Following the release of OS X Mavericks, Apple has changed its upgrade policy by disabling the authentication systems for the legitimacy of the software to be upgraded, so that we can upgrade older versions of Aperture, iWork, and iLife even if they have been downloaded illegally. Apple trusts in the honesty of its users and therefore does not take decisive action against this problem.
As part of its efforts to ensure that all Mac software owners can upgrade to the latest versions of their software on the Mac App Store, Apple is deliberately allowing users with any version of Aperture, iLife, and iWork installed on their system to upgrade from the Mac App Store – even to those illegally purchased or trial versions.
In order to ensure that unofficial software owners are not left behind, according to an anonymous Apple source, Cupertino’s company has removed the update authenticity verification mechanism and is pushing software updates through the Mac App Store.
According to this same anonymous source:
As a result of Apple’s changes, all users with older versions of Aperture, iWork, or iLife installed – even if purchased non-legally – should be able to upgrade to the latest versions from the Mac App Store .
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