“A handful of recently discovered job listings suggest a possible next-generation iWork software suite may soon see release, with the latest postings asking for specialists in quality assurance, one of the final steps in software building,” Mikey Campbell reports for AppleInsider.

“As of this writing, there are eight iWork-related positions on the ‘Jobs at Apple’ webpage, three of which deal with quality assurance or software verification,” Campbell reports. “One listing, posted on May 11, is looking for a software quality assurance specialist, a sign that Apple could be readying deployment some time soon.”

Campbell reports, “While there has yet to be any official word on a next-gen iWork product, the number of job listings and information therein strongly suggest such a product is in the offing, and could be released in the near future. The current iWork ’09, which includes Pages, Numbers and Keynote, was released in 2009, and is seen by some to be long overdue for an upgrade.”

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