No iWork ’11?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Apple today announced iLife, Lion, Facetime and a new MacBook Air, but no new iWork. Where did it go? We have a few ideas, but nothing concrete.

Along with all the other announcements, Apple showed off the new Mac App Store. It’s possible Apple wants to make a splash with the new App Store and have iWork ’11 be the first big release for the store. Of course, they could have shown it off today and kept some folks from buying Office 2011 for a few months. The other possibility is that Apple saw Office 2011 coming and decided to hold off and really pump up iWork (especially Keynote).

One other option might be that they just didn’t show it off, but it will quietly appear on the website later today. We doubt this is the case, since Keynote is Steve’s baby, but it is possible.

I guess we’ll know at some point what’s up, but I hope we don’t have to wait until 2011 to get our hands on a new copy of iWork.