iWork 9 now or wait?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by W1MRK, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. W1MRK macrumors 6502

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    Hello all.


    Heres the question. I have two new apple i3 computers that need iWork.

    Should I get a iWork 09 family pack or should I hold out for iWork 11 whenever that pops up?

    I can get the iWork family pack for about 55 dollars on Buy.com

    Will there be a huge difference in versions? Didn't find a exact post on this so thought I would ask

    Mike
     
  2. gorjan macrumors 6502

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    I don't know anything about any new features, but I'd at least wait until the Mac App Store is launched. There have been some hints about a new version hitting at the time of the App Store launch.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    It's quite unlikely that iWork '11 will revolutionize text processing. If you need it now, go ahead and buy it. Office for Mac 2011 may also be worth a look
     
  4. Mal macrumors 603

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    I'd wait until January 6th at this point. It's highly likely, though of course not certain, that there will be a new version released alongside the new Mac App Store. If you purchase them there, at the price points in the keynote where it was demonstrated, you'd pay only $44.97 ($14.99 x 3) for all three apps, and they will run on multiple machines.

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  5. gorjan macrumors 6502

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    This is true of course, but you can say that about every version of MS Office for the last ten-fifteen years. It all depends on needs, and if Text Edit can suffice for a month while waiting for the new iWork, it's always nice to have the newest version. :eek:
     
  6. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

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    Since the Mac App Store in launching in 3 weeks, why not download the trial of iWork '09 & use that until we know for sure what the App Store will bring? The trial is good for 30 days.
     
  7. W1MRK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the responses everyone. I think I will wait it out and try the trial in the mean time


    Mike
     

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