Apple Unveils iWork ’09

Introduces Public Beta for Online Document Sharing

SAN FRANCISCO–January 6, 2009–Apple today introduced iWork ’09, the
latest version of Apple’s popular office productivity suite, which adds
powerful new features without sacrificing Apple’s legendary ease of use.
Keynote ’09 introduces advanced object transitions, which automatically
animate objects with a choice of effects and Magic Move, an innovative way
to create sophisticated animations just by applying a simple transition.
Pages ’09 features a new Full Screen view that helps you focus on your
writing and an outline mode to organize your thoughts. Numbers ’09
introduces a quick way to group and summarize data and a dramatically
simplified way to create complex formulas. Apple also announced
public beta, a new service Apple is developing to share iWork ’09 documents

“Millions of Mac users have fallen in love with iWork,” said Steve Jobs,
Apple’s CEO. “With iWork ’09, Apple continues to demonstrate that
innovation is possible in office productivity software, and that creating
impressive presentations, documents and spreadsheets doesn’t need to be

Keynote ’09 introduces Magic Move, which allows you to apply a simple
transition to automatically animate the position, scale, rotation and
opacity of any image, graphic or text that is repeated on consecutive
slides. New text transitions morph text from one slide to the next. New
advanced object transitions animate objects off one slide while
simultaneously animating objects onto the next slide with a choice of
effects. 3D charts now include cylinder shapes, beveled-edge pie charts,
new textures and four new 3D build effects. The Keynote Remote application,
sold separately in the App Store, lets you view slides and presenter notes
and control your presentation with your iPhone or iPod touch.
Pages ’09 Full Screen view lets you focus on your document without any
distractions and reveals the menus, format bar and page navigator only when
needed. Outline mode includes templates that help to quickly build the
framework for your document and allow you to collapse, expand and rearrange
elements, even inline graphics, with ease. MathType 6 support lets
engineers, mathematicians and students easily add sophisticated equations
to their documents and EndNote X2 integration lets users add and edit
comprehensive bibliographic references. Pages ’09 also includes 40 new
Apple-designed templates, including newsletters, posters, certificates and
coordinated stationery.

Numbers ’09 provides a great way to quickly categorize data by column,
which you can then collapse, expand and summarize to easily make sense of
large sets of data. Numbers ’09 makes formula writing dramatically easier
with an enhanced function browser which includes built-in help for over 250
functions, and visual placeholders with tool tips that explain each
variable in a formula. Use the new Formula List to view all formulas in
your entire spreadsheet and jump directly to any formula cell with a single
click. Expanded chart options include mixed chart types, two-axis charts,
and the ability to apply trend lines and error bars. Numbers charts pasted
into Pages or Keynote are linked, and can be updated with a single click.

Apple also introduced public beta, a new service Apple is
developing to share iWork ’09 documents online. Using your Apple ID, just
click the icon in the Keynote, Pages or Numbers toolbar to upload
your document and invite others to view it online. Viewers can provide
comments and notes, and download a copy of your document in iWork,
Microsoft Office or PDF formats. A consolidated online list of all your
shared documents indicates when your viewers have posted comments.

Pricing & Availability

iWork ’09 is now available through the Apple Store (, Apple’s
retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price
of $79 (US). iWork ’09 is available for $49 (US) with the purchase of any
Mac through the Apple Store, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized

iWork ’09 requires Mac OS X version 10.4.11 or Mac OS X version 10.5.6 or
later, a Macintosh computer with an Intel processor, PowerPC G5, or 500 MHz
or faster PowerPC G4, 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended), 32MB of video RAM,
QuickTime 7.5.5 or later, a DVD drive for installation and 1.2GB of
available disk space. Public Beta is not included with the
purchase of iWork ’09. Account setup and activation are required. Fees may
apply. Internet access and iWork ’09 are required. Terms of service apply
and are available at