Apple’s Mac App Store screenshot shows iPhoto, iMove and GarageBand as individual $14.99 downloads

Ben Sillis reports for Electricpig, “Take a look at this official picture of the Mac App Store, headed to OS X in the new few months. Look a little closer. If we’re not mistaken, it’s stocking the individual iLife apps – iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand – and offering them for sale separately.”

“Want iPhoto but don’t need GarageBand? Now it looks like you might not have to fork out for the whole £45 [US$49] pricetag of iLife 11 to get it,” Sillis reports.

MacDailyNews Take: Whole $49 pricetag? Puleeze. The value iLife delivers for $49 is incredible. That said, consumer choice trumps bundling every time.

Sillis reports, “This screenshot shows iPhoto, iMove and GarageBand all as individual downloads, priced at $14.99 each (around £9.50).”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: If Apple will be offering iLife apps separately, that is a very good thing. It makes sense as it’s exactly what they’ve done with iWork for the iPad (Pages, Numbers and Keynote for $9.99 each). We are always in favor of letting the customer decide vs. bundling of any kind.

50 Comments

  1. This gives (for those of us who use it) HOPE that there will be a REAL update for iWeb available soon.

    PLUS+ wouldnt it be grand if they offered another tool called: iApp

    App designing “for the rest of us”

    hmmmm….. that could be a winner!

  2. This gives (for those of us who use it) HOPE that there will be a REAL update for iWeb available soon.

    PLUS+ wouldnt it be grand if they offered another tool called: iApp

    App designing “for the rest of us”

    hmmmm….. that could be a winner!

  3. Very interesting.

    I think that they’re also doing this to demonstrate a low pricing model. What Apple has done for software over the past few years is incredible.

    Low prices, innovation, developers getting to develop and not worry about distribution, simplicity, security, ease-of-use for the consumer.

    It’s wonderful that this is coming to the Mac.

  4. Very interesting.

    I think that they’re also doing this to demonstrate a low pricing model. What Apple has done for software over the past few years is incredible.

    Low prices, innovation, developers getting to develop and not worry about distribution, simplicity, security, ease-of-use for the consumer.

    It’s wonderful that this is coming to the Mac.

  5. On another note, I love that the Mac App store is it’s own separate storefront. Enough with cramming everything into iTunes.

    I think that Apple has an opportunity here to unbundle some of iTunes: make the iTunes store separate, Ping web-based, iOS sync a separate lean pop-up when you plug in a device, etc.

    But I think I’m dreaming.

  6. On another note, I love that the Mac App store is it’s own separate storefront. Enough with cramming everything into iTunes.

    I think that Apple has an opportunity here to unbundle some of iTunes: make the iTunes store separate, Ping web-based, iOS sync a separate lean pop-up when you plug in a device, etc.

    But I think I’m dreaming.

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