Apple has updated its Apple Store iOS app with unnamed 'performance enhancements' and the option to preload iWork onto Macs purchased via the app.
Apple used to offer iWork preloaded on Macs and included the install DVD inside the box, however once iWork became available only via the App Store, the company removed that option. Yesterday, the preloading ability was returned to the standard Online Store and has now arrived on the mobile store as well.
Presumably, iWork is being preinstalled on new machines via the Mac App Store much like the iPhoto and iMovie applications are.
- Now get the option to have Pages, Keynote and Numbers pre-installed on any MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac or Mac Pro.
- Performance enhancements to make it easier to shop for Apple products on the go.
The Apple Store iOS app allows users to buy products and have them shipped or pick them up at an Apple Store, track purchases, and buy some products at an Apple Retail Store without interacting with a salesperson. Users can also make Genius Bar and One to One reservations.
The Apple Store app is a free download from the App Store. [Direct Link]
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They should add this option for all MAS apps...
Edit: Expanding on that idea, Apple should open the MAS to people on iOS and Windows computers... Buy an app from wherever you are, and it starts downloading to your Mac if you already have one or they'll preload it to any Mac that you buy. Maybe while buying your Mac, they let you open the MAS and buy whatever apps you'd like it to come with preloaded.
Apple's mistake was making the release year part of the name. If it wasn't called iWork '09 nobody would be talking about it being out of date.
We can only hope a bigger update is waiting in the wings—possibly awaiting some in-store NFC stuff? Maybe that hypothetical version is Universal...
How about iWork '13 Apple??
...and a free puppy!