Apple: We Know It’s Easy To Steal Our New Mac Apps, But We Hope You Won’t



While Apple’s iLife and iWork software suites are considerably cheaper than competing products from rival companies, there’s still a bunch of people who would rather download them illegally than have to fork out the $20 fee for each app. And believe it or not, those who do will get a free upgrade to the latest versions direct from Apple.

When the Cupertino company pushed out its latest OS X apps following the iPad event earlier this week, anyone who had already installed the apps on their Mac was entitled to the latest version for free — even if the were using trial software, or they had downloaded the apps illegally.

Apple knows this, and it says it wasn’t just a bug. It also accepts that it’s easy to pirate its software — but it would rather trust you not to than implement some cumbersome anti-piracy feature.

Apple Announces New iLife Apps For iOS And OS X, Available For Free Today [iPad Event]



Apple SVP Eddie Cue announced today that a new version of iLife for both iOS and OS X will be released today. All of the apps have been coded with 64-bit support as well as heavy iCloud integration.

iPhoto for iOS has been updated with an all new look. Apple has added Photo Books to iPhoto for iPad. You can arrange your own coffee table book and send it to Apple to be printed and then shipped to your house.