Phil Schiller, Apple's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing unveiled iWork for iPad at the media event on Wednesday, which he claimed was specially designed for the multi-touch surface of the iPad.
The launch of the software suite will provide a range of productivity tools to iPad users, which we believe will be one of the killer apps for the iPad.
The iWork for iPad comes as three separate applications for Keynote, Pages and Numbers that bring all the functionalities of the desktop version to the iPad. One of the notable features is that the iPad version of iWork lets users work on tools through simple taps and finger gestures. For instance, the slide management feature on Keynote lets you pack multiple slides into a bundle with just one simple finger gesture.
Interestingly, iWork also lets users import iWork '09 and Microsoft Office files into the iPad as well as export them in iWork '09 or PDF file formats. As The Apple Blog notes, a lot of focus has gone into establishing the iPad as the users' primary presentation tool. The iPad comes with a cable that will let users connect the device to a projector; something that will come very handy for presentations.
Apple has announced that the Keynote, Pages and Numbers apps will individually be made available for $9.99 from the iTunes store.
You can checkout the videos below of Phil Schiller giving a demo of iWork at the media event:
While it is no doubt a wonderful productivity suite for the iPad, we wonder if Apple will reimagine it for the iPhone? What do you think?