Garageband for iOS, Apple’s mobile DAW, will be free on new devices, according to Apple tech site MacRumors.
GarageBand will become a free basic download for all iOS 7 purchased on or after Sept 1st, joining the five other iLife and iWork apps that became free with the release of iOS 7.
Here’s the (leaked) blurb from Apple’s site:
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. iPhoto, iMovie, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are free on the App Store for qualifying iOS 7 compatible devices activated on or after September 1, 2013.
No official announcement has been made on this. Apple is holding a special event tomorrow, so expect additional information then.