Rumors Swirl Around Apple Office Suite
A week before Macworld begins in San Francisco, details have emerged about a rumored replacement to Apple's aging AppleWorks productivity suite.Exactly one week before Macworld begins in San Francisco, details have emerged about a rumored replacement to Apples aging AppleWorks productivity suite. Called iWork 05 and code-named "Sugar," the new suite is expected to include Keynote 2 and to introduce a word-processing application currently know as "Pages." Meanwhile, Apples iLife will be refreshed with a new version of GarageBand that will be complemented by Jam Pack 4. As first reported by Think Secret, iWork 05 will require a 500MHz processor and Mac OS X version 10.3.6. It is thought that the software will be protected by a serial number to ward off piracy, which would be a new tact for Apple.
Think Secret also speculates that the suite will be bundled with all new Mac systems, including the new sub-$500 iMac.