Plans for iWork & iLife Apps in iPhone 6?

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With the sole mission of delivering excellent user experience, Apple has always been engaged into the process of overhauling its iOS. With all the prior iOS releases having hit the right nerve of the customers, Apple is all geared to launch the new iOS8 via its iPhone6 and iPhone6 Plus models. And that’s not all, Apple is also planning to launch a suite of apps that would come pre-installed in these two iOS8 powered iPhones. iWork and iLife are two of the most talked about apps that are likely be introduced with the iPhone6 device. Through this post, I’m making an effort to familiarize you with how Apple’s planning the release of its iWork and iLife applications.

iWork and iLife- Which all iPhone 6 devices

iWork and iLife- Which all iPhone 6 devices will come equipped with them?

As per Apple’s internal retail training document, all iPhone6/6 Plus devices with 64Gb and 128Gb memory space will come pre-installed with the iLife and iWork applications. Some of the interesting apps covered under the iLife and iWork app category include: GarageBand, Pages, Keynote, iMovie, iTunes U and Numbers. In addition to this, iPhone6/6 Plus users with the 16GB version will also be able to enjoy these pre-installed apps for free. However, they’ll need to download these apps from the App Store either manually or via the App Store prompt.

iLife and iWork- Why is Apple still offering them for free?

Apple has always been curious about the feedback received for its iOS and product releases. In-line with this instinct of the company, it is being forecasted that two of the most popular iPhone apps namely iLife and iWork will also be pre-loaded into the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models. This is purely being done for promoting the adoption of iPhone apps and refraining users from downloading cracked apps and other app alternatives from Microsoft or Google.


iWork and iLife- What were the earlier versions like?

For the iOS7, Apple announced the free-download of the iLife and iWork apps for all iOS device users. Unfortunately, both these apps started losing some high-end functionality, appearing to be absolutely similar to the already prevalent iOS versions. Among iLife and iWork, the latter one was noted in particular and was found dumbing down in its performance with each passing day. Some of the remarkable iOS developers started believing that Apple was limiting the formatting and feature of iWork just to make it a universal product across all iOS and OS X powered devices. This move came as a pleasant surprise for Apple product users whose job profile expected them to invest a lot in Pages, Keynote or Numbers. After having removed some of the vital features from its iWork and iLife apps, Apple promised to reintroduce the same with advanced features in its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models.

A brief on the iLife and iWork apps that would be included within the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

According to an internal document from Apple, it’s being predicted that the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will have apps including iMovie, Keynoted, Numbers, Pages, iTunes U and Garageband. Still, it remains unclear as to whether the Garageband in-app purchases will also be made available free of cost. The internal note from Apple has also concluded that these iLife and iWork apps will be available for free download from the App Store for all the 16GB iPhone models. Missing from the list of iLife and iWork apps is the iPhoto application. It’s been predicted that in iOS8 powered Apple products, the iPhoto app will be replaced with the default Photos app already available on the iPhone. The advanced editing features along with iCloud Photo Library support will be competent in meeting the varied needs of iPhone users.

Will there be any negative consequence of the pre-installed iLife and iWork apps?

Although the newly improved iPhone apps namely: iLife and iWork will turn as the right move for iPhone users who’re looking ahead to purchase a brand new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, there might be users who would likely get frustrated due to the immense amount of precious memory space that would be occupied by these apps.


With the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus hitting the stores soon, it will be interesting to see how beautifully Apple has introduced the advanced versions of the iLife and iWork applications. Hope the above details would have helped you get a glimpse of how the apps would be presented in the soon-to-be-launched iPhone6 models.

Author Signature: Lucie Kruger is a Senior Content Editor and IT consultant for Mobiers Ltd. You can also contact her, if you are looking forward to hire mobile application developer for premium services. She is fond of sharing information rich content that is related to latest mobile app development

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