The Apple-apps that are now free include iWork apps Pages, Numbers, Keynote, As well as Apple’s iLife apps, GarageBand and iMovie.
Apple has included each of the iWork apps for free with every iOS device that was activated at or after September 2013 and free for Mac hardware activated on or after October 2013.
The former price for iWork apps was $20 each for Macs, and $10 for the iOS versions, while Garage Band and iMovie for Mac cost $5 and $15, respectively.
Apple has published a document outlining how customers can install the free apps. It’s intended for customers with older hardware or those who’ve deleted apps that were bundled with new hardware purchases.
MacRumors, which first reported the price drop, notes the change makes Apple’s software pricing less confusing for consumers with older hardware. The price change also applies to all customers.
Apple has also published a new document for customers on its Volume Purchase Program such as educational institutions and business, which are now being offered “free managed distribution copies” of the apps.