Apple's revamped productivity and lifestyle software is free, and full of new features. But some users are howling over what's been taken out.
Apple has introduced a new generation of its iWork and iLife suites of apps, and they'll be available for free with every new Mac or iOS device purchase.
At its iPad event Tuesday, Apple announced updates for iLife and iWork.
Apple's Eddy Cue shows off revamped versions of the company's iLife suite. iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand are all getting new looks, including new editing features for iMovie.
Updates for Apple's work and play software for iOS briefly appeared on the company's Web site over the weekend, just ahead of Apple's special event.
The electronics giant is projecting stronger-than-expected sales this holiday even after delivering better-than-anticipated revenue in the September quarter. The only negative was another drop in iPad sales.
Apple, which will show off its newest iPad on Thursday, has to wrestle with the truth that consumers just aren't buying tablets as frequently as smartphones.
Alongside the iPhone announcements yesterday, Apple also made its iWork and iLife iPhone and iPad apps free to all new device purchasers, backdated to the start of September.
A processor bump and price cut are nice, but a next-gen laptop from Apple needs more updated features.
The newest version of Apple's Mac operating system is being adopted faster than older versions of the software, according to stats from ad network Chitika.