AP technology writer Matthew Fordahl thinks iLife ’04 is a great deal: “Apple’s updated iLife ’04 suite of five programs lets you organize photos, play and buy songs, edit movies, burn DVDs and, now, create music. The programs all work well together and the suite costs just $49, unless you’re buying a new Mac. Then it’s free. For me, the suite would be a bargain even at twice the price… iLife is a great deal, not to mention a convincing argument for the digital lifestyle. And from a company with a reputation for premium prices, it’s a refreshing bargain. It could even persuade some longtime Windows users to relent—and buy a Mac.”