Apple makes iWork apps, iMovie and GarageBand free to download

GarageBand, iMovie and iWork (Pages, Keynote and Numbers) now cost nothing for any Mac OS and iOS customers.

Now by dropping the price to free, it made those apps open to everyone. However, Apple only brought this policy about in late 2013, meaning people who had bought their product before that would have to shell out cash for the apps.

Those who have already purchased a new Mac or iOS device already got the apps for free.

The hope here, according to Apple, is that businesses and various educational centers will be able to more quickly and easily access and download these apps. Apple's two remaining iLife apps, GarageBand and iMovie, are also free.

Before these apps were given free only to the customers who purchased a new Apple devices like Mac or iOS.

In case of older macOS hardware users, iMovie had to be purchased for $14.99, while GarageBand set them back by $4.99. While most users with iOS and macOS devices were already using them for free, some legacy handset users were still forced to pay a premium fee for using these apps. Earlier the owners of the old device had to pay some bucks to install those apps. We first saw the news on MacRumors.

At the time of writing, the iWork page had not been updated to reflect the changes.

Apple's answers to Microsoft Office - Pages, Keynote, and Numbers - are also available if you want to deliver your next presentation with a little bit of flair.

Vanessa Coleman