Let’s start by saying: iWork, iMovie and GarageBand software were already free for those who, from 2013, had bought a new Mac computer or Apple smartphone and tablet. All the others, however, had to pay a set price for working with Cupertino productivity editors, as well as creating and editing music tracks and movies. From yesterday onwards, anyone who owns an iDevice, any year, will be able to download the programs free of charge, without restrictions and with a full license. What made change in idea in Cupertino? Probably the competition strategies like Microsoft, which has done everything to popularize the major rival platforms, including the same MacOS but also the reduced declines of iPhone, iPad and Android devices, where its suite has become a choice of level, Especially since it supports a wider spectrum of files, without distinction between desktop and mobile.
Apparently, the choice to distribute free of charge the various programs would also depend on the desire to simplify the access of schools and training bodies to specific platforms, after years when the dedicated offer was perhaps lost between unclear use policies and Often do not use it properly. It is to be said that even those who do not frequently use the different Pages, Numbers, Keynote, GarageBand and iMovie, would do well to download them at least once. The reason? Downloads are associated with the single account, so even if they have to pay back in the future, perhaps for a substantial software upgrade, their availability should continue to be free, with a clear advantage over newer machines.