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Apple pulls Aperture, iWork trials from website

updated 10:40 am EDT, Mon April 16, 2012

Pushes users to Mac App Store

Apple has removed trial versions of Aperture and the iWork suite from its website, reports observe. In both cases, users are now being asked to visit the Mac App Store and pay for full products. "The trial version of iWork is no longer supported. But you can easily purchase Keynote, Pages, and Numbers from the Mac App Store to start creating beautiful presentations, documents, and spreadsheets today," the US iWork page reads.

Aperture 3 is $80, and the three iWork apps (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote) are $20 each. Some international versions of the Apple website -- such as the Italian one -- may still have trial pages up, but the downloads may fail and still bring visitors back to a page about buying at the Mac App Store. With the trials gone, there is no longer a way of testing the apps without paying first.




by MacNN Staff

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  1. nostrademas

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +6

    Indication of update

    Given how long in the tooth iWork suite is, hopefully this is a signal that a new version is imminent. Clearly Apple software is all going Mac App Store only, so a downloadable trial is not part of the picture.

    Speaking of pictures, Aperture 4 would be good as LR4 and others seem to be ahead on RAW processing engines, working with layers and selective adjustments, etc.

  1. Stuke

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

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    Both iWork and Aperture need an update and given the current Mac App Store approach of buy once and (hopefully) not again, both are bargains inside the MAS.

  1. pairof9s

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Final Cut Pro X remains

    This seems to be the final app that Apple provides available for trial.

  1. driven

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    iCloud please

    Even if they do NOTHING to update these apps, please at least add in iCloud support. That's all I want ... then it will sync my Numbers docs so nicely with my iPad. :-)

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