Pages & iCloud

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by auronrenouille, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. auronrenouille macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2011
    I'm pretty well aware of the limitations of iWork but I have a fondness for iWork for personal/home uses (I'd like to start using it for professional work too - legal drafting - but need to find some pleading paper templates, but that's not an iCloud issue).

    Anyhow. I have iWork '08. I have an iPad and an iPhone. After being a late adopter of the iPad, I am glued to it. I don't shower without it (OK, so maybe I'm exaggerating a little bit). There are certain documents that I want to be able to update anywhere, even the shower (again, I exaggerate). So should I go ahead and get Pages/Numbers for iOS? Do I need to update to iWork '09 or can I hold my breath until iWork '12 comes out? (Is iWork '12 coming out, or is it vaporware? We don't have many more days until iWork '11 is not to be). Can iOS and iCloud babysit MS Office documents the way that Pages seamlessly opens Word documents, or will I need to first convert them to iWork native formats?

    I know that this post could properly fit in probably a half dozen forums here, but... this seems like a good place to start since the end goal is to be able to access documents via iCloud on my 3G iPad 2 and iPhone from anywhere.
  2. d21mike macrumors 68040


    Jul 11, 2007
    Torrance, CA
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    We need a new release of both to be able to directly update documents in iCloud from the Mac. Only iOS supports this now. Hopefully soon.
  3. auronrenouille thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2011
    Thank you :).

    I'll skip the '09 version on the App store then and wait until that update comes along.

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