Garageband Going Free(mium) For iOS 7 Users

By Gerald Lynch on at

In a rare slip up by Apple's marketing teams, a brief listing on the Apple Built-in Apps page has revealed that five-minute-pop-masterpiece maker Garageband is going to be made available for free.

At the iPhone 5S / 5C launch event, CEO Tim Cook revealed that the company's suite of iLife apps would soon be coming freely pre-installed for anyone who buys a new iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch running iOS 7. Speaking specifically about the Keynote, Pages and Numbers apps, Garageband was notably absent. However, it now too seems to be going down the "Freemium" route, with eagle-eyed MacRumors noting a briefly live listing describing the app changes.

"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," explained the now-removed text. If accurate, it seems the apps current £2.99 price point will be dropped in favour of micro-purchase sound packs. [MacRumors]