Very exciting news on 9to5 Mac today about the possibility of Apple making the iWorks suite, as well as some of its other premium apps, free content with the advent of iOS 7. The news initially broke via a couple of eagle-eyed Twitter users who spotted that iWorks apps Pages, Numbers and Keynote all appear listed as free downloads in the newly released iOS 7 beta 3. Also included in the list of free apps are the likes of Garageband, iMovie and iPhoto, all of which are now currently paid apps. As 9to5 Mac notes, this move could have something to do with the upcoming launch of iWork for iCloud web apps, which will be free to use, thus Apple is possibly thinking that it makes good business sense to have both the iOS and iCloud iWork apps available to all for free. Being able to download these apps for free would certainly be a big saving for iOS users who haven't already purchased the apps at full price, with Keynote, Pages and Numbers all costing $9.99 currently.
Big thanks to Super Moderator skimonkey for the heads up on this story!
Source: iWork, iLife appear in iOS 7 free downloads screen, corroborates Apple apps going free theory | 9to5Mac