iWork for iOS
Days before Apple’s biggest developer conference, WWDC, Apple has announced that its Keynote, Pages and Numbers productivity apps are now available for the iPhone and iPod touch.
The apps will be available for $9.99 each in the iTunes store or as a free update for users who have already purchased the iPad equivalent(s).
"Now you can use Keynote, Pages and Numbers on iPhone and iPod touch to create amazing presentations, documents and spreadsheets right in the palm of your hand," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing in a May 31 statement.
Microsoft is rumored to be working on a iOS version of Microsoft Office, but if there is any such application in development, Microsoft is keeping very quiet about it. Microsoft currently offers a note-taking application called OneNote for free in the App Store.
Technology bloggers are excited about the announcement. While some have been waiting a long time for Apple’s iWork to become iPhone compatible, the timing of the announcement hints that Apple may have some even more exciting announcements saved up for its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on June 6.
"Know what is awesome about this? Apple didn’t have enough time for this at WWDC and that’s why we are getting this a week early," wrote 9to5 Mac. Daring Fireball’s John Gruber shared the sentiment, adding "Guess the keynote is full."
Numbers for iOS