GarageBand To Be Made Free For All iOS Users

Back when Apple first showed off iOS 7, the company announced that several of its paid apps would become available for free to anyone that bought a new iPhone after September 1st. Initially, this list did not include GarageBand and featured only iPhoto, iMovie, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. Now, however, it seems as though ALL iOS 7 users will in-fact end up getting GarageBand for free.

Apple recently updated its site’s “Built-in Apps” page to include this added description for GarageBand.

GarageBand is free on the App Store for all iOS 7 compatible devices; additional GarageBand instruments and sounds are available with an in-app purchase. iPhoto, iMovie, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are free on the App Store for qualifying iOS 7 compatible devices activated on or after September 1, 2013.

Apple also updated the page to feature new iOS 7 icons for these apps, proving that new updates are on the way for all of them. Here is a side-by-side of the new iOS 7 icons versus the old icons.


Apple has since pulled all of these changes from its website.

There’s a good chance we’ll hear more about these updated apps at tomorrow’s big event.

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