by Brent Dirks
August 26, 2013
Due to an “overwhelming response,” Apple has apparently begun to limit some user access to the iWork for iCloud beta, according to 9to5Mac. One user got the following error message when attempting to open Numbers:
Sorry… We’ve had an overwhelming response to Number for iCloud beta. Please check back soon. In the meantime, you can continue to store your spreadsheets in iCloud.Originally announced at WWDC, the service will allow users to create and edit documents, spreadsheets, and keynote presentations from within any Web browser. Any changes made to documents will be automatically pushed to the iOS versions of the applications – Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. Using iWork for iCloud is completely free, and users aren’t required to have to programs installed on their machines. Apple first opened up the service to a select number of non-developers in mid-July. On Friday, iWork for iCloud beta was rolled out to anyone with an iCloud account. Since the product will be free, questions still remain about what will happen for the paid versions of the programs for iOS and the Mac. Have any readers seen the mentioned error message? I just logged onto iCloud and was able to bring up all three programs without any issues. Hopefully, Apple has been able to scale up the service because of the demand.