buy iWork '09 or wait for '11?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by genosseinski, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. genosseinski macrumors member

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    Hi folks,

    I will get the new MBA soon and it will be my first Mac ever. As a student and also for personal use (eg Bible notes) I need a good word processing program and I think Pages seems to be fine.

    Now I don't know if it makes much sense to buy all three iWork 09 applications and realize a few months later that there will be a new version, since I don't think major updates will be free of charge.

    Do you think it's worth the wait or should I play around with the 30-days trial first?
    How likely is a new release in the upcoming months? Never heard of iWork being presented during an iPod event in September...

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I haven't heard any rumors about when the next version of iWork will be released. I'd reccomend going with the 30 day trial anyway just because as a student you may find that even though you like iWork you might need office for classes. That said I don't think there will be an update soon, so if you need the programs now then it's worth buying them.
     
  3. genosseinski thread starter macrumors member

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    thank you. Might use OpenOffice in the meantime.

    Interesting sig/avatar btw. ;) I've not met many people blending these two together. Many people from both sides actually oppose the other...
     

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