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Customers who’ve purchased a 64 or 128-gigabyte edition of either the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus won’t need to download Apple’s iLife and iWork productivity suite when the handset hits store shelves this Friday as the apps will come pre-loaded on their device, according to an internal Apple Retail training document obtained by Dan DeSilva of 9to5Mac.

Apple since last September started providing Pages, Keynote, Numbers, iMovie, GarageBand and iTunes U apps as free downloads to every new iOS device owner.

The image below represents a passage from Apple’s internal training material proving that the 64/128GB editions of the iPhone 6/Plus will come with the iLife/iWork suite of apps pre-loaded on the devices.

iLife and iWork preloaded on iPhone 6

DeSilva couldn’t tell whether GarageBand in-app purchases will be available at no additional cost. Hopefully, Apple will allow folks to remove the apps from their device.

Customers opting for an entry-level editions of the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus with sixteen gigabytes of storage will have to download these apps manually from the App Store.

GarageBand 2.0.1 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 001)

iPhoto for iOS won’t be provided as Apple back in June announced plans to stop development of Aperture for Mac and iPhoto for Mac and iOS and focus on the stock iOS 8 Photos app with iCloud Photo Library support.

The Mac edition of Photos is due in 2015.

GarageBand is among the apps featured in Apple’s iPhone 6 promo video.

iOS 8 on the iPhone 6 features a special landscape mode for stock apps like Messages and Mail that features an iPad-like two-pane interface that boosts productivity.

It remains to be seen whether the Cupertino firm will update the iLife/iWork apps to take advantage of this feature. The iBooks app, now an optional download, is now a stock app in iOS 8.

Is this a smart move on Apple’s part?

Would you mind having these apps preloaded on your iPhone 6?


  • Tobias9413

    This is great! So long as I can delete some of the apps though. I use pages on my Mac for note taking in class and sync between my iPhone. Will definitely use pages on this bigger screen.

  • Hopefully it will come with iOS 8 on the 64GB 5S as well..

    • Tony Trenkle Jr.

      If you have a 5S you should’ve been able to download them when you got the phone.

      • included for free..

      • You could download them for free when you got the phone. The first screen on App Store made them available for free.
        Don’t expect nothing for older iPhones users. Just the U2 album (which is great, BTW).

      • You’re right iForgot lol.

      • I got pages and numbers on my i5 for free.

  • Messiah

    I’m hoping I can remove those apps, if not , it’s like I should have buying a 32gig instead..

    • Al

      There’s no 32 gig version..

      • Stephen Dickson

        He means that with the amount of space left over after the iLife applications are installed, it would be as if he had bought a 32gig phone …

      • Rowan09

        Not even close, those apps doesn’t take up that much space.

  • Litchy

    Sounds good 🙂 But I agree with you that the apps have to be deletable. Can’t stand having all kinds of preinstalled stuff.

  • felixtaf

    Ok. It will save few GB’s of my data then 😉

  • pauleebe

    More proof that they shouldn’t even have the 16Gb version

    • Rowan09

      As a customer I understand why we want the 16GB version gone, but looking at Apple and I wouldn’t do it. If you get rid of the 16 and make 32GB the standard it will cut into the sales of the 64GB. They got rid of the 32GB to entice people with the 16GB to get the 64GB especially since it’s so much more space.

      • sdhn

        Exactly…! it’s Apple – people should expect that and not question it.

      • From my understanding the 64gb costs the same as the 32 did. So why would apple want to encourage us to spend the same amount of money we’ve been spending already?

      • iNeedANameHere

        My original intent was to buy the 32GB before the keynote because I assumed it would be the low end storage option. 16GB on my 5S is not enough at all. But when Apple announced the 16 and 64 GB I by default went with the 64 gb. By not making the 32 the low end instead of spending $649 plus tax I’ll now be spending $749 plus tax. Sucks for my wallet but great for Apple’s profits. 16 GB simply isn’t enough.

      • Rowan09

        Because we would have been spending the price of the 16GB for the 32GB when a lot of people with the current 16GB wanted a 32GB. I owned a 32GB so I was going to purchase another 32GB, so I’m happy it’s now 64GB.

