Originally Posted by auxio
Yeah, I don't think that's going to be happening soon if they've stretched themselves over maintaining 3 different versions. If they can standardize on the web/iCloud version for all platforms, then maybe. But there's still a number of features missing, and it's very hard to pull off desktop and mobile in the same package (as we see with the Windows 8 debacle).
I completely expect Apple to bring (almost full) feature parity to all three versions (OSX, iOS and iCloud) of iWork. I don't think they would have taken this step without a roadmap like that in place. It IS still in beta after all on the iCloud version. Squash bugs, add features, squash bugs, add features, rinse and repeat until it's done. That's where it's at today. I don't see Apple calling this a done deal yet, do you?
Is there parity lacking still between the OSX and iOS versions? Something lacking that causes formatting or cross-platform problems? I don't see any currently, but I don't drill down as deep as one can either.
Microsoft makes it look hard to pull off. In fact, they seem to be really good at convincing us that the only result possible is a monumental train wreck.
But then along comes Apple, making it look easy. Take the Garageband duality (OSX and iOS versions gaining file/project compatibility), and then they go and extend that crosstalk into Logic Pro! I can sketch a project using Garageband on the go with an iPad, then import that project into GB on my Mac to flesh out more, send that back to the iPad and/or pull either into Logic to polish the tracks further. That workflow alone is pretty amazing.
If they can do that, this iWork thing is a walk in the park. They'll get it done, I'm pretty confident of that.