Apple teases new iWork upgrades coming ‘in a few short hours’

“Apple has begun placing teaser banners on the iWork for iCloud apps, including Pages, Keynote, and Numbers,” Michael Grothaus reports for TUAW.

Grothaus reports, “When logging onto iCloud.com and selecting one of the iWork apps, users are now greeted with… ‘We’re updating Pages/Numbers/Keynote for iCloud! In just a few short hours, you’ll be able to create and edit documents, and enjoy great new features.'”

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Eric Slivka reports for MacRumors, “The service has been in beta testing since that time, and the company is widely expected to make an official announcement about its launch at today’s media event, alongside new versions of iWork for both OS X and iOS.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]

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15 Comments

  1. Yes, this is welcome news for us all who love this package.

    I’m expecting “Microsoft’s” Office to be given a complete overhaul by Apple, Inc. today. Apple could very well unveil a fresher approach to the “office environment.

    Microsoft has been calling the shots around the office long enough. How many years ago was it, I bought Microsoft Word on a 3.5-inch floppy disc? A big empty box with a single disk was all I got.

    Ever since then though, Microsoft has developed the workflows, the macros, and myriad processes that end-users are forced to suffer through, at the expense of an upgrade to the product or the underlying OS, with subscriptions and leases and licenses.

    Microsoft Word in its infancy showed promise, but over the years it has become just another bloated man-child in diapers!

  2. Please, PLEASE forgive the rant, but GAWD! how I do hate that “few short hours/few short weeks, few short months, etc.” idiom! Oh well, time to give up and go away. Nobody cares.

    Here’s to a GREAT presentation from Cook and Company!

  3. I doubt that the press will realize it, but MS’s Office business just got hit with a tac-nuke. It’s going to take them years to come up with anything like iWork’s new collaboration features. Add to that, the fact that Apple’s giving it away, and they’re in big, big trouble.

    -jcr

  4. As of this evening, Apple made these software updates available:
    – iPhoto 9.5
    – iPhoto Library Upgrader 1.1
    – iMovie 10
    – Garage Band 10
    – Pages 5
    – Page EndNote Plug-in 2.0
    – Keynote 6
    – Numbers 3

    As well as:
    – OS X Mavericks 10.9 – FREE!
    – iOS 7.0.3
    – Aperture 3.5
    – XCode 5.0.1
    – iTunes 11.1.2 (Mac & Windoze)
    – Apple Configurator 1.4.1
    – iBooks Author 2.1
    – Safari 6.1
    – Remote Desktop 3.7.0 & Client
    – Remote Desktop 3.5.4 Client
    – Apple Workgroup Manager 10.9
    – MacBook Pro (Retina, 13″, Late 2013) Software Update 1.0 (Directed at Chinese users)
    – Windows Migration Assistant
    – Migration Assistant Update for Mac OS X Lion 1.0
    – Migration Assistant Update for Mac OS X Snow Leopard 1.1
    – Airport Utility 6.3.1

    I think that covers it. That’s 26 updates in one day.

    The Apple downloads area is still catching up and doesn’t list everything. The App Store ‘Updates’ area is lagging as well. I supplemented this list with updates found via MacUpdate.com.

    Oh and for the security minded: GPGMail was updated today to be compatible with OS X Mavericks 10.9. Excellent. Bite that NSA.

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