    • therealjjohnson

      16GB version is for business use more than likely. I have been given an iPad by my employer. Its a 16GB device. The only thing that I have on the device are work items and I and no where near capacity. Now, my 64GB personal iPad…I cant keep 3GB free on there to save my life lol.

    • Fanboy 

      I do not understand people who are complaining about the 16GB version. Apple added a 128GB model, which based on previous releases, should have cost an additional $300 (32GB + $100, 64GB + $200, 128GB + $300). But instead, Apple graciously dropped everything down $100, and gave us the 128GB model for the price of 64GB! So now everybody is complaining? I do not understand….

      I for 1 am thankful because I was debating on getting the 32GB for $299 or the 64GB for $399, so I was able to get the 64GB for only $299!


  • Juan Genao

    what will the tile layout be on the 5.5 4×6 ?

    • jalexcarter

      Both devices have the same icon layout. 4 columns by 6 rows, and the dock to make 7 rows.

      • Rak S

        I’m sure there’ll eventually be a tweak or two, enabling additional rows and columns of apps to be added.

      • sdhn

        Springtomize 4

  • Merman123

    Don’t worry guys. They are “pre-installed” apps not “default apps”. This means that you CAN delete them. Also, the fact that they are AppStore apps proves this.

    • Leo

      So is iBooks at the moment. It’s still in the AppStore.

  • Eikast

    Nice. I was worried that I just wouldn’t be able to put that 128GB to good use outside of movies etc.

  • Abbas

    well too bad for me. my internet connection screwed up right at the time of preorders, i know, a big LOL ! so didn’t preorder now don’t wanna queue up either so gonna stick with iphone 5 for some time longer now..

  • Adam

    I really hope to see that iPhone 6 Plus shipping date change to a closer date.. Waiting till October (which I don’t have a problem with) is totally crazy and stupid. I ordered an hour – hour and a half after preorders went online and the Apple Store finally decided to open. The iPhone 6 was still on 9/19 delivery. Yeah pissed me off a little bit.

    • therealjjohnson

      You don’t have a problem with it, but its totally crazy and stupid, and you really hope to see it change. And yeah it pissed you off a bit. Got it. LOL

      You sure you dont have a problem with it? j/k

      • Adam

        Haha actually, yes I do!

  • Jeffrey Feuerstein

    ‘iOS 8 on the iPhone 6 features a special landscape mode for stock apps like Messages and Mail that features an iPad-like two-pane interface that boosts productivity.’ Should be iPhone 6 Plus only.

    • sdhn

      Good shout… shouldn’t even be in the article in fairness…

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        Well if you read what’s under it it’s kinda useful information.

      • sdhn

        Another good shout… the paragraph separation confused me… also i didn’t read that far

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        Hahahah no problem;).

      • sdhn

        i can see maybe iMovie being optimised for the iP6+, but nothing else… iWork apps works fine portrait and landscape – like the iPad. Theres nothing much else that can be added~

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        Yeah I think it’ll just be optimized the same way the iPad got optimized

  • Rowan09

    After watching the video, the 6 is very thin. I really can’t wait to get mine now. Did anyone see them in stores yet?

    • sdhn

      No but if you’re interested


      replace the (dot) with a .

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        Hahahahahah woooow that’s awesome!

      • Albert McCaffrey

        I am a cargo pilot, currently flying across the US and Germany (Sometimes Germany – Australia, Australia – Alaska) and I was surprised to read that article.. Before every flight there’s two different papers we have to sign (I work for Lufthansa Cargo) 1. Medical and behavior exams, which prove that you are in condition for flight. 2. You sign and accept that you won’t share ANY info on freight/customer neither which cargo you are flying, neither share flight plans, paths or frequencies you may be using. Most probably he didn’t sign a NDA, it’s not mandatory nowadays, he probably would have been fine by just stating he landed with a bunch of iPhones, but he mentioned time and date the next flight was leaving for Chicago. That’s a huge NO-NO. he might get in trouble.. Just a little chat maybe, that’s it. I don’t think he’ll get fired, as he’s trusted with some valuable cargo now and he is air worthy in a good level, as all of us international freighter pilots are. He is just going to have a good talk with one of the people that were in charge of that cargo, or will be fined, no biggie.
        Would love to fly that precious cargo, but Lufthansa isn’t into that type of business as it isn’t a main cargo airline. Cargo is just a subsidiary. Still getting good profits.

