Apple hasn't updated its office suite significantly since 2009 and its business users aren't happy, according to a report.
ZDNet reported that unnamed sources said that Apple has placed most of its iWork development team to work on Pages, Numbers and Keynote for iOS -- projects that receive regular updates while iWork for OS X seems largely ignored.
Most of the reporting revolves around unnamed sources, but the gist of it is that some Mac users are abandoning iWork because of the "second-class citizenship" and performance lag. So, is Apple just walking away from iWork because its plan is to place all its eggs in one iOS basket?
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Apple should be working on a new release of iWork that's slick and attractive otherwise it's ceding its marketshare to Microsoft. (Although the iWork pricetag, $60, is much more attractive than Office, $220.) It's true that the desktop market is declining, but not so fast that a tech company can ignore it completely, otherwise Microsoft would already be walking away.