Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2012 8:16 AM (in response to Filip of progress)
Please sent a copy of the Apple blackmail demand. I really doubt that you really have one
If you have lost your iPhoto app due to user error restoring it is very simple. Go to the app store using the apple ID you registered your computer with and go to purchased apps and download again
Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2012 8:27 AM (in response to LarryHN)
I didn't say I'm blackmailed but that I feel like it ...
Normally iPhoto comes free of charge with the purchase of a new laptop, or ? I didn't had to purchase iPhot when I bought my previous Mac laptop.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2012 11:31 AM (in response to Filip of progress)
You haven't purchased iPhoto yet, have you? If not then contact Apple as ask them why iPhoto wasn't included with the other applications on the MacBook Air? Because it should have been. You do not need to purcahse it.
You can take it to a local Apple store with your purchase papers and have them install any missing applicaitons.
OR, if you still have your MacBook Pro and the disks that came with it? If so you can connect the two Macs with a FireWire cable, with the Mac Air in Target Disk Mode, Transferring files between two computers using FireWire,, and run the Software Installer disk on the MPB to install iPhoto on your MacBook Air.
The installer disk looks like this:
Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2012 2:21 PM (in response to Filip of progress)
As I said
Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2012 3:17 PM (in response to LarryHN)
Well Larry, I have not bought iPhoto'11, it's just that it thought it should be on a newly purchased MacBook Air free of charge, which the other comment confirmed.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2012 3:33 PM (in response to Old Toad)
Thank you Old Toad, very useful comments. Actually, on my "old" MacBook Pro (purchased 2009), I have iPhoto'09 and I realize if I want to upgrade to '11, I have to pay.
And I have connected the 2 laptops, after 2 days of suffering (transferring from old to new laptops is not customer friendly for an illiterate like me ....). But of course didn't help me to get the '11 version.
For the apple support, I'm Belgian living in China (only have Chinese phone number), buy my stuff in Hong Kong. The Chinese phone service does not offer English speaking Service and the Hong Kong or Belgian desk does not allow me to give a Chinese phone number .... So I can not get in contact with Apple from home .... And I do not find any support via email. And the closest service provider is very far away ....
Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2012 5:50 PM (in response to Filip of progress)
Hence that is the exact reason I said to use the Apple ID that you used to register the computer. The oreinstalled apps are registered to you under that ID as I have told you three time now
Over and out