iwork 09 box no yearMacLife.de reports [Google translation] that the boxed version of iWork '09 is currently out of stock at a number of prominent German retailers, including Amazon.de, Cyberport.de, Gravis.de, and Alternate.de.

Apple of course began offering the individual iWork '09 applications via the Mac App Store from its launch in early January, pricing the three applications at $19.99 each. The company has, however, continued to sell the boxed version of iWork '09 priced at $79.99 for a single-user license or $99.99 for a family pack.

iWork '09 is two-and-a-half years old at this point, having been introduced in January 2009. Rumors had claimed that Apple was preparing to launch a revamped iWork '11 suite alongside the Mac App Store earlier this year, and iWork shortages at retail stores leading up to the Mac App Store debut had further fueled speculation, but nothing materialized.

Despite the recent iWork stock issues at German retailers, such shortages are not a consistent predictor of Apple product updates, particularly in the case of software, where the company's products have commonly gone out of stock temporarily only to reappear soon after. Nevertheless, it is interesting to speculate about whether the launch of OS X Lion could see Apple make changes to its other software offerings such as iWork by either releasing an updated version or simply moving to exclusive Mac App Store distribution for the current version.

Top Rated Comments

King Flamez1 Avatar
142 months ago
i want to see iWork '11
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
C42D Avatar
142 months ago
wrong!

lets be real here, the current iWork doesn't offer anything groundbreaking,

KEYNOTE IS GROUNDBREAKING in and of itself. I have an entire business based on it. Anyone who has used Powerpoint to make professional presentations knows what I mean. Keynote is a godsend to presentation designers. UPDATE IT NOW STEVE!!!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
praetorian909 Avatar
142 months ago
Don't forget: 2011 is the year of iPad2. It is NOT the year of stunning Apple software releases.

Hmm really? So you think iPad2 will be more ground-breaking than Lion?

I could see how that might be, but I sure hope not. Mac OS is Apple's bread & butter...well it's supposed to be.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NXTMIKE Avatar
142 months ago
About time!

I've been waiting for the days of iWork 11 for ages. 3 Years for a mac office productivity suite is too much IMO.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacsRgr8 Avatar
142 months ago
i want to see iWork '11

Hmm... probably with iCloud integration.
So I would wait for it.. or Mac App Store ;)
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
winston1236 Avatar
142 months ago
be careful with iwork 09 its an antique
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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