iWork 11 landing alongside Mac App Store

Early 2011 release slated for workaholic software

Gossip suggests Mac App Store will stock Pages, Numbers and Keynote separately.

Peeved that iWork 11 didn’t get the official nod alongside the ace iLife 11 last month? Well, it seems you may have to wait until the new year to get your hands on the new productivity package, with insiders suggesting iWork 11 will launch at the same time as the much-vaunted Mac App Store.

“People familiar with the matter” have told the chaps at AppleInsider that Pages, Numbers and Keynote will land in January, when Apple has to meet its target of launching the Mac App Store within 90 days of its announcement.

iWork 11 was apparently completed earlier this autumn and had been slated to appear during the recent “Back to the Mac” event, only to be pulled at the last minute.

Apple is said to be deciding whether to bother releasing a physical version of iWork 11, or whether to sell it solely through the Mac App Store, as either a bundle or as separate parts. The latter would allow punters to buy one of Pages, Numbers or Keynote, without getting the others.

All will be revealed in the New Year. Excited by the Mac App Store? Tell us what apps you want to see at launch on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Via AppleInsider