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Apple first introduced the iWork suite of applications January 11, 2005. Major updates were announced in January 2006 and August 2007.

iWork '05 box
iWork '05 box



The original iWork suite included Keynote 2.0 (a Presentation application) and Pages 1.0 (a rudimentary template-based page layout application). iWork '06 and iWork '08 included updates to both applications, with iWork '08 also included a new spreadsheet application, Numbers. iWork '09 again updated all applications.

iWork was called the successor to AppleWorks by Steve Jobs during his keynote at Macworld San Francisco 2005, although AppleWorks still brags some features that iWork lacks (such as database documents).


  • iWork '05
    • Keynote 2.0.1 & Pages 1.0.1 updates rolled out March 17, 2005
    • Keynote 2.0.2 & Pages 1.0.2 updates rolled out May 25, 2005
  • iWork '06 - Announced at Macworld San Francisco 2006 (January 10)
    • Keynote 3.0.1 & Pages 2.0.1 updates rolled out April 26, 2006
  • iWork '08 - Announced at a media event on August 7, 2007
  • iWork '09 - Announced at Macworld San Francisco 2009


  • iWork is available as either a single user license or as a Family Pack version.


  • Prior to the introduction of Apple's suite of applications, the name iWork was used by IGG Software. Apple requested the name from IGG who in turn handed over the rights, and subsequently changed the name of the app formerly known as iWork to iBiz, a small business time tracking, estimating and invoicing app.

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