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Apple Updates Pages, Keynote, and Numbers for iOS 17 and macOS Sonoma

by Kyle Meranda

Apple Updates iWork Apps with New Features for iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Apple has released an update for its iWork suite of apps, which includes Pages, Keynote, and Numbers, for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. The update brings several new features and improvements to enhance the user experience and productivity of users.

One of the notable additions in this update is support for 3D objects in the USDZ file format for the iPhone and iPad. Users can now add 3D objects to their documents, giving a new dimension to their work. Keynote, in particular, allows embedded animations within USDZ files to be played or use the Magic Move feature to animate 3D objects across slides.

Another feature included in this update is Stickers support. Users can now use both stickers and emoji throughout the iOS operating system, adding a fun and creative element to their documents. Additionally, the apps now offer inline predictions for text as you type, making the typing process more efficient and accurate.

Collaboration on documents has been made easier with the ability to collaborate over FaceTime. This feature allows users to work together on their documents, making it convenient for team projects or remote collaboration. The update also includes the option to find and open suggested documents when using Spotlight and the ability to drag documents to the Keynote/Pages/Numbers icon on the Home Screen to import them.

Pages and Keynote have received some specific updates. Pages now supports new paragraph style options and introduces a Minimalist Report template, while Keynote offers new dynamic themes and live video slide layouts.

On the Mac, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote also now support USDZ files, providing a consistent experience across different Apple devices. The same themes and templates added to iOS apps are also available on the Mac.

The iWork apps for iOS and Mac are available for free from the App Store and Mac App Store, allowing users to access these new features without any additional cost.

In conclusion, Apple’s latest update to the iWork suite of apps brings exciting new features that enhance productivity and creativity for iPhone, iPad, and Mac users. With support for 3D objects, Stickers, collaboration options, and improved usability, the iWork apps continue to be a valuable tool for users in various professional and personal contexts.

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