Will iWork for iPad – Multi-Touch Version of Productivity Apps Come to the iPhone?

iWork for iPad announced

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?

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  • ahmed

    first

  • Aaa

    I hope they do but I doubt it – it sounds like it took a bit of engineering to make it work on the ipad which has a lot more power than the iphone. But, could be wrong!

  • Z

    yea the iphone is def. not powerful enough to run a text editor. and transparency transitions? yea right..

  • http://www.unicora.com Mark

    Well I don’t think the tech side is the reason apple will not make iWork for iPhone. I mean the iPhone 4 has the same processor as the iPad.

    However it the larger screen that allows more space for buttons and more accurate use of the touch screen that is the power of the iPad.