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!)

Top Rated Comments

parseckadet Avatar
113 months 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.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JaySoul Avatar
113 months ago
What's the difference between a short hour, an hour and a long hour?
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Marv89 Avatar
113 months 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:
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jayomat Avatar
113 months 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 ;)
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ElectronGuru Avatar
113 months 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.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
69650 Avatar
113 months ago
I hope they update the OSX versions. It's been a long wait.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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