Apple is extending the free trial period for its Final Cut Pro X video editing software, and introducing a trial for the first time for Logic Pro X. The customers will be able to try Final Cut Pro X for up to 90 days, up from 30 days earlier. With this move, Apple has joined a number of other companies that are providing extended free trials and subscriptions for their services amid the coronavirus lockdown to try services and acquire new skills.
It appears Apple hopes customers who are home thanks to the coronavirus lockdown and looking for something to do will try out the free trials of its video and audio editing software, Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro X.
Now, while Final Cut Pro X already had a 30-day free trial, this is the first time Logic Pro X is getting any kind of a free trial. The 90-day free trial is already live for Final Cut Pro X, whereas the Logic Pro X trial, on the other hand, will go live in the next few days. There is no word on exactly when this 90-day trial offer will end, however it should revert to 30-day trial for both apps after a limited period. Those already on a Final Cut Pro X 30-day free trial will also be able to avail the benefit.
Apple's Final Cut Pro X can be purchased for a price of $299.99 (Rs. 24,900 in India), while the audio editing tool Logic X is priced at $199.99 (Rs. 15,500 in India). Both the Final Cut Pro X and the Logic Pro X trial versions can be directly downloaded from the company website.