Originally posted by Bergermeister
Desperate to get my hands on both iLife and iWork... won't be released in Japan for another 5 bloody weeks! Both the new machines are available today, though.
Why does Apple not offer an upgrade rate for these, despite the already low price? It feels rather odd buying the same software every year...
Well, lets price it out as seperate apps
GrageBand: the software needed or time spent adding art, editing, compressing and coding backend RSS for podcasts: worth at least $50 or $20 for an upgrade unless you dont value your time...and imovie scoring, a great value-added
iPhoto, if it preforms as good as it did in the keynote, worth $19.99 or $9.99 for an upgrade
iMovie: tweaks, multi-projects open, pre-made 3d toys, not much besides eye candy, $9.99 upgrade $50 new
iDVD (yawn) 3rd party burner support (which SHOULD HAVE been there long ago) free upgrade $20 new.
iWeb, or equivalent point-and-click tool No upgrade $50 new
that is ~$190 new
or $40 for upgrades and $50 for iWeb = $90 so it kindof is an upgrade price.
iLife has two huge things going for it, number one is integration, any asset in any app. with ease, number two is consistant UI.
iLife 06 is a really solid upgrade from the spec sheet