∞ iLife '11 from the App Store excludes iWeb, iDVD

As many could have predicted, Apple’s iLife ’11 is available through the new Mac App Store, which launched on Thursday. But iWeb and iDVD are nowhere to be found.

[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]When Apple introduced iLife ’11 in October, 2010, the company offered major upgrades to iPhoto, GarageBand and iMovie. The two other apps included with the package – iWeb and iDVD – were left moribund; although included with the other apps on the iLife ’11 installation DVD, they were left at the same version numbers as the previous iLife release.

iWeb is used to create Web pages using pre-designed templates. iDVD lets you burn professional-looking DVDs containing movies and slideshows.

While Apple acknowledges that both applications are included with iLife ’11, and maintains Web pages outlining those apps’ features, neither app’s Web page is actually included in the iWeb ’11 navigation bar on Apple’s Web site.

Now, further evidence of those apps’ moribund status is present on the App Store. Apple makes no mention of them on the Mac App Store’s iLife ’11 page at all, and a search of the Mac App Store returns no hits for either iDVD or iWeb.