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    Default iWork: Free Upgrades for Trial Users

    Not sure if this is a loophole or something Apple did on purpose, but it appears you can get the latest iWork suite (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote) for free on older Macs running Mavericks if you have an iWork trial installed. (It's otherwise only free on newer Macs.)

    See here for details.
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    Default Re: iWork: Free Upgrades for Trial Users

    iWork & iLife are also free upgrades for those (like me) that bought them on DVD back in the day before AppStore was available...

    Here are the steps outlined for the Up-To-Date-Program for iWorks (Pages, Numbers and Keynote):

    Apple - Up-to-Date Program for Pages, Numbers, and Keynote

    1. Make sure they are running OS X Mavericks.

    - If you’re running OS X Mavericks, skip to step 2.
    - If you are not running OS X Mavericks, launch the Mac App Store, sign in with your Apple ID, and install it, free of charge.

    2. Download Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.

    - In OS X Mavericks, launch the Mac App Store and go to Purchases.

    If Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are in your Purchases list, click Accept to install your software.

    If Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are not in your Purchases list, apply for the Up‑To‑Date Program.

    Please check on this article:

    OS X Mavericks: Updating disc-installed versions of Apple apps via Mac App Store
    OS X Mavericks: Updating disc-installed versions of Apple apps via Mac App Store
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    Default Re: iWork: Free Upgrades for Trial Users

    Quote Originally Posted by Massie View Post
    Not sure if this is a loophole or something Apple did on purpose, but it appears you can get the latest iWork suite (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote) for free on older Macs running Mavericks if you have an iWork trial installed. (It's otherwise only free on newer Macs.)

    See here for details.
    Not sure it it was intentional or a slip, but either way, it works.
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    Default Re: iWork: Free Upgrades for Trial Users

    Thanks for this, was having troubles with the up to date program, so went via this method.
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    Default Re: iWork: Free Upgrades for Trial Users

    The bigger surprise, to me, was realizing that this also happened with trial copies of Aperture--the regular version runs about $80, and unlike the iWork suite is not free for new Macs either. But it seems that Apple has little option but to allow this to happen, unless they want to make things more difficult for legit users.
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    Default Re: iWork: Free Upgrades for Trial Users

    Quote Originally Posted by BBFunGuy View Post
    Most likely not. I think the features removed (which probably 95% of people don't use) were done to improve compatibility between the Mac and iOS versions and will probably be added back in gradually kinda like Apple did with the re-write of Final Cut Pro.

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