As we wait with baited breath for the grand opening of the Mac App Store tomorrow, today Apple provided a bit of a maintenance update to its iWork productivity suite. The update also expanded support for iWork.com, which has been in public beta for going on two years.
Apple has just updated Keynote and Numbers for iOS 4.2. This update to the mobile version of Apple's iWork suite of apps brings a few new features, in addition to printing support for iOS 4.2. A feature many iPad owners can appreciate.
Most everyone expected the latest version of the iWork ’11 productivity applications to debut at last month’s Back to the Mac event, but a new report claims that while an updated suite is indeed ready to go, it may be held back to debut alongside the forthcoming Mac App Store early next year.
While iLife and iWork come stocked with powerful applications that are easy to use, sometimes it seems sort of pointless to install an application like GarageBand if you've absolutely no interest in editing audio, or iMovie if you don't usually take video. Fortunately, several MacRumors readers have pointed out that Apple's promotional materials for the upcoming Mac App Store hint that it'll be possible to buy each of the applications in the iLife and iWork suite individually.
News travels fast, and by now it should be painfully obvious that Apple is hosting a media event next Wednesday, October 20 at the Cupertino campus, what with all of the rumors circulating on various technology blogs, ours included. The company’s invite touts “Back to the Mac” with the image of a lion peeking out from behind the infamous Apple logo, but what does it all mean?
No one but Steve Jobs and Company knows for sure just yet, but the focus is clearly back on the desktop computer, most likely a first peek at the next Mac OS X 10.7, which many believe will be code-named “Lion” in keeping with the “big cat” theme of past OS updates. We put on our thinking cap and came up with some theories as to what software Apple might have in store for our future.
Microsoft Office makes money. So, with that being the case, why won't Microsoft make a version of Office for the iPad so that we can give them more money to love?
It seems like a pretty straight forward gambit: With Apple having shipped over five million iPads, many of which are no doubt totting copies of iWork, you'd think that the boys from Redmond would have wanted to get a piece of the pie. It's not like they haven't had time to get their ducks in a row. Even poor, brow-beaten Blackberry, are preparing to enter the tablet world with an entry of their own recently acquired DataViz, a company that was producing office applications for handheld devices long before the iPad was a glint in Steve Jobs' eye. C'mon Microsoft! We can even log into Google Docs on the fly these days! How can you look the public in the eye and tell us that Office for our iPads, iPhones and iPods is a no go?
You've been asking, and though we don't have an answer for you just yet, we can confirm that there are rumors around the internet suggesting that there may be an iLife and iWork update come September and October. Users searching through Amazon France have discovered that there's a title for iLife '10. The book is supposed to launch on September 23rd.
You know how we were mentioning iWork for iPhone 4 earlier? Well, it appears that 9to5Mac has snagged some photos of the notorious mobile application that everyone in the Apple sphere is talking about.
For kicks, we've included a couple of screenshots of Pages from the iWork suite after the cut. This particular version of iWork seems to utilize the same user interface as the iPad version, except for the obviously smaller form factor.