|Initial release||January 11, 2005|
iWork / March 27, 2018
The oldest application in iWork is Keynote, first released as a standalone application in 2003. Pages was released with the first iWork release in 2005; Numbers was added in 2007 with the release of iWork '08. The next release, iWork '09, also included access to
iWork was initially sold as a suite for $79, then later at $19.99 per app on OS X and $9.99 per app on iOS. Apple announced in October 2013 that iOS devices purchased from September 2013 onwards and OS X computers purchased from October 2013 onwards, whether new or refurbished, are eligible for a free download of all three iWork apps. iWork for iCloud, which also incorporates a document hosting service, is free to all holders of an
In September 2016, Apple announced that the real-time collaboration feature will be available for all iWork apps.
The first version of iWork, iWork '05, was announced on January 11, 2005 at the
While iWork was billed by Apple as "a successor to
iWork '06 was released on January 10, 2006 and contained updated versions of both Keynote and Pages. Both programs were released as
The next version of the suite, iWork '08, was announced and released on August 7, 2007 at a special media event at Apple's campus in
iWork '09, was announced on January 6, 2009 and released the same day. It contains updated versions of all three applications in the suite. iWork '09 also included access to a beta version of the
On January 27, 2010, Apple announced iWork for
On October 22, 2013, Apple announced an overhaul of the iWork software for both the Mac and iOS. Both suites were made available via the respective App Stores. The update is free for current iWork owners and was also made available free of charge for anyone purchasing an OS X or iOS device after October 1, 2013. Any user activating the newly free iWork apps on a qualifying device can download the same apps on another iOS or OS X device logged into the same App Store account.
The new OS X versions have been criticized for losing features such as multiple selection, linked text boxes, bookmarks, 2-up page views, mail merge, searchable comments, ability to read/export
Due to using a completely new file format that can work across macOS, Windows, and in most
/Applications/iWork '09/), as a work-around to allow users continued use of the earlier suite in order to open and edit older iWork documents locally on their machine. In October 2015, Apple released an update to mitigate this cumbersome issue, allowing users to open documents saved in iWork '06 and iWork '08 formats in the latest version of Pages.
In 2016, Apple announced that the real-time collaboration feature will be available for all iWork apps, instead of being constrained to using