In a surprise move, Apple has just announced that its iWork suite is now available for iPhone and iPod touch. The iWork suite, including Keynote, Pages and Numbers, were previously available on the iPad and, of course, the Mac.
The apps are available individually for $9.99 each for new users and are free upgrades for owners of the iPad versions, making them universal apps. The Keynote Remote app is available as a separate $0.99 download.
Keynote, Apple’s presentation tool, has been scaled down nicely and retains the ability to present in full screen while connected to a projector or HDTV. The Keynote Remote app allows your iPhone or iPod to control another iOS device or Mac running Keynote during presentations.
Pages is Apple’s word processor for iOS. To make the iPhone version of Pages more friendly to a smaller screen size, Apple has included a Smart Zoom feature that automatically follows your cursor when you’re editing and zooms back out when you’re done.
Numbers, the spreadsheet editor for iOS, has also been ported to the iPhone. Smart Zoom is also mentioned as a feature of the iPhone and iPod version of Numbers. All of the functions, charts and table options from the iPad version of Numbers are included here as well.
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This is great for schools and classrooms that already have iPod Touch labs and want to give their students great tools for creating documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
When does the version for the iPod Nano come out?