“I’ll agree that making these apps (which were already provided no charge to people who bought new Macs, iPhone, and iPads) free across the board is largely a positive move,” Moren writes. “But that decision does have some consequences that could be a downside for end users, developers, and even Apple.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Hopefully, as the years go by and Apple’s management changes, the beancounters won’t look at these apps as a non-revenue-generating expense and cease to allocate resources.
In fact, given the current Apple management’s treatment of the Mac, a large revenue-generating business, hopefully the beancounters won’t look at these apps as a non-revenue-generating expense and cease to allocate resources.
Apple makes iMovie, GarageBand, and iWork apps for Mac and iOS devices free for all users – April 18, 2017