Matthew Panzarino, writing at TechCrunch:
Lots of folks are getting all worked up about iWork being “dumbed
down,” but it feels like a reset to me. I can see this playing out
pretty much like Apple’s recent Final Cut Pro X re-thinking. That
app was introduced in a radically simplified and streamlined form
that caused immediate outcry. Over time, Apple has steadily added
back features that were missing from the early dramatic redesign
of the pro video-editing suite. A handful of mishandled decisions
like pulling the old version of FCP too soon caused unnecessary
friction there, but recent updates to FCPX have made it a very
viable choice for professionals again.
The most telling thing about Apple’s expectations for this version of iWork: when you upgrade, it leaves your existing copies of the iWork 09 apps in place.
★ Monday, 28 October 2013