Yesterday it was announced that iWork applications Keynote, Numbers, Pages and iLife applications iMovie and GarageBand are now free for all users. Before, these applications were free to users who purchased an Apple computer, but now all Apple users can download these applications for free.
Keynote, Numbers and Pages are the Windows equivalent of PowerPoint, Excel and Word. Now that Apple has made the productivity suite free to download, this may cause a decrease in purchasing PowerPoint, Excel and Word for Macintosh. It is very simple to use the Mac version and export the files so they can be read on a Window’s device.
This could be the first of many changes ahead of the anticipating 2017 WWDC. Stay tuned for more upcoming Apple surprises!