updated 07:25 am EST, Tue January 18, 2005
Closer look at iWork debut
Apple's new iWork suite may be its from last week's Macworld Expo, according to The Washington Times. "The biggest news from Apple Computer last week might not be the $99 IPod Shuffle or the $499 Mac Mini. The big news might well be a $79 software package that received somewhat less attention: IWork combines Apple's already-sound Keynote presentation software (now called Keynote 2) with a new word processor/document publisher called Pages. Oh, and did I mention the $79 retail price tag for both, 20 percent less than Keynote alone originally cost two years ago?" While the application may not represent a credible threat to Microsoft's Office suite for the Mac, the article notes that iWork may be "good enough" to put some pressure on Microsoft among the extremely budget-conscious.