I have a new macbook pro and osx lion was pre installed
The updates for those apps will only be available from your Apple menu > Software update since the apps were pre-installed. If you had purchased the apps directly from the app store, then you would update from there.
Others with similiar issues are providing feedback to Apple > Apple - Mac OS X - Feedback
The more feedback received by the developer's hopefully the sooner the problem is resolved > Apple - Mac OS X - Feedback
The updates for those apps will only be available from your Apple menu > Software update since the apps were pre-installed. If you had purchased the apps directly from the app store, then you would update from there
That has not been true of new Macs with pre-installed iLife apps since last year after the MAS was introduced and Apple stopped selling boxes sets of the iLife suite. It is not true of any Mac that came with Mac OS X Lion 10.7 preinstalled. All iLife apps preinstalled on new Macs, especially those that came with Lion, are the MAS versions and must be accepted into the users MAS account on the Purchased pane before they can be updated.
Did you ever go through the process of Accepting these apps into your MAS account?
1 - Exit iTunes and the Mac App Store (MAS)
2 - Go to System Prefs/Users & Groups/~user/Password and enter the Apple ID connected to your iTunes/Mac App Store account. Close Sys Prefs
3 - Delete /Mac HD/Library/Caches/com.apple.appstore/adoption.plist
4 - Reboot your Mac
5 - Open Mac App Store
6 - Go to the Purchased pane and Accept the three iLife apps. Enter iTunes/MAS username/password if prompted.
I had the same problem. I contacted Apple via ExpressLane and after a few E-Mails an employee sent me three serial numbers for iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand. I deleted the existing iLife apps, went to the Mac App Store and entered the Code on the "Redeem" page. And since then it worked all fine.
Here's the link to ExpressLane: http://expresslane.apple.com
Be sure you choose "More Products and Services" and then "Mac App Store".
Here is what I see.
So the Mac App Store Says.....
Then if I open the app....
But when I go to the Software Update....
The version of Garage Band for example is 6.0.4 on my Mac.
The App store has 6.0.5, as does the Apple web page reference.
Not a big deal. Just always looking at the Mac App store icon with the "2" on it.
But there seems to be a disconnect in the App Store and the Software Updater.
Ya.. that is what I figured.
By that reality of actual event; I would think that the updates are no longer coming through the Updater which would make sence - given the iOS intergration; and therfore you need to have got them from the App Store for updates to take place.
I will email them.
interested in hearing how you get on with this.... I have similar problem
- macbook air with lion preinstalled.
- iphoto and garageband in app store both tell me there are updates available
- when i go to update in app store, i get the following error message:
"We could not complete your request.
There was an error in the App Store. Please try again later. (null)"
Oddly enough the iPhoto App just uppdated for no reason that I cold see as I had not done any of what follows herein, really weird.
So for the last app - Garage Band here is the scoop.
About 4 emails to get to this.
Basically - make sure you are logged in to the App store and that you have accepted the lincence agreements for the preinstalled apps, and that they show up in the purchased section of the app store.
Reindex the HD.
Then if that does not fix or is not the issue. Drag and drop the app (in my case it was just Garage Band) to the trash and reinstall from the app store.
Here is the final email from Apple that fixed below.
Thanks again for the details you provided. If you continue to have difficulty with the GarageBand updates from the Mac App Store, our engineers have sent some information that can help.
Some similar reports have been resolved by re-indexing the affected system with Spotlight. With the affected Mac being almost new, you might check to see if it has indexed yet (It will be obvious if Spotlight shows "Indexing" in the upper right), or you can re-index your Applications or even the entire drive using the process described here:
Spotlight: How to re-index folders or volumes
If any difficulty continues on that same Mac, the steps below have also been helpful in some similar cases:
1) Back up any data on the affected Mac.
2) Open the Applications folder.
3) Drag GarageBand, or any affected application, to the Trash.
4) Go to the Mac App Store, and select GarageBand from the store as if you were going to buy it.
You will be able to click "Install" and reinstall GarageBand without any charge, as the App Store will recognize that you've already accepted the application.
Please let me know if you're still not able to update GarageBand to its latest version with these steps. Thanks for your patience during our investigation of this issue for you.
hmmm... have moved both iphoto and garageband to trash, and then gone to app store to re-install.
But in app store, for both these apps, I dont get a button saying installed, but the button says 'Accept' instead. when I press it it does nothing.
Any ideas how I now re-installed and get these applications back?