Apple just made a bunch of apps free for everyone

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Now Apple is totally removing the price from its iWork and iLife apps and making both suites free for all Mac and iOS users.

Likewise with iMovie for macOS ($14.99) and GarageBand was listed for ($4.99), the change in tack represents some pretty serious potential changes for Apple device owners. Put another way, the only folks who will notice a change are those who might have had trouble downloading the apps in the first place. Now the apps are free all the time. However, this was limited exclusively to new devices and you had to purchase new hardware to avail yourself of this offer. Many customers already had free copies of these apps, as they came free with new Mac or iOS devices.

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The apps included in Apple's office suite iWork (equivalent to Microsoft Office and Google Docs) are now free on all supported Mac computers and iOS devices, including word processor Pages, spreadsheet app Numbers and presentation software Keynote. However, moving forward, all users will be able to use it for free. It includes Keynotes, Pages, Numbers and iPhotos. Apple users who hadn't made a device purchase in the last few years, on the other hand, still had to buy the apps directly from the App Store. You'll find all of the offerings in Apple's Mac and iOS App Stores.