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Apple iWork Gets Updated in Wake of Office for iPad Launch

Microsoft released Office for iPad last week, and even though Apple is grabbing 30-percent of all of Microsoft’s in-app purchases, the company is still going to compete head-to-head with Microsoft in that space as aggressively as possible — especially considering Microsoft’s suite is already dominating the iTunes App Store free charts. Apple likely had some advanced notice Microsoft was going to make its move, and today it’s rolling out updates to iWork across iCloud, OS X and iOS. The changes were first spotted by 9to5Mac.

According to Apple’s iCloud website, Keynote, Pages and Numbers are all getting revamped designs with Retina display support. Keynote users will also gain the ability to update charts in imported documents, share view-only documents and the ability to open iCloud mail. Numbers has the same changes, though also includes improved pop-up menu support. Pages is gaining new templates, the ability to edit charts and improved text wrap.

The changes are already reflected on iCloud and updates to Apple’s Mac OS X and iOS apps will start rolling out later today.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...