updated 09:50 pm EDT, Mon May 13, 2013
Updates could arrive on or soon after WWDC
Several recent Apple job listings may hint that the company is on the verge of updating both the OS X and iOS editions of iWork, reports say. Some of the listings date back as far as March; one of them, though, was posted on May 11, and specifically calls for an iWork QA tester, which could mean Apple is in the last phases of development. Another opening, dating back to May 7, asks for a "HiDP Image Specialist," tasked with bringing iWork visual designs to Retina displays.
While Apple has kept the iOS iWork suite current, the original OS X apps have been left mostly untouched since 2009. They are, therefore, not built around Retina Macs, or even other recent technologies and platforms, like iCloud. The company has generally de-emphasized Mac software since the introduction of the iPhone and iPad; it could however be planning to reinvigorate iWork as soon as next month's WWDC in San Francisco.