Several days ago, Apple released iWork for iCloud Beta to developers and non-developers registered users. The suite allows users to edit and write documents in the cloud. Nonetheless, there is no need to be an existing iWork customer in order to take advantage of the service. A valid Apple ID account set up it is more than enough to use iCloud on iOS devices.
However, due to the high demand of users registered within the service, iWork suite has been temporarily dismissed. Apple decided to set limited access to its iWork beta service, and now, users who want to access their iWork accounts on the iCloud are welcomed with the message “Sorry…We’ve had an overwhelming response. Please check back soon.”
This means that Apple’s online productivity suite has already become too popular among iOS users despite the fact that it is currently in beta version. It is worth mentioning the fact that existing users can normally continue using the service despite high demand.
Besides Pages, Keynote and Numbers, iWork for iCloud platform offers a high variety of apps and features. For example, within iWork, users are able to find Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Notes, Reminders and Find My iPhone features.
Along with the release of iWork for iCloud Beta for developers, Apple has tried to redesign the iCloud website by offering those web apps in line with the existing overall iOS 7 look and feel. As it was expected, the Fruit Company has decided to borrow several iOS-like features such as the flat aspect of icons.
The release of the official iWork for iCloud launch is expected this fall, along with the release of iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks. As some users might be aware of, the company has issued a major update to iWork Mac apps as far as three years ago. In the meantime, only a minor update was delivered eight months ago.
As rumors suggested, the Cupertino-based company is planning to make iWork and iLife iOS apps free of charge in order to determine users to leave rival platforms and choose Apple’s own platform instead. Currently, iWork apps sell for $19.99 each on the Mac App Store and $9.99 each on the App Store.
As a reminder, Apple introduced iWork for iCloud during its Worldwide Developer Conference in June, with access initially restricted to registered developers. After a lot of work and several updates, the company unveiled iWork for iCloud beta for non-developers in July and to the general public last week.