iWork Update for Mac & iOS: What’s new?
Apple’s iWork suite recently received an update on iOS and Mac OS X containing a number of bugfixes and performance patches. The iWork suite contains office apps such as Pages, Numbers and Keynote. Both platforms have received the update simultaneously. For now, Apple has simply cleaned house with the update and refrained from adding new features one month ahead of the WWDC 2016 developer conference. Apple has come under criticism for not ensuring feature parity with earlier versions of the package, legacy users are still missing some of the functionality they require for working with the apps.
Pages, Numbers and Keynote updated in new patch
The new versions of the apps look and feel exactly the same. The release notes do not contain a detailed change log, instead Apple offers the generic remark that the stability of the apps has been improved while bugfixes were integrated in this release.
While it comes as a slight disappointment that we won’t be seeing new features anytime soon, having a more stable version of the iWork suite is certainly an advantage. If you have bought a new iPhone or Mac that came with iOS 7 or Mac OS X Mavericks and later, the iWork suite is completely free for you.
Using older hardware is also an option, but will cost you $9.99 per app in the App Store. Due to the tight operating system integration, purchasing iWork is practically a no-brainer if you don’t rely on very complex office tasks such as Excel’s Pivot Tables and full range of similar features. Most users enjoy working with the iWork suite of apps due to the ease of use, which is especially apparent in Apple Pages and the excellently designed templates therein.