news.
Yes, Apple has made a bunch of its app free for iOS and macOS users.
Hold on now. Hold now. Before you pop the champagne and put on your party hats, you should know that the Apple apps that are being offered for free are GarageBand, iMovie, and the entire iWork suite, which includes Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.
I know what you’re thinking – But, I already have these apps on by iPhone / iPad / Macbook!
That’s right. People who bought new devices from 2013 onwards could already download these apps at no extra cost from the AppStore. This new development is only going to affect those who haven’t bought a new device recently.
So, the question that comes to mind immediately is – Who are these people who haven’t bought a new Apple device for the last four years? I am not sure they’re eligible to the membership of the Apple Fan Club. TRAITORS!
Jokes aside, there’s zero cause for celebration for anybody who’s bought an iPhone, iPad, and/or Macbook recently so that you can wipe that anticipation off your faces.
For the others who’ve been hanging on to their archaic devices, congratulations, you have access to some of Apple’s own great apps. Use it or not, it’s free for you. Yay?