Apple May Offer Free GarageBand and Updated Icons

Apple may soon update iLife and iWork app icons for iOS

Apple announced a few weeks ago that it would make some of its most important paid apps available to its users free of charge. Among these applications, we talked about Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iPhoto and also iMovie. And it seems that now they are planning to add one more, the famous GarageBand. That is, Apple will offer its two most important suites for free: iWork and iLife .

As we discussed last week, Apple mistakenly showed the new iOS 7 adapted icons of the applications on the iCloud settings page. However, neither the apps nor the icons have been updated in the App Store, suggesting that the announcement and renewal of the icons (and perhaps the design) could be announced this very afternoon, at the event Apple has called for today, October 22nd.

Apple May Offer Free GarageBand and Updated Icons
Apple May Offer Free GarageBand and Updated Icons

A new bug in Apple’s US website, and more specifically in the section on applications ” Built in Apps “, showed for a short period of time the GarageBand app, something that at the moment makes no sense, since in this section they only show free applications .

This bug must have occurred while testing the new iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Keynote, Pages and Numbers icons in the style of iOS 7 . Later Apple took a step back and removed the mentions of GarageBand and also the new icons, but fortunately there are screenshots of how that page looked with the new features.

GarageBand for iOS could become free with in-app shopping

On Apple’s page about apps we can currently read in the small print:

In MacRumors they claim that the text removed from the site reads: ” GarageBand is free on the App Store for all iOS 7 compatible devices; additional GarageBand instruments and sounds are available for purchase within the application “. That is, Apple might be thinking of offering to download the app for free and offer in-app purchases to increase your chances.

Apple is also expected to update the desktop versions of the iLife and iWork applications , which have not seen a major update in quite some time. Among the features most anticipated by Cupertino’s fans is an update to iLife that supports the new iPhone 5s capture formats, including slow-motion video editing and burst photo imports.

We’re certainly pleased that Apple is offering these apps for free, even if it’s only for buyers of new devices. Would you like Apple to include any more apps for free?

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