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Will iLife apps be downloadable?
Authored by: SOX on Jan 06, '04 04:17:39PM

In the past you could download iTunes, iPhoto, and iMovie for free. iDVD either you had to buy iLife or buy a computer with a super drive.

I wonder how they will do it this time. Obviously they will continue to give away iMusic. So at least some of the apps will be free. I suspect they might give away iPhoto and iMovie as well since those are attractions for the mac hardware.

for example, how will people who have iDVD now get upgrades? Doesn't seem fair to make them pay a second time for the same app a year later.

The other thing I though I heard was that there was going to be support of other DVD burners. Did anyone catch that?

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Will iLife apps be downloadable?
Authored by: SeanAhern on Jan 06, '04 05:16:11PM

Yep, I heard that iDVD will support non-superdrives.

I'm particularly interested in seeing if iPhoto is a free upgrade. I've been asking Software Update, but nothing so far. I use iPhoto so often that I would probably be willing to pay $50 again for a faster version. Don't tell Apple! :-)


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Will iLife apps be downloadable?
Authored by: Eravau on Jan 07, '04 02:24:05PM

Even if it is a free update, I wouldn't go checking your Software Update 'til January 16th...the iLife update release date.

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Will iLife apps be downloadable?
Authored by: lstewart on Jan 07, '04 03:30:36PM

No, actually iDVD still only supports burning DVDs on Macs with Apple Superdrives. (Or Macs with some after-market internal Pioneer DVD-RW drives that are pretty much identical to Apple Superdrives--which also worked in iDVD 2 & 3.)

I think the confusion comes because for the first time, iDVD4 will allow itself to be installed on Macs that do not have Superdrives. However, they cannot be used to burn DVDs. They can only be used to design them, and then the project must be transferred to a Mac w/Superdrive in order to burn them.

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