I have recently become the proud owner of a new iPhone 5s and have benefitted from the free iWork apps that are available to new devices.

I also own a 2012 MacBook Pro running Mavericks. Now I have the iWork apps on my iPhone, does it entitle me to them on my Mac via 'purchased' or are they different apps altogether being on different platforms?

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Actually no, iOS and OSX version of iWorks are 2 different softwares although linked by iCloud (AppStore & Mac AppStore "are" independent). iWork for OSX is free for every Mac bought after October 1st 2013.

There are some workaround to get the 3 OSX apps (Pages, Keynote & Numbers) for free without any illegal download.

Does Apple know that or do they do that on purpose ? That a good question that I do not know the answer.

  • Nice link! You should probably summarize their tutorial here, just in case that page gets taken down sometime in the future. Oct 31, 2013 at 23:23

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