Although Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iMovie, and GarageBand were already free for those who purchased qualifying products, Apple recently clarified the licensing and made it easier to obtain these apps.
How making its iWork and iLife apps free could hurt Apple and its users
“Free” seems like a good thing, right? After all, who doesn’t like not paying for things? This week’s announcement that Apple’s productivity and creative software—namely Pages, Numbers, Keynote, GarageBand, and iMovie—is now free to all users was mainly greeted with a positive reaction from pundits and consumers alike.