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        Hmmmm… So either he’ll get fired, the system is different there or it’s fake (what I don’t think). Still, awesome:P

      • Albert McCaffrey

        I don’t think he will get fired, as a cargo pilot you are just a worker working for a company making billions on profit. If I were the one flying them I would be working for Lufthansa and Apple But you are just in charge of taking that cargo from point A to point B. You can’t give any information away. You do not own the airplane, you don’t own the company neither the cargo. Most people tell me “Nothing will happen, its cargo!” Yes, even if we know nothing will happen, we aren’t supposed to say anything about it, it’s security reasons and it’s the law, it’s written on paper..
        Think about it this way, when I was a commercial pilot, I couldnt divulge about any of the names, date of birth or age of the passengers I was flying, it’s against FAA rules, would you want an airline pilot to disclose all your information just because he was just “excited” because you flew in his airplane? I don’t think so. Again, I am taking it really seriously, but it’s rules, I have been flying for over 15 years and following every rule, nobody is perfect, but this wasn’t a mistake, I have done mistakes too, but not these kind of mistakes. Good for him though, he will be flying for a couple of weeks with the same weight, which means less calculations to be made during flight.

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        Ahh I see, then I don’t think he’ll get fired either. He does have balls making the pics though:P

  • Chang in Charge

    Please no more stock apps!!!!

    • Not stock, just preinstalled.

      • Chang in Charge

        stock = preinstalled

      • Stock = can’t uninstall
        Preinstalled = can uninstall

      • Chang in Charge

        so Stock

      • Chang in Charge

        name a preinstalled app on iOS that you can remove

      • in iOS 8 you’ll be able to delete iWork and iLife if you get it w/ a 64gb or 128gb iPhone as the article says.

      • Chang in Charge

        Nowhere in the article does it say that.

  • diggitydang

    “iOS 8 on the iPhone 6 features a special landscape mode for stock apps like Messages and Mail”… isn’t it just the 6+?

    The iLife and iWork apps are pretty big… as long as they give you the ability to delete it, I couldn’t care either way… but I upgraded my memory so I could put more videos of the kids, movies for long plane rides, music and other media, not to have the room taken by large apps that I might not use.

    Still sucks that I paid for a few of these apps back when they were $9.99 each and now they’re free.

    • Jonathan

      The landscape stuff for certain apps is 6 plus only.

      • diggitydang

        Exactly… the article said it was the 6 too… anyway…

  • n0ahcruz3

    In other news! Iphone 6 is only 1.4ghz slight improvement from 5s which is 1.3ghz. Wtf apple that’s pathetic. :/

    • Tommmy

      Hope that’s sarcasm.

  • iNeedANameHere

    Anyone think it’s time for an upgrade?

    • Jonathan

      I was just thinking earlier today, “I wonder if there’s someone who is still using the oldest iPhone..”

  • MacGuru17

    Fine by me! I’ll be getting a 64GB, but I’m coming from a 16GB. This’ll help me take advantage of the space.

  • Juan Genao

    So the tile layout is 6×4 (plus dock) for the main screen. Does anybody know what the tile layout is for the secondary screen, that is the screen that you get when you go into a group (currently its 3×3, even though there is enough space to make it 4×3)

    • Gee

      Probably still 3×3, as the folder (that’s what its called) previews on the home screen are squared and that’s what Apple wants: show you all the apps that are on the first page in a specific folder before you have to open up the folder. Before iOS 7, the 4×3 folder set up prevented this, as 4×3 isn’t a square set up. So unless Apple goes 4×4, which I doubt they’d do, they’re probably gonna stick with 3×3.

  • S wallace

    So pissed off to be stuck with apps I don’t need or want after downloading iOS8. Choice would have been nice. And as I don’t like U2 I don’t see why Apple forces their album into my music. Apple I am an adult and can make my own choices about what goes on my phone.