Shortages of Boxed iWork '09 at German Retailers

MacLife.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.

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110 months ago
i want to see iWork '11
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110 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!!!
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110 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.
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110 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.
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110 months ago

i want to see iWork '11


Hmm... probably with iCloud integration.
So I would wait for it.. or Mac App Store ;)
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110 months ago
be careful with iwork 09 its an antique
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110 months ago

"What Microsoft revealed this week is that they do not believe there is a post-PC era. They're banking that the PC era will never end." ★ - John Gruber, June 3 2011


Lol this really made me think, you can just imagine in 50 or 60 years time some of us will be doing the typical "back in the PC days" talk to young teenagers who will think that PC's where so primitive compared to their iPad 50's.


Likely. iPads are already capable of doing what most people do with PCs. I think PCs will always be here however, just like how room-size computers still exist, they're just mainly server rooms now.
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110 months ago

"What Microsoft revealed this week is that they do not believe there is a post-PC era. They're banking that the PC era will never end." ★ - John Gruber, June 3 2011


Lol this really made me think, you can just imagine in 50 or 60 years time some of us will be doing the typical "back in the PC days" talk to young teenagers who will think that PC's where so primitive compared to their iPad 50's.
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110 months ago

Pages is already fullscreen. ;)



Rumour has it that July 6th is the release day for Lion.

http://www.cultofmac.com/report-os-x-10-7-lion-will-launch-on-mac-app-store-next-wednesday-at-900am-pt/102994


Unless Apple is 5-6 previews ahead internally i really don't see how they can release it a week from now.
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110 months ago
It's long overdue...

Perhaps better compatibility with the iOS version, typically more transitions/effects for Keynote; more Apple-designed templates for all applications, improved export options (maybe even fixing the Keynote Quicktime export for good!); and support for iCloud, inevitably.

Two and a half years of time available for development says it has to be a nice release.
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