Apple debuted iWork for iCloud at WWDC 2013 and, in response, countless rumors have been thrown around saying that the software suite may soon be going free. After all, Google’s own productivity suite has been free for years. Will Apple actually decide to make this move, further incentivizing an investment in their ecosystem? We won’t know for a while, but a new screenshot grabbed thanks to the release of iOS 7 beta 3 corroborates the rumors in favor of this scenario.
The above screenshot may look familiar–it appears the first time you open the App Store on an iOS device. The pop-up is intended to display Apple’s free app offerings, reminding you to grab Podcasts, iBooks, and other apps the company has decided not to include with stock iOS. As you can see above, opening the App Store for the first time on iOS 7 beta 3 shows Pages, Keynote, Numbers, iPhoto and iMovie as free among the likes of Find my iPhone.
I would love to use Apple’s productivity suite, but I could never justify making the move over Google’s free offerings and Microsoft’s ubiquitous file formats. How about you?