Brief iWork '08 mention
A one-off mention of "Keynote '08" was visible on Apple's Hot News page for a few minutes on Monday afternoon before it was corrected. The mention was part of a headline that read "Apple Remote and Keynote '08" and was later shortened to "Apple Remote and Keynote."
Apple's iWork '06 and iLife '06 application suites have gone without updates since January of '06. However, the company is widely expected to take the wraps off updates to both software bundles in the coming weeks.
AppleInsider recently cited sources who said they expect updates to iLife in the Aug-Sept timeframe, adding that Apple was considering renaming the bundle iLife '08 given its multi-month delay.
iWork would presumably receive the same treatment.
Pro Application Support 4.0.1
Also on Monday afternoon, Apple released Pro Application Support 4.0.1 [7.6MB]. The update improves general user interface reliability for the company's professional applications and is recommended for all users of Final Cut Studio, Final Cut Pro, Motion, Soundtrack Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Aperture, Final Cut Express HD, Soundtrack, Logic Pro and Logic Express.
Sims Pool for iPod
Meanwhile, Electronic Arts has released the second of four new iPod games planned ahead of year's end. The latest, Sims Pool, encourages players to "run the table" on their iPods.
"Create and customize a Sim, select a game mode, and enter the pool hall for exciting action," reads a description of the game. "Play 9-ball, 8-ball or fun trick-shot mode. Realize your Sim's goal by playing all the right angles and sinking smooth shots. With one-thumb ease, use the Click Wheel to set cue ball position, select cue angle, add spin, adjust power, and then shoot. The Sims Pool comes alive with vibrant graphics, realistic pool physics, multiple game modes, and immersive sound effects."
The $4.99 title requires a fifth-generation video iPod and iPod Software 1.2 or later. It's available from Apple's iTune Store, arriving less than two weeks after the release of Sims Bowling.