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Will iWork / Numbers ever get updated to '12 or '13?

2561 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 25, 2012 7:30 PM by Barry RSS
Boat Guy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 24, 2012 12:19 PM

We're still on Numbers '09 and Apple just had another event which did not announce anything for iWork!


Numbers has been updated for iCloud and Retina, but the core functionality has not been touched in year.


The UI needs a total overall.  The number of keystrokes required to basic things (e.g., add a border) compared to Excel is horrible.  The UI constantly wants to change row size when I'm trying to select a cell.  Formula entry with the cursor is very challenging.  There is no way to get stock quotes directly into Numbers.  The list goes on and on.


Excel for Windows is still so far superior so I have to keep running parallels.  This is 2012, time for Apple to produce a decent spreadshet!

  • Barry Level 7 Level 7 (29,095 points)
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    Oct 25, 2012 12:15 AM (in response to Boat Guy)

    "Will iWork / Numbers ever get updated to '12 or '13?"


    Anyone who tells you 'yea' or 'nay' does not have the knowledge to support that answer. Anyone who does have that knowledge is also bound by a non-disclosure agreement. If you want speculation on the answer to this and other 'what's to come' questions, there are plenty of sites that will offer opinions on the future.




  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,085 points)

    No, there is no guarantee anyone from Apple will read these forums. The way to be sure your comments & suggestions are read is to leave feedback. You won't get a response unless it's a bug report &, even then, it's not guaranteed.



  • Barry Level 7 Level 7 (29,095 points)

    Hi Boat Guy,


    As Peggy mentioned while I was re-reading teh terms of use, Apple does not actively monitor these forums, and Apple employees generally do not post here. Monitoring that is done is almost entirely concerned with compliance with the terms of use.


    You might want to take a look at these again, with particular attention to section 2, regarding submissions. There's a link at the bottom of most (all?) windows, or you could simply click this one: Apple Support Communities Terms of Use





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