Due to the Mac App Store making application installs a no-hassle affair, this is not big news. But, along with the long-awaited Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter and the on-again, off-again Retina MacBook Pro updates, Apple today allows you to pre-install iWork Apps on your new Mac. Keynote, Numbers and Pages are now all available at the Apple Store Mac configuration site.
It is only registering on the MacBook Pro configuration page right now, but it will likely be rolled out to all new Macs offered.
(@dougmorton) August 01, 2012