iWork Array Updated for iPhone Compatibility

Likely the first of Apple’s usual pre-WWDC announcements, the company’s premier productivity array iWork has been redesigned for the iPhone and iPod touch. Universal versions of the word-processor Pages, spreadsheet-designer Numbers, and slide-creator Keynote can be purchased for $9.99 each in the App Store.

Updates released today for current owners make the collection capable of being used on the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad without the need to purchase a separate version for each device.

Apple’s senior VP of Worldwide Product Marketing Philip Schiller is enthusiastic about iWork’s updated availability:

“Now you can use Keynote, Pages and Numbers on iPhone and iPod touch to create amazing presentations, documents and spreadsheets right in the palm of your hand. The incredible Retina display, revolutionary Multi-Touch interface and our powerful software make it easy to create, edit, organize and share all of your documents from iPhone 4 or iPod touch.”

When Apple introduced the iPad, the availability of optimized versions of the company’s “office”-esque offerings was a major selling point. iWork showcased the prowess of the A4 chip and its ability to run the practically full-blown applications without many caveats. Today marks the first time that the acclaimed iWork software is available for all current Mac systems and iOS devices.

[via Apple]