Apple’s iLife and iWork apps preinstalled on 64GB and 128GB iPhone 6/Plus

“You’ll notice a few new apps (and less available storage) on your new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus later this week when you fire it up for the first time,” Dan DeSilva reports for 9to5Mac.

“According to an internal Apple Retail training document (seen below), iOS 8 compatible iLife and iWork apps will come pre-installed on iPhone 6 and 6 Plus,” DeSilva reports. “This includes iMovie, GarageBand, Keynote, Pages, Numbers, and iTunes U. Owners of the 16GB models of Apple’s newest smartphones will still have access to these apps for free, but they must be downloaded from the App Store manually or via an App Store prompt.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: Yes, you can delete them if you wish.


  1. But are they able to be deleted?
    I have zero use for keynote for example..

    Granted we are talking 500mb but still. I have always disliked newsstand, at least it can now be put in a folder.

    1. That’s a joke, right? PCs have shipped for decades with lots of bloatware. Personally, I think this is probably a bad idea. They should instead provide a single link that lets people download these apps if they want them. One of Apple’s differentiators from the Phone Company provided phones is that Apple doesn’t lard it up with bloatware. I think Apple’s software is better than bloatware as none of them are demos. Still, I’m not going to compose music or do a spreadsheet on my phone. Others might. But deleting things on iOS is really simple and there’s a LOT of space on these things, so it’s not a big deal. But they are in some danger of losing the perception that they don’t bog you down with bloatware.

      1. There is a fundamental difference between bloadware (also known as crapware) and what Apple did on high-capacity iPhones.

        Bloatware usually slows the device down, as it installs various services that run in the background.

        None of the iLife / iWork apps run in the background on iOS. However, they are very practical when user receives a Word, PowerPoint or Excel file.

  2. So if it is preinstalled, does that mean when you register your iPhone6/6+ (64/128)GB it will at the same time automatically add iLife and iWork to your iTunes account? If not how will iTunes know they need to be updated on your phone when they are updated in the store?

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