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The official Mexican website for retailer Best Buy has a special event devoted to iWork '11 scheduled for this Saturday, suggesting an update to Apple's productivity suite could be imminent. [Update: Best Buy has removed all references to iWork '11]

Update: Best Buy Mexico has since changed all references to iWork '11 to iWork '09.

"Discover everything you can do with iWork '11," the site reads in Spanish. Customers can visit Best Buy this Saturday between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to apparently have a look at the software. The page was first reported by AppleBitch.

The page also refers to the software as the "new" iWork '11, providing even more evidence that the page is not a mistaken reference to the current version, iWork '09. Apple last updated its productivity suite in early 2009.

The box pictured on the page does not feature a date, and instead just shows the name "iWork" with the same logo and accompanying graphics featured with the last version of the software.

Last year it was suggested that Apple planned to release iWork '11 alongside the launch of the Mac App Store in early 2011. Providing evidence that Apple may have planned as much, the Mac App Store touted the "amazing new iWork" when it launched in early January, even though the version for sale was two years old.



Some have speculated that Apple could forego releasing the rumored iWork '11 on disc, and instead rely on the Mac App Store as part of an apparent effort to cease boxed software sales. However, the listing at retailer Best Buy would suggest that Apple will also sell an in-store version of the suite.
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I've been looking forward to this. I really like iWork but numbers, specifically, has been too limited for my needs. Excited to see what's new.
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Pages have been pulled
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Why would Apple let Mexican Best Buy show off their new software? Something's wrong here. Either Best buy put something out they weren't supposed to, or this is complete b.s.

If it is indeed real, then I for one will be purchasing at least keynote, and possibly pages.

BTW is it just me or has Best Buy been the source of a lot of slips lately?? Apple cannot be to happy with them.
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Pages have been pulled

I don't know why you think that. If this is legitimate, the third computer screen in the image has a pages document.
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Praying for iWeb update. Hoping to be able to post to my own blog page from my iPad or iPhone while traveling.
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I don't know why you think that. If this is legitimate, the third computer screen in the image has a pages document.

The Mexican *WEB* pages; not Pages the app . . .
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Praying for iWeb update. Hoping to be able to post to my own blog page from my iPad or iPhone while traveling.

It's not a part of iWork, and was neglected in the latest iLife update.
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I'm still waiting to buy the Family Pack of a new iWork. The 3 Family Packs I normally buy are OS X, iWOrk and iLife.

The question I have now is IF Apple is going to deliver physical boxes for the Family Pack, or provide another method of buying the Packs.

And maybe tie in a free trial of Bento - or even put into with the whole package.
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I'm still waiting to buy the Family Pack of a new iWork. The 3 Family Packs I normally buy are OS X, iWOrk and iLife.

The question I have now is IF Apple is going to deliver physical boxes for the Family Pack, or provide another method of buying the Packs.

And maybe tie in a free trial of Bento - or even put into with the whole package.

My guess is there will not be a family pack box set and we might never see it's equivalent in the app store. But the price's are so good it's not really necessary. The way apple has been setting the price for the software in the mac app store it's cheaper or or at least on par with getting a family pack.
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And maybe tie in a free trial of Bento - or even put into with the whole package.

http://www.filemaker.com/products/bento/

Here's your free trial, problem solved.
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1) Why would Best Buy be the first to show off the new iWork unless Apple pulls a surprise release sometime this week. If the surprise release does happen, then perhaps Best Buy and Apple Stores will both be having the new version in to show off.

2) If Apple are to do away with boxed sales, there may be card with a download code for iWork, or alternatively iWork branded iTunes cards to add money to your account in order to buy said iWork. In which case, Best Buy would possibly stock these.
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1) Why would Best Buy be the first to show off the new iWork unless Apple pulls a surprise release sometime this week. If the surprise release does happen, then perhaps Best Buy and Apple Stores will both be having the new version in to show off.

2) If Apple are to do away with boxed sales, there may be card with a download code for iWork, or alternatively iWork branded iTunes cards to add money to your account in order to buy said iWork. In which case, Best Buy would possibly stock these.

Maybe the drug cartels are forcing the issue.
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Praying for iWeb update. Hoping to be able to post to my own blog page from my iPad or iPhone while traveling.

I'm pretty sure iWeb was part of the iWork package rather than the iLife package. I think the last version was iWeb '09. I couldn't find it on the app store. I'm guessing apple has quietly phased it out. I'd like to see Apple offer a much more in depth program.
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I'm pretty sure iWeb was part of the iWork package rather than the iLife package.

No, sorry. Go here: http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC...co=MTk5MjkxMjU

From that page:

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iWeb and iDVD

iLife 11 also includes iWeb and iDVD for creating instant websites and burning your own DVDs.
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I'm pretty sure iWeb was part of the iWork package rather than the iLife package. I think the last version was iWeb '09. I couldn't find it on the app store. I'm guessing apple has quietly phased it out. I'd like to see Apple offer a much more in depth program.

