Apple has added spreadsheet software to its iWork suite of office applications. The new Numbers application joins the presentation and page-layout programs that already make up the package.
Keynote, Pages, and the newly added Numbers will make up iWork '08. The suite, which is now shipping, was unveiled yesterday at Apple's headquarters.
The day after CEO Steve Jobs trotted out new iMac computers, Apple Inc. issued an update for the machines that the company only vaguely identified as providing "important bug fixes."
It also updated the beta of Boot Camp, the dual-boot application that lets iMacs run Windows XP or Vista on Intel-powered Apple hardware.
With Apple having announced its new iMac line on Tuesday, analysts for RBC Capital Markets say they're confident the company will ship a record 2 million Mac systems during the current quarter ending September. "Updated iMacs further affirm our outlook for stronger Mac/iPhone momentum [over the next two quarters], based on forecasts from RBC's Technology Adoption Panel, with 2.0 million Macs expected [during the current September quarter]," lead analyst Mike Abramsky told clients in a research note Wednesday.
The more personal setting of Apple's auditorium gave Apple chief Steve Jobs and other top executives an opportunity to sit down and answer questions about current hardware and future directions in the wake of its summer Mac event. Jobs, marketing VP Phil Schiller, and chief operating officer Tim Cook spent much of their time addressing the design decisions for the new iMac.
Aight, we just got our hands on the new 4th generation iMac and its wired and wireless Bluetooth keyboards. What can we say, it's all super sexy. Unfortunately we're not too partial to the MacBook square-key grid layout, and we really, REALLY wish Apple would get rid of the Jay Leno chin on the iMac already, but check out the pics and see for yourself.