updated 10:55 am EDT, Tue June 29, 2010
Apps already in beta?
Apple is indeed working on an iPhone version of the iWork suite, a pair of screenshots suggest. Both depict Pages running on an iPod touch; the first shows an option to export a file as either a Pages or a Word document, while the second shows a simple document browser. The app is described as in beta testing, though how close to release an iWork update might be is not known.
At present Apple has two versions of the suite: the original Mac software, and a version for the iPad, which has sold consistently well at the App Store. An iPhone version has been hinted at since earlier this month and been referenced multiple times by Apple, if accidentally. The company may now be interested in putting out an iPhone edition because of the power of the iPhone 4, which is not only faster than earlier hardware but has a higher-resolution display better suited to work documents. If screenshots are accurate though, it should also run on some older Apple handhelds.