“It’s that time again. Apple has sent out invitations to its September 9 new product event, and tech journalists are reading the tea leaves, checking the colors and tagline of the invitation for clues as to what’s coming,” Kirk McElhearn writes for Macworld. “One detail piqued my interest: Apple will be streaming this event to Windows 10 users.”
“So what if Apple decides to introduce some more software for Windows next week?” McElhearn writes. “This won’t be a version of OS X; Apple clearly does not want a return to the clone era of the 1990s.”
“I think that if Apple brings more software to the PC it will be the iWork apps: Pages, Numbers, and Keynote,” McElhearn writes. “Windows users may already use the suite’s native iOS apps, and can access iWork documents via iCloud.com, which Apple made free back in February. Perhaps it’s time to bring out native versions of these apps for Windows.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Doing so wouldn’t sell one fewer Mac (nobody considering a switch to Mac is going to stay with Windows because they could use iWork apps natively), but it would hurt Microsoft Office while bolstering Pages, Numbers, and Keynote use. What’s the drawback except the relatively minimal cost of having to support more versions?
Of course, Apple could simply wish for Windows sufferers to see the new iPhones, iPads, Apple TV, and Apple Watch updates as they’re unveiled as even those stuck with inferior desktop OSes can use those products just fine.