Apple accidentally published a new version of the iPhone 5s Built-In Apps page yesterday afternoon, displaying not only a slew of new iLife and iWork icons (to match iOS 7), but also some interesting information about what we may hear about these apps at tomorrow’s Apple media event.
Most noteworthy is that GarageBand, an app that remained a premium when the other iLife suite apps went free alongside iOS 7, will be joining its brothers and sisters to become a free download as soon as tomorrow. Apple was rumored to have run into music licensing issues that prevented this from happening before, but it appears the Cupertino corporation is going to settle for some form of an in-app purchase system to get around this.
GarageBand is free on the App Store for all iOS 7 compatible devices; additional GarageBand instruments and sounds are available with an in-app purchase. iPhoto, iMovie, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are free on the App Store for qualifying iOS 7 compatible devices activated on or after September 1, 2013.
The other blurbs below each featured app redirected viewers to respective dedicated pages, but these pages had not yet gone live yesterday afternoon. They do, however, reveal a few new features such as photo books and prints for the iOS version of iPhoto and a curious new “iMovie Theater” functionality within iMovie.
Apple has since pulled the page, but the company is expected to fully unveil a complete overhaul to iWork and iLife at its October event happening tomorrow, October 22nd.