As part of the new iPhone 5S and 5C announcement today, Tim Cook revealed that Apple will be offering its premium iWork and iLife apps for free with new iOS devices. Pages. Numbers, Keynote, iMovie, and iPhoto are available for both the iPhone/iPod Touch, and the iPad, and represent some of the best content production apps available for iOS. In the past, these would have set you back a cool $39.95, so kudos to Apple for making an attractive offer to new users.
Like iBooks is currently, the iWork and iLife apps will be offered to users for download after device setup. So, it seems that this offer will not extend to current devices. While the apps have all been updated for compatibility with iOS 7, it doesn’t look like they’ve gotten the iOS 7 interface treatment quite yet. We’ll see if that happens in next week’s leadup to the launch of iOS 7 and the new iPhone 5S and 5C.