As rumors of an iPad 4 (yup! you read it right, iPad 4 rumors this time) have recently come up, another rumor involving an updated iWork for the iPad has also been circulating online, with the update said to come with web-based functions, features and support for its users.
The reported cloud-capable iWork for the iPad also comes out with another rumor, one which tells of Microsoft’s plans of releasing an iOS compatible version of its internationally famous Office Suite.
Reportedly, VMware is said to have partnered with Apple in developing the cloud-capable iWork version for the iPad. Said to feature cloud-based versions of Pages, Keynote and Numbers, the reported iWork update is geared to provide enterprise class entities with more feature sets, features which go beyond the synchronizing and downloading protocols of documents and digital media content between the iCloud service and physical devices.
Taken from a report by CRN, the new cloud-capable iWork is primed as a central hub for business entities, and with VMware’s backing, the project promises to yield results and expectations that are well within the bounds of ideal.
Though no specific release date had been said in the report, speculations peg that the cloud-capable iWork for iPad would most likely roll out before March 2013, the date when the iOS Office is scheduled to be released.
Given the success of web-based productivity apps, a cloud-capable iWork doesn’t seem to be all that far fetched. We’ll have to wait and see if this iWork rumor will turn out to be true.