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What do you expect to see during the Apple Special Event keynote?

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#16 Shadrack

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 22:24

I got iWork for free with my new 2010 MBP and it states $19.99 for me on the App Store, so my guess is, those of us who want the new update either have to buy a new Mac or cough up $20.

 

That is, unless someone knows of another way Apple has it released for us. I remember when there was an update, I think earlier this year, maybe last, where they had the update hidden on their website.

 

I think that's right.  At least that is what I recall.  If you have the previous "box" version you get updates through that to a point.  If you want the "App Store" updates (which are newer) you have to buy through the App Store I think.




#17 Shadrack

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 22:28

Lol, it looks like they only got as far as updating the icons for Keynote, Pages, and Numbers on the iCloud website.  Once you open the webapp, its the same old UI.



#18 Sikh

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 00:20

The Box updates / the mac app store updates are the same.

When mac rumors reported the updates for pages went live, my mac that got iWork for free when I purchased my retina last year, updated. Our "retail" copies of iWork that were installed on our older macs in our small mac lab at work started updating when I clicked update. For those, it replaced the older versions with newer versions outside of the "iWork 09" folder :D.

All of our newer iMacs will all be upgraded via app store soon. So, apple completely upgraded iWork. For those that dont own it, they have to buy it, but theres not many people that bought it and have a mac, atleast I hope because iWork came virtually free with every Mac since the app store was announced and even before then the boxed copies came. Those that bought it, probably had boxed copies or just ended up buying it again. Regardless $60 isnt bad for what is lifetime of updates, and so far iWork just keeps getting better for free.



#19 Hurmoth

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 00:21

I think that's right.  At least that is what I recall.  If you have the previous "box" version you get updates through that to a point.  If you want the "App Store" updates (which are newer) you have to buy through the App Store I think.

That sucks. I really wanted the update, but frankly, with the free version at icloud.com, and Google Docs, I don't really feel the need to spend $20 to this right now. I might have considered it if it was more like $5-10, but with my budget right now, it isn't worth it to me.



#20 Mr.XXIV

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 00:23

The fact that I can update to Mavericks right now, I'm so anxious. But my Apple Supervisors are telling me not to until the systems are updated for the whole entire customer support department.  :(



#21 OP +Frank B.

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 04:31

Was iWorks released for free for all users or just folks who buy new Macs?

 

Edit: Never mind.  I see it is new Macs only.  Rats.  I was hoping to get it for free.  Would like it, but I NEED MS Office on my Mac, I only want iWorks.

The update is free for those with older copies of iLife/iWork as well, even the boxed copies: http://9to5mac.com/2...-mac-app-store/





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