The iWork App suite payment?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by saberahul, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. saberahul macrumors 68040

    Nov 6, 2008
    Tried searching this but couldn't find a clear answer so I'm asking here. I bought the iWork suite for the iPad. It is rumored that it will be released on the iPhone and iPod touch so if I wanted to get it on all my Apple devices, would I have to pay $10 for it each time? Thanks for the help!
  2. harry*333 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2009
    I have no idea, it's possible but it would be nicer if it was one time purchase
  3. OGDaniel macrumors 6502a


    Dec 24, 2009
    I think it will be. Apple is smart like that.
  4. saberahul thread starter macrumors 68040

    Nov 6, 2008
    I hope so. I'm no way putting down $30 just for Pages to have on 3 devices.
  5. afireintonto macrumors 6502a


    Jul 22, 2008
    I can't imagine the nightmare that would be pages on iPhone. Typing out long emails / txts bothers me enough. I wouldn't want to be writing my term papers on that.
    And I can't see it having much editing power either, besides the usual changing fonts or size.
  6. pelicanflip macrumors 6502a

    Jun 24, 2009
    i really doubt that pages/keynote/numbers will be released for the iPhone or the iPod Touch.

    the screen is just so small on the iPhone and the iPod Touch compared to the iPad, so there's practically no real reason to have it on either one.

    i'd imagine editing things would be such a pain/nearly impossible to do.

    Even if Apple does port over the apps from the iPad back to the iPhone/iPod Touch, I'd imagine it'd be a different version that you'd have to buy.
  7. wyneken macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2010
    The great State of Maine
    I just finished reading somewhere -- I think it was 9to5Mac -- a report that suggests that the iWork suite, when it comes to the iPhone, will be a universal app that will work across all three mobile platforms.

    As another poster said, I have trouble imagining Pages on a tiny screen.
  8. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Even if Apple charges separately for the iPhone/iPod touch app (which I, like everyone else, think is rather unlikely), you would only have to pay twice. Right now, there are only three kinds of apps in the app store.
    1. Universal - pay once, use on all three devices.
    2. iPhone/iPod touch apps - pay once, use on all three devices. doesn't look good on iPads because they aren't optimized for iPad screen size, and keyboards and other controls may be hard to use on the iPad.
    3. iPad only - works only on iPads, can't be installed on iPhones/iPod touches.

    There's no iPhone only or iPod touch only apps, so if Apple does release iWorks for iPhone/touch as a non-Universal app, you can buy it once and put it on as many iPhones/touches as you have.
  9. pooryou macrumors 65816


    Sep 28, 2007
    Well, there is iMovie, which should run on iPad but doesn't.

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