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Is iWork 4.1 a free upgrade if you have iWork '09?

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cjdomin Calculating status...
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Jul 24, 2011 1:23 PM

I recently did a clean install of OS X Lion on my macbook pro, and have yet to install iWork '09 as I'm deciding between using it or switching to MS Office. I just saw the "New Version 4.1" of iWork in the App Store and am wondering if it's a free upgrade if you already have iWork '09? It is showing up as costing $80 but I don't currently have iWork installed. I don't want to install it if I'm going to have to pay to upgrade, I'll probably just switch to MS, so I was wondering if the upgrade is free if you already have iWork '09 or do you still have to dish out the $80.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • jmilleruk Calculating status...
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    Jul 24, 2011 1:27 PM (in response to cjdomin)

    iWork 09 does actually consist of Pages 4.1 (after the update which can be found on the App Store of through Software Update). If you have iWork, then you have the latest version; the 4.1 update is to support functionality in Lion.

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    Jul 24, 2011 1:37 PM (in response to cjdomin)

    If iWork '09 (the package) is already installed on a machine, you are allowed to move it in an other one if you remove the copy from its old location.

    This done, you may apply, for free, the updater 9.1 available thru Software Update or at this link :

    http://support.apple.com/downloads/

     

    If you bought the apps thru mac App Store, you may replicate them from one machine to an other one which you own. For these apps, you must update them, for free, thru mac App Store.

     

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) dimanche 24 juillet 2011 22:37:03

    iMac 21”5, i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 Gbytes, 1 Tbytes, mac OS X 10.6.8


    Please : Search for questions similar to your own before submitting them to the community

     

    To be the AW6 successor, iWork MUST integrate a TRUE DB, not a list organizer !

  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,760 points)
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    Jul 24, 2011 1:44 PM (in response to jmilleruk)

    jmilleruk wrote:

     

    iWork 09 does actually consist of Pages 4.1 (after the update which can be found on the App Store of through Software Update). If you have iWork, then you have the latest version; the 4.1 update is to support functionality in Lion.

    WRONG.

    1st error :

    iWork doesn't consist of Pages. It's a set of three applications :

    Keynote which is now 5.1.0

    Numbers which is now 2.1.0

    and Pages which is now 4.1.0

     

    2nd error :

    somebody may perfectly have iWork issued of update 9.0.5 and choose to skip update 9.1.

    This late version requires at least OSX 10.6.6 and many machines are running older system.

    Every users aren't running behind Apple vendors to get the late marvel without knowing if it is compatible with their machine and/or applications.

    Sometimes, buying the latest product is the worst choice to make.

     

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) dimanche 24 juillet 2011 22:43:54

    iMac 21”5, i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 Gbytes, 1 Tbytes, mac OS X 10.6.8


    Please : Search for questions similar to your own before submitting them to the community

     

    To be the AW6 successor, iWork MUST integrate a TRUE DB, not a list organizer !

  • jmilleruk Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    Give yourself an extra point for that explanation!

  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,760 points)
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    Jul 24, 2011 2:07 PM (in response to jmilleruk)

    Thanks.

    I'm not responding to earn points but it's always a pleasure to have a proof that what was done was helpful.

     

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) dimanche 24 juillet 2011 23:07:33

    iMac 21”5, i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 Gbytes, 1 Tbytes, mac OS X 10.6.8


    Please : Search for questions similar to your own before submitting them to the community

     

    To be the AW6 successor, iWork MUST integrate a TRUE DB, not a list organizer !

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