Earlier today, in a rather surprising move, Apple released the iWork suite for the iPhone and iPod touch. It certainly wasn’t an expected announcement from the folks at Cupertino, especially considering the fact that the upcoming WWDC 2011 is set to be focused on upcoming software such as iOS 5 and Mac OS X Lion. Nevertheless, the iWork suite consisting of the Pages, Keynote, and Numbers apps are now available on the iPhone and iPod touch for $9.99 each. iWork originally made its iOS debut on the iPad last January; those that purchased any of the three iWork apps for iPad can download the new iPhone and iPod touch counterpart for free from the App Store. Here’s a rundown of what you can expect from each app:
I would still recommend using a Mac if you’re going to be creating a full-fledged presentation, but this mobile version of Keynote does pack some punch. It’s really easy to make a presentation with the drag-and-drop interface that the multi-touch screen delivers. You begin by naming your presentation and choosing from a variety of different backgrounds to use for your slides. There are your basic controls for adding text boxes, images from your device’s camera roll, tables, charts, and shapes. At this time, there is no way to import video into Keynote.
A closer look at Pages and Numbers as well as several screenshots can be found after the break!