Apple launches iWork for iPhone and iPod Touch devices

While Apple has got a lot of announcements planned for next week's Worldwide Apple Developers Conference, it has decided to go ahead and launch a major new app for its iPhone and iPod Touch devices. Apple issued a press release today announcing that the iWork app is now available for both products. The price for iWork is $9.99 but the app is free if you already own the iPad version of the app.

The new version of the iWork will allow iPhone and iPod Touch users to access iWork's features such as Keynote (for business presentations), Pages (for document writing) and Numbers (for spreadsheet creation). The work on the iWork app can be imported to the Mac version of iWork or to the Mac version of Microsoft Office. In addition you can purchase the separate Keynote Remote app for 99 cents. That app will allow iPhone and iPod Touch users to control Keynote presentations with any iOS or Mac products.

Of course this addition to the iPhone and iPod Touch app library is cool but it may pale in comparison to what may be announced on June 6 at the WWDC keynote in San Fransisco. Apple has already announced that it will reveal its plans for iOS 5, the next version of its mobile operating system, at the conference. In addition, it will reveal details about its iCloud service as well as the next version, code name "Lion" of its Mac OS X operating system. Apple has also announced that its CEO Steve Jobs will address the WWDC keynote.

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The price for iWork is $9.99

No it is not.
It is $9.99 for each of the applications (Pages, Numbers, Keynote) that constitute iWork! So in essence it is $29.97 for iWork!

wolftail said,
Why do you keep using the photo with the different sized iPhones? It could be confusing to some readers...

i know, right?? I absolutely H-A-ATE that picture and they just keep using it.

Funny how it takes Office Mobile on Windows Phone to make Apple think about putting an office productivity suite on their phone platform. Innovation at best, from Apple.

What's next for iOS 5? A People Hub, Facebook and Twitter integration, Live Tiles? Boy, I can't wait for this revolution...

/s

PlogCF said,
Funny how it takes Office Mobile on Windows Phone to make Apple think about putting an office productivity suite on their phone platform. Innovation at best, from Apple.

What's next for iOS 5? A People Hub, Facebook and Twitter integration, Live Tiles? Boy, I can't wait for this revolution...

/s

You honestly think that WP7's puny market share is what is motivating Apple? They released these for iPad a year ago. Now they are ported to iPhone/iPod Touch. Its a spreadsheet and word processor. There isn't anything revolutionary about it (word processors and spreadsheet programs have been in the iOS App Store since forever). These are the Apple ones. Big friggen deal.

Shadrack said,

You honestly think that WP7's puny market share is what is motivating Apple? They released these for iPad a year ago. Now they are ported to iPhone/iPod Touch. Its a spreadsheet and word processor. There isn't anything revolutionary about it (word processors and spreadsheet programs have been in the iOS App Store since forever). These are the Apple ones. Big friggen deal.

You'd be surprised what Apple copies from anything, regardless of its market share. Market share never plays a role here; when Apple sees a good idea, they copy it--they've admitted to this and made no bones about it.
Besides, it was one thing to do it for iPad; now they've done it for iPhone and iPod touch? I don't know, maybe it's just the timing (with all the WP7 hype, Mango, commercials, etc right now) that's making me suspicious...

PlogCF said,
Funny how it takes Office Mobile on Windows Phone to make Apple think about putting an office productivity suite on their phone platform. Innovation at best, from Apple.

What's next for iOS 5? A People Hub, Facebook and Twitter integration, Live Tiles? Boy, I can't wait for this revolution...

/s

Actually there was evidence they were working on this over a year ago:

http://appadvice.com/appnn/2010/06/iwork-headed-iphone

The software developers were probably focussing their time on GarageBand and iMovie for the iPad 2 and iOS 5 so it's been delayed until now. It has absolutely nothing to do with Windows Phone

DomZ said,

Actually there was evidence they were working on this over a year ago:

http://appadvice.com/appnn/2010/06/iwork-headed-iphone

The software developers were probably focussing their time on GarageBand and iMovie for the iPad 2 and iOS 5 so it's been delayed until now. It has absolutely nothing to do with Windows Phone

Interesting...
Well, it certainly seemed rather suspicious, though. I'll take your word on it, however.

ccoltmanm said,
Microsoft needs to release an Office competitor fast.

They have one. On the Windows Phone platform

/Yes I know you mean "on iOS"

Sraf said,

They have one. On the Windows Phone platform

/Yes I know you mean "on iOS"


MS Office is a joke on WP7, cant display images you can pick a massive 3 colours and do the basic, Bold,Underline and italic

badsey said,

MS Office is a joke on WP7, cant display images you can pick a massive 3 colours and do the basic, Bold,Underline and italic

Whoa whoa whoa. Did you just say all of that? First of all, you can do basic things like Bold, Underline, and Italic. Second of all, you can post images in all Office suites, be it Word, Powerpoint, or OneNote. You can do many other things as well on Office. I don't know why you'd say that in the first place...

PlogCF said,

Whoa whoa whoa. Did you just say all of that? First of all, you can do basic things like Bold, Underline, and Italic. Second of all, you can post images in all Office suites, be it Word, Powerpoint, or OneNote. You can do many other things as well on Office. I don't know why you'd say that in the first place...

sorry i meant "can" as you point out, but images you cannot, i opened a word document on my phone (when i had it) and it showed just text, wasn't even formatted correctly

badsey said,

sorry i meant "can" as you point out, but images you cannot, i opened a word document on my phone (when i had it) and it showed just text, wasn't even formatted correctly


Right. You can't do images on Word (although it's coming in Mango, I think), but you can do images in OneNote and PowerPoint. I'll never understand why...

PlogCF said,

Right. You can't do images on Word (although it's coming in Mango, I think), but you can do images in OneNote and PowerPoint. I'll never understand why...

I know OneNote you can (but the image size is shrunk down) and you can only view already created PowerPoint's not make one. (im didn't comment to bitch about whats better, just pointing the lack of a feature out)

.Neo said,
I'm finding it unbelievable we still haven't seen a new iWork version for Mac OS X.

I'll bet one will come out with Lion