Absolutely not. As I said above, iWeb was always part of iLife. It was never part of iWork.
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I'm pretty sure iWeb was part of the iWork package rather than the iLife package. I think the last version was iWeb '09. I couldn't find it on the app store. I'm guessing apple has quietly phased it out. I'd like to see Apple offer a much more in depth program.

iWeb is part of iLife, not iWork. The latest iLife 11 did come with it.
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And iWeb has even had an update patch as we've been typing these !!
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iLife '11 is going to be in Spanish?
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My guess is there will not be a family pack box set and we might never see it's equivalent in the app store. But the price's are so good it's not really necessary. The way apple has been setting the price for the software in the mac app store it's cheaper or or at least on par with getting a family pack.

Uh, buying more than one license for software on the Mac App Store is wholly unnecessary. You pay once and you can install it on all your Macs without paying again, and receive all the updates for free Automagically*.


*Unless a new Version is submitted as a new, separate App to the Store.

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The graphics used are for iWork 09. This may be a typographical error.
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Originally Posted by Dr Millmoss View Post

It's not a part of iWork, and was neglected in the latest iLife update.

Yes, But, I suppose some of us (me included) are hoping that iWeb may be moved to the iWork suite.
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Uh, buying more than one license for software on the Mac App Store is wholly unnecessary. You pay once and you can install it on all your Macs without paying again, and receive all the updates for free Automagically*.


*Unless a new Version is submitted as a new, separate App to the Store.

The problem with this is when you have family members who maintain their own iTunes/AppleID - previously, I could still put the software on their computers as one of the 5 allowed installs.
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Originally Posted by Goldenclaw View Post

iWeb is part of iLife, not iWork. The latest iLife 11 did come with it.

Yes, but iWeb was hardly touched. Looks like Apple is abandoning it, just as they seem to be abandoning iDVD.
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I wonder when they will add another app from the MS Office suite into iWork. Word, Excel, and Powerpoint are already there. Outlook isn't needed thanks to Mail and iCal. Perhaps OneNote? or Publisher?
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I use iWeb for my real estate website and have been very pleased with its ease of use and good looks. It's a typical Apple program. Very well laid out and elegant. Somewhat limiting, though.

I think Apple is abandoning it because the "youth" aren't building their own websites...they're using Facebook and youtube.

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"Update: Best Buy Mexico has since changed all references to iWork '11 to iWork '09."

Atrocious the editing of this blog is.
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Yes, But, I suppose some of us (me included) are hoping that iWeb may be moved to the iWork suite.

What would be the difference (assuming you buy both)?

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I wonder when they will add another app from the MS Office suite into iWork. Word, Excel, and Powerpoint are already there. Outlook isn't needed thanks to Mail and iCal. Perhaps OneNote? or Publisher?

Publisher -- now that would be redundant, since Pages already does more in the department. The missing piece, if you want to call it that, is a lightweight database.
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"Update: Best Buy Mexico has since changed all references to iWork '11 to iWork '09."

This doesn't make any sense. The website still says the "nuevo" (new) iWork and why would they be holding a special event this Saturday for two-year-old software?
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I use iWeb for my real estate website and have been very pleased with its ease of use and good looks. It's a typical Apple program. Very well laid out and elegant. Somewhat limiting, though.

I think Apple is abandoning it because the "youth" aren't building their own websites...they're using Facebook and youtube.

Best

I think your analysis is correct. But as another has noted, Apple just posted an update to iWeb, so it is not completely moribund at this point. They are at least squashing bugs if not adding features.
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Thanks Robin...I just downloaded it!

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I use iWeb for my real estate website and have been very pleased with its ease of use and good looks. It's a typical Apple program. Very well laid out and elegant. Somewhat limiting, though.

I think Apple is abandoning it because the "youth" aren't building their own websites...they're using Facebook and youtube.

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I also really like the ease of iWeb. Who said Apple is abandoning it??

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I also really like the ease of iWeb. Who said Apple is abandoning it??

It's just the current rumor, from those who were disappointed that it wasn't updated with the last release of iLife.
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It's just the current rumor, from those who were disappointed that it wasn't updated with the last release of iLife.

Or the version of iLife before that. Or the one before that...

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I also really like the ease of iWeb. Who said Apple is abandoning it??

It's not on the Mac App store.
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Or the version of iLife before that. Or the one before that...

Nope. It is now at version 3.0. It's been updated with every iLife upgrade since it was introduced with iLife 06, except the latest one.
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Nope. It is now at version 3.0. It's been updated with every iLife upgrade since it was introduced with iLife 06, except the latest one.

Hmm... What were the changes between versions? I remember zero. Particularly between '08 and '09.

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Hmm... What were the changes between versions? I remember zero. Particularly between '08 and '09.

Can't say for sure, but they weren't huge. New template sets for sure, and a few other minor enhancements.
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Can't say for sure, but they weren't huge. New template sets for sure, and a few other minor enhancements.

All the more reason we need a new iWeb. HTML5/CSS3 drag-&-droppables and some more custom Javascript widgets like the... what, EIGHT of them available now.

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FWIW, I'd like to see iWeb get a major upgrade too, but I'm not so alarmed by the lack of an update in the last iLife cycle that I'm assuming that it's been abandoned. I think this is more a function of all the projects Apple has on its plate these days, and the setting of priorities.
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