Originally Posted by Tallest Skil
When businesses take longer to update Office when updates exist than Apple has to update iWork at all, I really don't think this matters at all.
Lion has more marketshare than Snow Leopard on its own. Mountain Lion is two points shy of Lion.
Right, you know this for a fact, because you work for Apple and made this decision yourself.
It fails because you can't run the same version of iWork on all of your machines, unless all are running Lion or Mountain Lion. It does matter if you can't or don't want to run all Mountain/Lion, but you want to pass documents around.
Where did you get your numbers? Here are end of August numbers from Chitika (originally referenced from an article on AI): 10.8: 9.61%, 10.7: 31.48%, 10.6: 43.28%. 43.28 > 41.09. This will, of course, change over time, but the point is 10.6 is and will be the largest for some time.
Regarding your unnecessarily negative response, what I meant was, the codebase worked on 10.6, and it doesn't appear to now use features or APIs that tie it to 10.7+. I believe (based on my own software development experience) that this was a marketing choice.
Edited by davida - 10/23/12 at 12:43pm