Apple has released updates to its suite of iWork apps for iOS, adding new iOS 9 related features as well as 3D Touch support for the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. All three of the apps, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, have been updated with support for Slide Over, Split View, and Picture in Picture features on supported iPad models, a new Shortcut Bar on the iPad for quick access to formatting tools, support for new Multi-Touch gestures on the iPad, new keyboard shortcuts for use with external keyboards, and 3D Touch support. The three apps now gain the ability to open documents from older versions, with Pages ‘06 and ‘08, Numbers ‘08, and Keynote ‘06 and ‘08 supported. Shared documents can now also be previewed in iOS and Android browsers, version history allows users to view and restore previous changes made to a document, and many accessibility improvements have also been added. New templates and themes are available in each of the apps, and compatibility with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint formats has also been improved.
The iOS updates are also accompanied by corresponding updates to the OS X versions, and the web-based iWork for iCloud apps have also now dropped the “beta” label and introduced a number of new features as well, including support for comments, version history, older file formats, tracked changes in Pages, interactive charts in Numbers, changing slide backgrounds in Keynote, and more. iWork for iCloud is free for all iCloud users, while the iOS versions sell on the App Store for $10 each but are available for free to anybody who purchased a qualifying iOS device after September 1, 2013.