Apple last updated the iWork suite in January 2009, more than three years ago. Since then, it has released versions of every other piece of software it produces. Three versions of OS X (Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion). One version of iLife (in 2010). A new version of Aperture, which has been updated several times. And two versions of Final Cut Pro. But no new iWork! Meanwhile, Microsoft has released Office 2010 for Windows, which is a fantastic piece of software. Office 2011 for Mac was also released too, but it's a memory hog and doesn't hold a candle to Office 2010. Then, I finally tried the Consumer Preview of Microsoft Office 2013 the past week. It's awesome! When I type a text in Microsoft Word, it just feels so smooth! Never used a word processor like that. And Microsoft has not yet announced a Mac version of this office suite - perhaps there is none and Mac users will have to use the web apps if they want to. While people who rely on office suites are left in the dark, Apple keeps updating its lines of consumer products. Is it ever going to release a new version of iWork? Will it be a real update, to take on Office 2013 as a real contender? Otherwise, I will have to go back to Windows.