We were hoping Apple would announce updates to the following Mac software at the 10 September event, but, once again, our hopes were dashed.

We didn't even get a date for the launch of OS X Mavericks

iLife

Last updated in October 2010 it's now been almost three years since Apple last updated iLife for the Mac including iMovie, Garageband and iPhoto. The only change came in the following year when Apple made each iLife app available for purchase from the Mac App Store for £10.49.

Apple did make the iOS versions of the iMovie and iPhoto apps free though.

THREE YEARS OLD 

iWork

iWork - Apple's productivity/office software suite for Mac, comprising the Pages word processor, Numbers spreadsheet package and Keynote, its presentation software rival to PowerPoint - is getting on a bit. The last full update came back in 2009 - although Apple has made regular minor updates to the suite.

FOUR YEARS OLD 

Final Cut Pro

Apple has revealed that it will be releasing a new version of Final Cut Pro later this year, alongside the new Mac Pro. We imagine that this will be optimised to the new AMD FirePro Graphics chips that feature in the new Mac powerhouse.

We've asked video pros what they hope to see in the new version. Read about the features video pros want in FCPX here.

TWO YEARS OLD

Aperture

Apple updated Aperture to version 3.0 in February 2010, so it's more than three years and a number of versions of Adobe Lightroom later.

THREE AND A HALF YEARS OLD

iBooks Author

Apple announced its ebooks authoring app, iBooks Author in January 2012. We're hoping that iBooks Author support for the iPhone will come soon.

ONE AND A HALF YEARS OLD

If you were thinking Apple no longer sees itself as a software company you can maybe take some comfort from the fact that it did recently update Logic Pro. 

Logic Pro X

Just updated. You can read our review of Logic Pro X here.