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Apple Continues Building iWork Team, Adds New Job Listings

Apple has been beefing up its iWork team since early February, and has posted several new job listings in recent weeks.

The latest job posting, which was added this morning, seeks a software QA engineer. As noted by Apple Bitch (via AppleInsider) the position specifies that the engineer will work on "the next generation of Desktop, Mobile, and Web application/services."

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Apple is currently hiring a number of employees for its iWork team, including three QA software engineers, a Production Specialist, a Technical Production Ninja, a Verification Engineer, a Visual Motion Designer, and a HiDPI Image Specialist to focus on Retina displays.

Apple's iWork suite includes Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, for both iOS and Mac. The software is overdue for an update as it was originally released in 2009 and has seen only minor improvements since that time.

While early iWork job hirings focused on senior software engineers, the newer listings for quality assurance software engineers suggest that the company might be inching closer to releasing a new version of iWork.

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16 months ago
It's been over four years since the last major update. Why has apple not updated iWork in such a long time?
Rating: 26 Votes
16 months ago
My only wish for the next version is full compatibility across ios/osx.
Rating: 20 Votes
16 months ago



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Apple is currently hiring a number of employees for its iWork team, including three QA software engineers, a Production Specialist, a Technical Production Ninja, a Verification Engineer, and a Visual Motion Designer.


Ninjas? Awesome!
Rating: 20 Votes
16 months ago
I fear that since Steve Jobs passed away, Apple has gone back to what it did when Steve Jobs left the first time (1985-1997). Essentially, the company is mired in a deep sleep. And I say this as a HUGE Apple fan (I ONLY buy Apple). There is no reason that iWork should have to endure this long of an update. With all the BILLIONS of dollars that Apple has on hand, they should be purchasing FAR more patents and startups than they have in recent years. Instead, I'm watching as Facebook, Microsoft, Google, and Samsung all make these major acquisitions --- and with far less cash than Apple. The MacPro hasn't been updated in YEARS ... the iphone hasn't had a major software update basically ever ... the company killed the 17" MBP for high end users... and they can't even get their campus built. I just don't know what this company is waiting for. It seems that with all the money they have on hand ... perhaps their priorities are lacking.

Dare I say it ... Time for a new CEO? IMO, the CEO of Apple should be operating as if this is Apple's last week on earth (even though they might be at or near the top, they shouldn't think like that). There is no sense of urgency with this company anymore. When Jobs was running the show ... it was like watching someone with ADHD throwing out one idea after another. Now we just get better cameras and faster processors.
Rating: 17 Votes
16 months ago

Ninjas? Awesome!



When a Ninja works for Apple... he is no ordinary Ninja.

He becomes... THE F[COLOR="Magenta"]R[/COLOR]UIT NINJA! :apple:
Rating: 15 Votes
16 months ago
'Technical Production Ninja' - best job title ever
Rating: 8 Votes
16 months ago

Office is dead. Microsoft knows this. Google knows this. Apple knows this.


Office is dead? It has 92% Market share as of their last earnings report in April.
You must not work in any business oriented company that has to deal with other companies/customers.

Despite the complete down slide of the PC Market Microsoft had a profit Year over Year as of their last earnings.

Apple as of their last earnings report posted a Year over Year loss in profit.

Google and Microsoft own 97% of the total "Office Productivity" market share.

Please do a little research before making such an ignorant, blatantly incorrect post.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2013/04/19/microsoft-shakes-off-pc-slump-as-office-and-servers-sales-swell/ (http://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2013/04/19/microsoft-shakes-off-pc-slump-as-office-and-servers-sales-swell/)
Rating: 8 Votes
16 months ago

I fear that since Steve Jobs passed away, Apple has gone back to what it did when Steve Jobs left the first time (1985-1997). Essentially, the company is mired in a deep sleep. And I say this as a HUGE Apple fan (I ONLY buy Apple). There is no reason that iWork should have to endure this long of an update. With all the BILLIONS of dollars that Apple has on hand, they should be purchasing FAR more patents and startups than they have in recent years. Instead, I'm watching as Facebook, Microsoft, Google, and Samsung all make these major acquisitions --- and with far less cash than Apple. The MacPro hasn't been updated in YEARS ... the iphone hasn't had a major software update basically ever ... the company killed the 17" MBP for high end users... and they can't even get their campus built. I just don't know what this company is waiting for. It seems that with all the money they have on hand ... perhaps their priorities are lacking.

Dare I say it ... Time for a new CEO? IMO, the CEO of Apple should be operating as if this is Apple's last week on earth (even though they might be at or near the top, they shouldn't think like that). There is no sense of urgency with this company anymore. When Jobs was running the show ... it was like watching someone with ADHD throwing out one idea after another. Now we just get better cameras and faster processors.


oh lawd...jobs was here for plenty of years of no major releases for iWork or pros. they had other priorities.

acquisitions for for the sake of it are more disruptive to an org than good. apple invests more wisely than that.

iOS is constantly gaining new functionality and changes, even if they aren't bling. thank heavens.

iPhone as a category is maturing rapidly -- you won't see major changes but instead iterative improvement. just like notebooks and desktops before that.

cooks is CEO of the most profitable PC maker AND mobile maker...lions share of wealth in both sectors. and you think it's time to fire him. get...real.
Rating: 7 Votes
16 months ago
3 words:

Better. Office. Compatibility.
Rating: 7 Votes
16 months ago
get ready for iWork 2019!!!!
Rating: 7 Votes

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