Apple releases Pages, Numbers and Keynote iWork apps for iPhone and iPod touch

Apple today announced that its iWork productivity apps, Keynote, Pages and Numbers, are now available for iPhone and iPod touch, as well as iPad. Created for the Mac and then completely redesigned for iOS and Apple’s revolutionary Multi-Touch interface, Keynote, Pages and Numbers allow you to create and share stunning presentations, beautifully formatted documents and powerful spreadsheets on the go. iWork apps are available on the App Store for US$9.99 each to new users and as a free update for existing iWork for iPad customers.

“Now you can use Keynote, Pages and Numbers on iPhone and iPod touch to create amazing presentations, documents and spreadsheets right in the palm of your hand,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, in the press release. “The incredible Retina display, revolutionary Multi-Touch interface and our powerful software make it easy to create, edit, organize and share all of your documents from iPhone 4 or iPod touch.”

Keynote, Pages and Numbers import and export documents from iWork for Mac and Microsoft Office; print wirelessly using AirPrint; and include beautiful Apple-designed themes and templates. All iWork apps now include improved document management with thumbnail images that let you find your files quickly, organize them and group them into folders using intuitive gestures. From the Tools button in the toolbar, you can easily share any presentation, document or spreadsheet without leaving the app.

Keynote makes it easy to create impressive presentations, complete with animated charts and transitions. You can play your presentation in Full Screen view on the stunning, high-resolution Retina display or connect to a projector or HDTV for a large audience. Available separately, the Keynote Remote app allows your iPhone or iPod touch to control a Keynote presentation on any iOS device or Mac.

Pages is the most beautiful word processor ever designed for a mobile device and has everything you need to create amazing documents. Pages takes full advantage of the high-resolution Retina display on iPhone 4 and iPod touch so you can see all the detail and richness of your documents. To make working with text easy on iPhone and iPod touch, Smart Zoom automatically zooms in to follow the cursor while you’re editing and zooms back out when you’re done.

Numbers uses Multi-Touch gestures and an intelligent keyboard to help you create compelling, great-looking spreadsheets with over 250 easy-to-use functions, flexible tables and eye-catching charts. Just like Pages, Numbers takes advantage of the high-resolution Retina display and Smart Zoom to make working with text and cells on iPhone 4 or iPod touch easy.

Keynote, Pages and Numbers are universal apps that run on iPad and iPad 2, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4, and iPod touch (3rd & 4th generation). Keynote, Pages and Numbers are available from the App Store for $9.99 each for new users, or as a free update for existing iWork for iPad customers. Keynote Remote is sold separately via the App Store for 99 cents.

More info about all of the new app versions via Apple’s iTunes App Store here.

Source: Apple Inc.


  1. This stuff is cool!
    Lots going on here. Paving the way for full fledged productivity apps, new world doc (filesystem) management, breaking up the suite, AirPrint. Tangible Blueprints of the future!

    1. This is all very well, but how will I get my adverts and pop-unders if Apple refuses to allow Flash? How about a Flash creating tool as part of iWork?
      Flash has many useful qualities, it turns household devices in to power hungry hand warmers, it delivers adverts, it keeps malware writers in business, the security writers have plenty of things to discuss. Flash is the future, you read about it here first!

    1. Yes, since the app is universal.

      It is the same for all universal apps (marked with “+” sign): they bought once and used on up to five iOS devices simultaneously, including iPad and iPhone.

    1. I’ve found that sometimes you do need to shut the app store down, quit using the multitasking-bar-thing below the dock. Then restart it, odd that it doesn’t always refresh.

      Had this problem with app prices mainly. I know the price dropped.. App store will not show the drop. Restarting it ends up showing the drop. May be a cache thing.

  2. As someone has commented on this report at CNET:

    “by bplewis24 May 31, 2011 9:49 AM PDT
    Thank goodness they are addressing their fragmentation problems.

    Oh, wait, I must be in the wrong forum. Nevermind…


  3. A tad confusing. I had purchased both for my iPad a while back, and first had to update those by simulating a fresh purchase. Then when I synced the iPhone (4), it loaded iPhone versions to my phone.

  4. I cant see using keynote or numbers on an iphone. The screen is so small its hard enough to do it on a 10in screen.
    Pages will work great but the others seem like would not benefit from the small screen size

  5. “I cant see using keynote or numbers on an iphone. The screen is so small its hard enough to do it on a 10in screen.”

    I know a number of people, including myself, who make productive use of their iPhones with an external Bluetooth keyboard. It works great for this, and Pages will be a welcome addition to this functionality.

    Consumption device?

  6. I can’t wait to give a slide presentation at a meeting where all the dullards are trying to get their Powerpoint slides to work with a PC while I simply hook my iPhone up to the projector and do a Keynote talk.

    I can already feel the hatred of the PC fanboys–and it feels so good.

    1. Mac Guy, I’ve already experienced the hatred several times when I’ve done that with my iPad. Now, I am eager to try the iPhone as well. As soon as my conference room is free, I’m hooking it up and giving it a spin.

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