Apple Apps Gone Free

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    Pages, Numbers and Keynote appear to be free for iOS devices. The Mac versions are still $20 each.

    Also iMovie and iPhoto iOS versions are free.

    No idea whether there is a time limit on these.
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    Yeah, I saw them as free downloads on the app store and wasted no time in downloading Pages and Keynote. Don't really need Numbers, but will download that as well.
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    They are already free for newly bought devices. Since September 2013.
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    Sounds good. So there's probably no time limit on this, then.
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    Perhaps they are only free for some. I just checked and they are $9.99 each in the US Apple Store. I checked with an iPad 4 iOS 7.0.6. My wife bought it for me in December 2012. (That sounds so long ago.) Maybe I need to refresh my store account?
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    The apps are only free if you purchased a qualifying iOS device or Mac after October 23rd. This does not apply to older devices such as the iPad 2.
    Once downloaded to the qualifying device, however, you can download the apps to any of your devices capable of running on iOS 7 at no additional cost.
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    Hi Kevin! So good to see you!! ;)

    They came free with the iPad Air......although I did notice the price still on them when I went to download them on my iPad 2......I then accessed them from the bottom of the Featured Screen - Apps made by Apple......they had the Cloud download icon there.

    They may also be free for the new mini Retina and the latest iPhone. I also think if you bought a new Mac you got them free there also.

    Hopefully someone will be able to confirm this.

    Edit......I see you beat me Sci! Good to know then! ;)
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    Even I thought so, but when I searched up these apps (without logging into any Apple ID), they were still $9.99 on an iPhone 5s, I exchanged recently for an iPhone 4s. I don't know why that happened, but I got them for free when I logged into my Apple ID :)
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    The easiest way to get the apps for free on your other devices after first downloading them to a qualifying device is to go to the purchased list on your other devices. That's how I did it.
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    Of course it showed $9.99. As long as you don't sign in with the Apple ID that purchased the device, you don't get it for free.


    image-8092549.jpg

    Keynote without Apple ID, I get the same result with my US Apple ID.
    I purchased an iPad Air, so the apps were free for me as well.
    This is what I see when I sign in with my Austrian Apple ID, which I used to purchase the Air:


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    OK. That explains it. I just bought an iPhone 5S so I guess that's why I qualified. Sorry for the false alarm.
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    Lol Kevin yep yu qualify big time
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    I guess there was a time limit because they aren't free now! Unless I'm looking in the wrong place but I don't think so! I am sorry I missed the sale!


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    They are free if you have recently bought an iOS device. You have to look in the App Store using the device that qualifies.

    I've since found out that the Mac versions are included with new Macs. My MBP doesn't qualify, unfortunately.
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    Thanks Kevin! Excuse my ignorance but what is your MBP? Thanks, Kevin! :) ;). :) ;)


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    Thank you! Yep, my iPad 2 is my first step into the apple world and I love it, I want some more toys but no $$$$ to get them!


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