GarageBand for iOS could be free very soon, according to a leaked product page from Apple. MacRumors discovered a page on Apple’s site that goes into the specifics about GarageBand for iOS going free. Here’s what the site said:
“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.”
This isn’t too surprising as Apple made iPhoto, iMovie, and the iWork apps free for newly activated iOS 7 devices in September. Making GarageBand free completes Apple’s free app ecosystem.
To monetize GarageBand for iOS, Apple will allegedly pack the app with in-app purchases for things like sounds, instruments, and more. This business model is very popular with mobile games and gives customers the flexibility to purchase only the features they want.
Apple is holding an event tomorrow where it’s likely to reveal news of OS X Mavericks, iOS, and new hardware. Stay tuned tomorrow for coverage of the Apple event.