At the iPhone event last month on September 10, Apple announced that it was going to give away its iPhoto, iMovie and iWorks productivity apps for free with any new iOS device.
So we assumed that the apps would be free for customers who purchased a new iOS device on or after September 10th. The good news is that Apple has decided to offer these apps for free to customers who purchased an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch on or after September 1st.
MacRumors reports that Apple is sending out emails to customers who had purchased these apps on or after September 1st and giving them iTunes Store credits. The credit can be used to purchase content on the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store.
Here’s a screenshot of the email that was sent to one of the customers:
Let us know if you’ve received such an email.
You should ideally have got an option to download the free apps when launch the App Store on your new iOS device for the first time. If you didn’t download the apps at that time, then launch the App Store, tap on the Featured tab and then on the Apps Made by Apple card, and download these apps, which should show up as free. Alternatively, you could search for the apps and download them individually.
It’s a cool $40 savings (Pages, Keynote, Numbers are normally $9.99 each, while iMovie and iPhoto are $4.99 each in the App Store), so don’t miss it.