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Apple Touts iWork for iCloud Upgrades Coming in 'Just a Few Short Hours'

At its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Apple introduced iWork for iCloud, a browser-based version of its productivity suite of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. The service has been in beta testing since that time, and the company is widely expected to make an official announcement about its launch at today's media event, alongside new versions of iWork for both OS X and iOS.

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Confirming that iWork for iCloud should officially launch today immediately following Apple's media event, users attempting to access the iWork apps on iCloud.com are currently being greeted with messages alerting them that the service is being upgraded and that in "just a few short hours" they will have access to the new features.

(Thanks, Mario!)

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26 weeks ago
I know iWork for iCloud is in beta and all, but if Apple really wants people to use this for real work they need to learn that a multiple-hour outage in the middle of the work day is not acceptable. I don't care if they're adding "exciting" new features that are "revolutionary." When it comes to productivity apps, reliability trumps new features. They need to learn to do these roll outs without shutting the service down for an indeterminate time. I sure don't seem to recall Google ever doing this. This kind of move just screams that the whole thing is nothing more than a service used by toys, even if it is in beta.
Rating: 17 Positives
26 weeks ago
What's the difference between a short hour, an hour and a long hour?
Rating: 16 Positives
26 weeks ago

I know iWork for iCloud is in beta and all, but if Apple really wants people to use this for real work they need to learn that a multiple-hour outage in the middle of the work day is not acceptable. I don't care if they're adding "exciting" new features that are "revolutionary." When it comes to productivity apps, reliability trumps new features. They need to learn to do these roll outs without shutting the service down for an indeterminate time. I sure don't seem to recall Google ever doing this. This kind of move just screams that the whole thing is nothing more than a service used by toys, even if it is in beta.


Lesson for the future: Don't use BETA software for your work ! :rolleyes:
Rating: 15 Positives
26 weeks ago

What's the difference between a short hour, an hour and a long hour?


"When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute -- then it's longer than any hour. That's relativity!"

They want to to 'feel' that Pages for iCloud is that pretty girl ;)
Rating: 13 Positives
26 weeks ago

What's the difference between a short hour, an hour and a long hour?


An hour is an hour. A short hour is an hour you want someone else to experience. A long hour is one you yourself are experiencing.
Rating: 10 Positives
26 weeks ago
I hope they update the OSX versions. It's been a long wait.
Rating: 8 Positives
26 weeks ago
I don't understand why there isn't a "Photos" icon on iCloud.com that gives you your photostream as well as current public/shared albums. It seems so obvious since the content already is in iCloud, and would help a lot with copy & pasting those pesky shared album links on the desktop. Trying to get the album links from iPhone to desktop is more annoying that it should be...

although I wouldn't say no to Clipboard in iCloud on OS X + iOS either
Rating: 4 Positives
26 weeks ago
yes. i so hope we get completely new redesigned iWork suites for iOS and OS X. i think we can be sure about getting it. they also said at the wwdc keynote 'web iwork, including completely new mac apps' (if i remember correctly).

new aperture and updated apps like iPhoto, etc. would be awesome too.

can't wait for the keynote!
Rating: 4 Positives
26 weeks ago
First!
Rating: 3 Positives
26 weeks ago
You know, this all smells like a Mavericks release. Please give us Mavericks today, Apple!
Rating: 3 Positives

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