iWork ’10 – coming soon at Apple WWDC?

  • All of the above suggestions.
  • A few more book and text and header type fonts. If Steve took a typography class and it made an impression on him, shouldn’t there be more since he’s trying to change the publishing industry?
  • Both improved color and black texture themes of charts and graphics.
  • A much improved Font Book experience. Again, if Steve loves what he learned about typography, Font Book needs a radical update so that you can use fonts better as a designer.
  • iWork has a color wheel, it needs a grayscale texture wheel for simple black and white books.

So, what do you think will happen at WWDC and iWork?

Update 06/07/2010: Well, no iWork released OR announced by Steve at the Keynote. Too much iPad and iPhone. From here Apple will either quietly release it or have another announcement sometime late summer or fall timeframe, probably guessing in mid September, if that late. There are three scenarios here:

  1. Apple Store show up. This is where there is not much significance to what it is and appears on Apple’s online store.
  2. Short Announcement. A guess would be that there might be, at the most, a shorter announcement IF there is something significant about the release, i.e. works enough with MobileMe and other aspects that it needs a release announcement.
  3. Larger Announcement. If a number of publishers are on board with what iWork can do with the iBook store, etc. But from my vantage point there’s probably a lot of “back room” goings on such as improving MobileMe, etc. now that the iPad/iPhone has been announced and this will start taking up resources.

Update 06/07/2010 #1: Well, Engadget has a story that Keynote for the iPhone 4 is coming based on a screen shot, which means iWork is coming soon as well. My guess is that once they work good together, maybe not great, iWork ’10 will be released. Stay tuned for more info.

Update 07/21/2010: My guess is that Apple won’t release iWork ’10, or whatever they call it, until any new models come out in the fall after the current sales are up, sometime during middle of September or later.

Update 08/26/2010: Apple released today and Update to iWork 9.0.4 that adds a few fixes AND a new export feature to the epub format. I nailed this feature above.

Update: 01/23/2011: Rumor is that iWork ’11 will come out sometime Spring, maybe March or April because a proposed book on iWork ’11 has been delayed. Soon, folks, soon.

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7 comments on this post.
  1. Jeff Whitten:

    How about pivot tables in Numbers? And something like SmartArt in Keynote?

  2. Kevin Cullis:

    Good calls. It seems that things such as number functions cross the applications, why not the rest. Maybe the code base can allow that.


  3. Pau:

    Iwork Needs a bibliography free tool (like office)!

  4. Kevin Cullis:

    I suspect that there will be some enhancements coming and think there may be some more opportunities for something like this. Thanks for the comment.

  5. ch 131:

    How are the apps on the iPad? I’ve heard the gaming is quite good!

  6. Kevin Cullis:

    I’ve heard the same. Don’t have an iPad myself because I’m more a of a content creator than a consumer, i.e. my Macbook Pro laptop. It serves to do both, consume and create.

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