Free iWork apps for iPad and iPhone

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Apple’s office compatible apps are now free.

Buried in the new iPhone hype was some interesting news for anyone editing Office documents on iPhone or iPad.

The ‘iWork’ apps are now free on new devices. That’s Pages (word-processing), Keynote (presentations) and Numbers (spreadsheet). Each app cost $9.99 in the past and still does for existing Apple device users.

The new deal only applies to devices activated after 1 Sept 2013 that have iOS v7 installed (iOS 7 is now available for download).

iPhoto and iMovie apps are included in the same offer.

Like many of these office-like apps, iWork is locked into one cloud storage system (Apple’s iCloud).

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