Apple is making changes and going places at one and the same time. It first shift its GarageBand music app to a new freemium model with in-app purchases but later on reverted the changes by removing new iLife and iWork icons and text.
Apple is literally offering music makers everywhere the opportunity of a lifetime with its newapps. With GarageBand taking the free road, things are all set for a widening of the spectrum for Apple. But there is more here than meets the eye.
Apple may have made GarageBand a no-cost enterprise, yet its additional instruments and musical effects still come at a reasonable price. While, now anyone can make it as a musician with the right amount of talent and chutzpah, the price still has to be paid for the full set of facilities. The Pages, Numbers and Keynotes apps too are all part of the list of modes displayed by Apple.
The “geek mind” is concerned with more than just the latest iPhone rumors, or which company will win the gaming console wars. I4U is concerned with more than just the latest photo shoot or other celebrity gossip.
The “geek mind” is concerned with life, in all its different forms and facets. The geek mind wants to know about societal and financial issues, both abroad and at home. If a Fortune 500 decides to raise their minimum wage, or any high priority news, the geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants to know the top teams in the National Football League, or who’s likely to win the NBA Finals this coming year. The geek mind wants to know who the hottest new models are, or whether the newest blockbuster movie is worth seeing. The geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants—needs—knowledge.