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This article was published on October 21, 2013

    Apple’s website points to flat icons, free GarageBand, and new features for iPhoto and iMovie

    Apple’s website points to flat icons, free GarageBand, and new features for iPhoto and iMovie Image by: AFP/Getty Images
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    An update to Apple’s Built-in Apps page for the iPhone 5s appears to have confirmed several pieces of news expected to come at Tuesday’s event, as noticed by 9to5Mac. The leak points to new flat icons for Apple’s iOS apps, GarageBand going free, and new features like iMovie Theater, Keynote themes and iPhoto photo books.

    Update: Apple has reverted to an older version of the page.

    Flat icons for iPhoto and GarageBand surfaced last week, but Apple’s website update all but confirms the new looks.

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    iPhoto appears to be getting new photo book options, while an “iMovie Theater” feature is billed as a way to play movies you create on a Mac, iOS device and HDTV. The page also mentioned Keynote including 30 themes, up significant bump from the 12 that it currently has.

    During Apple’s iPhone event last month, the company announced that its iWork apps, iPhoto and iMovie would all be made free for purchasers of new iOS devices. A footnote on the built-in apps page now hints that Garageband will also be free on iOS 7. It reads:

    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.

    The iTunes listing for Garageband still lists the app as $4.99, so it looks like Apple is waiting until after Tuesday’s event to flip the switch.

    ➤ iPhone 5s Built-in Apps [Apple, via 9to5Mac]

    Image credit: Josh Edelson / AFP /  Getty Images