Got iTunes Volume Purchasing? Get six iWork & iLife apps for free.

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Late last year Apple dropped the price of its suite of productivity apps to precisely zero dollars. Well, that is if you purchased a device after September 13, 2013. That was all well and good for individuals. But if you signed up for the institutional iTunes Volume Purchase Program (VPP) it wasn't so easy to send these "free" apps to devices.

Apple has simplified this — somewhat — and published the new information in a Knowledge Base article. Here is the beef:

  • You need to be enrolled in VPP.
  • You need to have an invoice or purchase order showing you purchased devices after September 13, 2013.
  • Includes Keynote, Pages, Numbers, iPhoto, GarageBand, and iMovie. (Keynote is Apple's PowerPoint alternative and is pretty damn good.) Each of these are normally $10.

See the document for the step by step. By the way, it appears this isn't all you can eat. You will be eligible for a quantity of free apps matching the quantity of devices purchased after the cutoff date. Let us know in the comments what your experience is.

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Joined: Apr 3, 2014

That's a great find, thanks

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That's a great find, thanks Aaron! Smile

superballsdeep's picture


Joined: May 31, 2014

Good news,ish

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Great post, not something many people know about.

My problem is that they are going to send you redemption codes, rather than VPP tokens. Codes are great for last year, before VPP token deployment came out.

Also, the same thing would be nice for Mac Apps as well.


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