On Tuesday Apple provided developers and beta testers with the GM build of OS X Yosemite, which will likely be the version that ships to consumers later in October (although since this is only a “GM candidate” we may see another build sometime before then). Earlier we noted that this build includes updated videos to demonstrate the trackpad gestures in System Preferences that showed off new iWork icons.
As it turns out, those demo videos also give us a quick look at what will almost certainly be the next major version of Apple’s iWork suite. Above you can see an unreleased version of Pages that features a redesigned toolbar and other tweaks. Another of the videos has our first look at the updated Keynote app:
Unfortunately, in the case of Keynote, we can’t see nearly as much, even at the largest available size, because it only appears as a thumbnail in Mission Control. However, a close examination reveals that it has a very similar toolbar to the one seen in the Pages screenshot above. These Yosemite-ready updates will likely be available some time next month, probably at or just after Yosemite becomes publicly available.
Since Apple is widely expected to announce new iPads in October, it makes sense to assume that OS X 10.10 will share the stage with those devices and finally get a solid release date at that time.
Thanks for the tip, Kenny!