HELP-Purchase iWork or wait for update...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by suppersam, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. suppersam macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2013
    Chicago, IL
    Just got myself a Mac and I'm looking to buy iWork, however I've been using free ware (like Google Docs) because I've heard that apple is looking to update iWok soon. Cutting to the chase, free ware sucks and I'm wondering if waiting is worth it. (Im just worried about spending $20 on pages just to spend $20 on it again next month). Thanks for your input.
  2. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    Apple haven't had a paid updates for iWork for years and years. Could be next month, could be next year.
  3. jchase2057 macrumors regular

    Dec 6, 2010
  4. NN2910 macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2013
    Netherlands (NL)
    I have the exact same 'dilemma'

    I've recently bought my MacBook Pro Retina 13" and I was working on my thesis in MS Word on my old white MacBook (2007). I did once got iWork '09 as a present on a disk, but I've lost that one :(.

    So now I've already been thinking and puzzling for two months about whether to buy Pages '09 or not and work with that program on my MBP Retina (hoping for a free upgrade). Or I keep working on my old white MB and leave my precious new Retina alone until I graduate - somewhere this year..

    We have to decide whether this investment will be worth the €18 (in my country) or not. The more I think and the more I wait, I'm better off by just buying Pages '09. Apple already gave me a stab in the back by dropping the prices of the Retinas (for my version €250), four months after they were released and two months after I bought it :mad: - and no I couldn't see this coming, it's not like we're talking about an iPad or an iPhone, anyway. So I'll survive another €18..

    If you can wait another month.. week.. couple of days (we just don't and won't know) than keep waiting. If you cannot wait and keep searching the Internet hoping to find an answer - like I did the last two months :p - then just buy Pages '09 because you won't find an answer until the day Apple announces/releases iWork '13..'14?.. '15?..

    Well, I guess I'm going to follow my own advice - this time :D. Good luck and have fun with your new Mac ;).

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