Apple has all but confirmed the imminent official launch of iWork for iCloud.
As noted by MacRumors, accessing any of the iWork apps on iCloud.com currently results in an alert message stating that the service is being updated. Notably, the message suggests that the service will be back up with “great new features” in “just a few short hours.”
Of course, in just a few short hours, Apple is set to hold its special media event, during which it’s expected to unveil its revamped iWork and iLife apps along with the next-generation iPads and other product upgrades.
Introduced at the WWDC last June, iWork for iCloud brings Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, all of which were previously available only as native Mac and iOS apps, to the Web on Mac and PC. And thanks to iCloud, any document changes made on the Web are automatically pushed to Mac and iOS versions of the iWork suite, and vice versa.
Beta versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote were made available on iCloud.com just a couple of months ago. When the iOS 7-inspired redesign of the iCloud website was taken out of beta last month, the iWork for iCloud apps retained their old icons as well as their beta tags.
Now, though, in “just a few short hours,” they’re set to get rid of their beta designations and be officially launched by Apple at its special media event, which begins at 10 a.m. PDT.