Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 1:42 PM (in response to garyroberts1968)
Hi, Congrats on your new mac book!
I also have a mac book pro and iPhoto and garage band should come on your mac without an additional purchase required. I don't know why it says you have to purchase it. When you go into the mac app store does it say you have downloaded iphoto and garage band? If it doesn't then it wants you to pay for it because you are just now purchasing it, but I don't know why it would show up in the update window. If it says you did download it, then I would contact apple. You can use express lane 90 days after the purchase of your device.
I hope this helps!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 2:22 PM (in response to sparkles5678)
Hi and thanks for the quick reply!
I have both applications as standard on the new MacBook, but I presume these are an earlier software release than these updates are for. I haven't gone as far as the App Store though, as once I've logged in and clicked the initial 'Purchase it now prompt' I immediately get the second prompt saying that my card will be debited if I continue.
It's not so much saying that I've downloaded these apps, more that I need to pay for them in order to get the updates! Either way, it's not really on is it?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 2:49 PM (in response to Csound1)
Hi Csound1 and thanks for your help too.
After I decided not to pay in the App Store for these updates I tried going down the Software Update route, but interestingly it came up that my software is fully up-to-date. Confused new Mac user here!!! Oh the fun of new gadgets!!!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 2:50 PM (in response to garyroberts1968)
Hi, I'm not sure why it's doing this. When you say something pops up, does it pop up right when you turn on your computer? Or when you do software update? If you haven't done the software update I would. You click on the apple in the left hand cornerand then click software update.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 4:21 PM (in response to garyroberts1968)
If SU says your software is up to date then consider that as OK. The latest iPhoto is 9.2.3 and the latest GarageBand is 6.0.5. So open your Applications folder select each one and do a Get-Info (command-I). You should see the version in the info box.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 11:54 PM (in response to sparkles5678)
Hi Sparkles5678, the drop-down boxes are just the normal ones that appear when you click on the App Store to view the upgrades. Software Update simply tells me that all software is up-to-date. The description of the App Upgrades is that they are 'fixes' for this or that - presumably quirks in the software.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 12:07 AM (in response to sig)
Hi Sig, the Software Update function tells me that all software is up-to-date, but the versions I have are 9.2.1 for iPhoto and 6.0.4 for GarageBand. So it would appear that even though Software Update is saying all is up-to-date, I don't actually have the latest releases and I have to buy them in the App Store. Not what I'd have expected with a new machine! Hey-ho!
Thanks everyone for your input - much appreciated!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 12:34 AM (in response to garyroberts1968)
whatever, another option, from the apple's website, go to suppot>downloads. then find the updates, download and install them. if ur current versions needs to update, this will work for free.
but as u r new to mac, it will best if can go to the nearest apple store and/or use the express lane to understand the thing more preciously from the experts.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 3:08 AM (in response to nightsight)
Another possible source of help might be the App Store forum:
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 2:30 PM (in response to garyroberts1968)
This worked for me:
Sign into the App Store and look under "Purchases". You'll be prompted to agree to some apps & this will "link" the apps to your Apple ID. Accept them then return to the Updates tab, you should now be able to update the apps.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2012 4:42 PM (in response to garyroberts1968)
I recently upgraded my old 2007 MacBook Pro to a 2011 model, and I saw the same as you initially. For me the problem resolved itself after I completed my new MBP registration and got the email from Apple about learning my new Mac. I suspect that the App store saw the versions on your machine were out dated, but didn't register you owning them until they are registered with the new Mac.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 6, 2012 10:06 AM (in response to garyroberts1968)
All resolved once I'd registered at the App Store - thought I'd already done that! Once that was done I was able to download the updates for free while I was spending on other apps too!
Many thanks to all who contributed! A great forum it seems....I'm sure I'll have more questions in due course....!