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Apple unveils iWork for iPhone, iPod touch

updated 12:50 pm EDT, Tue May 31, 2011

iPad app now universal

Apple has launched a major update of the mobile version of iWork, evolving it to support the iPhone and iPod touch. Pages, Numbers and Keynote are now universal titles, continuing to offer an expanded, more complex interface on iPads. Pricing also remains a consistent $10 for each title.

Each app has further gained a new document manager, which should make it easier to sort through files and arrange them into folders. Pages and Numbers have been enhanced with a feature called "Smart Zoom," used to view and edit data. Among some app-specific updates are font size and style controls on Pages' ruler, and the option of using Keynote Remote to operate Keynote from another iPhone or iPod.

The decision to release iWork for the iPhone this week may hint at the nature of Apple's WWDC keynote on June 6th. It suggests that the company wants to leave room for other topics during the keynote, of which there could be many. Dominating the event will be demonstrations of iOS 5, and iCloud, Apple's mysterious cloud service.












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  1. SolarSaves

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +7

    It's All about iCloud

    Can't wait to see what Jobs will introduce next Monday at WWDC.
    Probably Apple will be doing cloud computing like noone else can, and accessing all your information anywhere, anytime, with any Mac or iDevice. Hopefully it will be cheaper than MobileMe...

  1. jwdsail

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    Maybe..

    If Apple is able to combine the best of MobileMe, iWork.com, and mix in some cloud-based music abilities (while fixing some syncing issues many have had), I think the price can stay about the same, with a free year for any new iOS device purchase. (activated on registration/activation of the device)

    I just wish there was a better Notes/ToDo sync between my iPhone and Mac.. I don't see why it's in Mail and not iCal.. I hope this at least can be improved on..

    Sadly, I think it'll really be MobileMe with little if any improvements + Music rental..



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  1. facebook_Clarence

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    Joined: May 2011

    -19

    iWork

    Is still child's play compared to Windows Office. Numbers slows to a crawl on a Mac Pro when dealing with a spreadsheet over 1000 rows. Pretty sad. At least it's priced as such.

  1. Inkling

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -5

    DropBox?

    Will these iWorks apps do DropBox synching? Without that, I'm not interested.

    Yes, SolarSaves may be right. Apple may finally fix MobileMe and make it cheap or free. But I suspect jwdsail is right. If Apple had a fix for MobileMe's woes, they'd have rolled it out months ago, so next week's media attention would focus on music synching via iCloud.

  1. SwissMac

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -3

    comment title

    Sorry, I don't understand what you mean "iPad app is now universal". Isn't that the phrase used for Mac apps that worked on both PPC and Intel chipped Macs?

    I won't go into the rest of the article, but it's appallingly badly written, is about as clear as mud, and reads as if it was written by someone who knows next to nothing about anything except PCs.

  1. facebook_Valerie

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    Joined: Jun 2011

    -2

    Another one from Apple's kitty

    Apple's bringing great apps daily .....Need to know how good these exercise apps are....http://bestcontactmobilephone.blogspot.com/2011/06/apple-iphone4-best-exercise-apps.html

  1. facebook_Valerie

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    -6

    Another one from Apple's kitty

    Apple's bringing great apps daily .....Need to know how good these exercise apps are....bestcontactmobilephone.blogspot.com

  1. facebook_Valerie

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    Joined: Jun 2011

    -7

    Another one from Apple's kitty

    Apple's bringing great apps daily .....Need to know how good these exercise apps are....bestcontactmobilephone.blogspot.com

  1. facebook_Valerie

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    Joined: Jun 2011

    -7

    Another one from Apple's kitty

    Apple's bringing great apps daily .....Need to know how good these exercise apps are....bestcontactmobilephone.blogspot.com

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