Leopard to include iWork and iLife?

Summary:Think Secret is reporting that the next major update to Mac OS X (10.5, a.

Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

Think Secret is reporting that the next major update to Mac OS X (10.5, a.k.a. "Leopard") will arrive in June, probably during Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).

The interesting part of the story is that Apple is reported to be mulling the inclusion of iLife and iWork as free part of the OS X package "in an effort to further play up the extra value and features Mac OS X offers over Microsoft's new Windows Vista."

This would be an interesting move since Apple currently charges US$79 for a license of iWork '06 and US$79 for iLife '06. iWork includes: Pages and Keynote. iLife includes: iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, GarageBand and iWeb.

I think that it's a great move, but will Apple have to increase the price of the OS X upgrade to cover the revenue lost on iLife and iWork? 

Topics: Apple

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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