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Last Edited by ritmomundo October 23, 2013 at 01:02 PM
Yesterday, Apple announced that iLife and iWork would be free with all new Macs, but $20 per app for older Mac owners. However, since then, they've allowed everyone to update to the latest versions for free if they have any version of the software installed on their system.

You should already have an old version of iLife (which is pre-installed on all new Macs) installed, so open the Mac App Store (MAS) and individually click "update" for iPhoto and iMovie. GarageBand is a completely new installation, so that will not have an "update" button, but it will be free.

If you have an old version of iWork installed, do the same for Pages, Keynote, and Numbers. If you don't see the "update" button, restart your computer and check the MAS again.

If you don't have iWork installed previously, you can still update to the latest full versions if you have the old trial installed on your computer. Click here to download the iWork '09 30-day trial [softpedia.com] and install it. Restart your Mac so your system registers the applications. Now open up the Mac App Store, and you will see "update" next to Pages, Keynote and Numbers. Individually update them. They will remain in your "Purchases" forever.

Once everything is finished installing, go to your Application folder in Finder and delete the older versions of iMovie, GarageBand, and iWork (they will be in folders - you can just delete the folders themselves).

Direct links to Mac App Store programs: Pages [apple.com], Numbers [apple.com], Keynote [apple.com], GarageBand [apple.com], iPhoto [apple.com], iMovie [apple.com]
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Last Edited by calistyle October 23, 2013 at 05:28 PM
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“iWork09Trial.mpkg” can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer.
For people having difficulties opening/installing the trial, if the suggestions here did not help you, then go to your System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General tab > Change "Allow apps downloaded from: MAS and identified developers" to "Anywhere" (you may have to click the "lock" icon in the lower left of the window to make changes to this setting). Then install the trial. You can change the setting back afterward if you prefer.
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#3
great trick. thanks

Quote from ritmomundo View Post :
Yesterday, Apple announced that iLife and iWork would be free with all new Macs, but $20 per app for older Mac owners. However, since then, they've allowed everyone to update to the latest versions for free if they have any version of the software installed on their system.

You should already have an old version of iLife (which is pre-installed on all new Macs) installed, so open the Mac App Store (MAS) and individually click "update" for iPhoto and iMovie. GarageBand is a completely new installation, so that will not have an "update" button, but it will be free.

If you have an old version of iWork installed, do the same for Pages, Keynote, and Numbers. If you don't see the "update" button, restart your computer and check the MAS again.

If you don't have iWork installed previously, you can still update to the latest full versions if you have the old trial installed on your computer. Click here to download the iWork '09 30-day trial [softpedia.com] and install it. Restart your Mac so your system registers the applications. Now open up the Mac App Store, and you will see "update" next to Pages, Keynote and Numbers. Individually update them. They will remain in your "Purchases" forever.

Once everything is finished installing, go to your Application folder in Finder and delete the older versions of iMovie, GarageBand, and iWork (they will be in folders - you can just delete the folders themselves).

Direct links to Mac App Store programs: Pages [apple.com], Numbers [apple.com], Keynote [apple.com], GarageBand [apple.com], iPhoto [apple.com], iMovie [apple.com]
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#4
Can't believe this worked but it did thank you!
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#5
Neat !
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#6
worked for me. thx
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#7
when i try and install it says it can't because it's from an unidentified developer... help?
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#8
people should jump on it now before apple catches on with the iwork trial trick. lol
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#9
Nice find. Thanks, OP!
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#10
Thanks for the iWork trial trick. Trying it now.

On another note I have iLife 08 and iWork 08 installed and they are not showing a free update. Must just be the newer versions that get the free update.
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Quote from Kensic View Post :
people should jump on it now before apple catches on with the iwork trial trick. lol
this has been going on ever since they introduced the app store laugh out loud they aren't going to be changing this
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Thanks for the tip OP
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when i try and install it says it can't because it's from an unidentified developer... help?
control + click -> open
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#14
I got this error when trying the trial trick:

Update Unavailable with This Apple ID:

This update is for an app downloaded with a different Apple ID. Sign in with that Apple ID and try again.

Tried a different Apple ID but no dice.
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control + click -> open
Thanks... I am kind of new to Macs...
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