KEY POINTS

  • Apple is offering a free 90-day trial for Logic Pro X and Final Cut Pro
  • Final Cut Pro has already started offering the new offer
  • Logic Pro X will give the 90-day trial in the coming days

Apple has extended free trials for two of its creative production software – Logic Pro X and Final Cut Pro X for the first time. Due to coronavirus pandemic, people are stuck inside and Apple wants to help creative individuals and students.

Final Cut Pro X, the video production suite by Apple, has already started offering the 90-day free trial. For Logic Pro X, the music production suite, the offer will be released in the forthcoming days.

There was a 30-day trial running for Final Cut Pro X, but this will be the first time that Logic Pro X will receive any kind of free trial offer. The Verge noted that customers who have installed the 30-day trial for Final Cut Pro X will be able to use the latest extended trial offer.

People who wish to buy the software after the trial ends, Logic Pro X sells for $199 and Final Cut Pro X is available for $299.

Meanwhile, Apple CEO Tim Cook shared a video message on Twitter announcing that the company is donating 10 million masks to the medical community in the U.S. In the video, he also praised the efforts of frontline professionals delivering essential services to people in these challenging times.

“Proud to share we’ve been able to source 10M masks for the US and millions more for the hardest hit regions in Europe. Our ops teams are helping to find and purchase masks from our supply chain in coordination with governments around the world,” Cook tweeted.

The U.S. has the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases (81,321) and more than 1,000 people have died due to COVID-19. New York, Washington, California Louisiana, and New Jersey have recorded death toll increasing over the last week.

According to John Hopkins University, 24,053 people have died because of COVID-19 across the world. As of March 27, 531,708 people have tested positive for coronavirus. The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the economic rescue plan of $2 trillion on Wednesday to offer help to many American households.

Apple's stores in China have been reopening as the country slowly gets back to work Apple's stores in China have been reopening as the country slowly gets back to work Photo: AFP / NICOLAS ASFOURI