Apple Removes iWork and Aperture Trials

As noted by MacStories, Apple has recently removed its iWork ’09 and Aperture 3 trial versions from its website. Apple has replaced the trial webpages with a notice that directs users to the Mac App Store to purchase the latest version of Aperture and the iWork productivity suite of Keynote, Pages, and Numbers. iWork can be purchased from the Mac App Store for $19.99, while Aperture is priced at $79.99.

The trial version of iWork is no longer supported. But you can easily purchase Keynote, Pages, and Numbers from the Mac App Store to start creating beautiful presentations, documents, and spreadsheets today.

These moves should come as no surprise, as Apple has announced that it will be discontinuing its beta — which worked with iWork ’09 — this July. Moreover, Apple has slowly transitioned its software to the Mac App Store over the past few years, including OS X itself.

Nevertheless, Apple still offers a 30-day trial of Final Cut Pro X ($299.99) on its website, which could indicate that the company still plans on offering trials for its more expensive software. Do you use iWork or Aperture?


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